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Easy Wood Block Flag Banner

This project was inspired by THIS ONE I made last year. I decid­ed to try my hand at cre­at­ing some­thing with a more prim­i­tive look. Prim­i­tive and clas­sic has always been my favorite theme for sum­mer hol­i­days. There just seems to be a lot of nos­tal­gia dur­ing the warmer months. 

Prim­i­tives usu­al­ly have dark­er shades of col­or with a nice rus­tic feel to them and that is what I want­ed to make sure I cap­tured with this lit­tle ban­ner. Keep in mind you could use scrap wood or even pal­lent wood to cre­ate this look too. Or if that isn’t avail­able I pro­vide these KITS IN MY ONLINE WOOD SHOPPE

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I began by pre drilling my hools evn­ly across the bot­tom of the board. Five for 5 holes, or how­ev­er many you decide tou­se on you own cre­ation. And a sin­gle hole at the top of each trim piece.

Once drilled it’s time for paint. I chose clas­sic patri­ot­ic col­ors but tru­ly this could be mod­i­fied for any look.

These col­ors were super bright for my lik­ing so I applied a quic coat of my DIY COFFEE STAIN (TUTORIAL HERE) just to tone these col­ors down to a more prim­i­tive look.

See how much more rus­tic they look now? I’m in LOVE!

Once dry I used some cop­per wire to attach my trim pieces to the top. I sim­ple twist­ed the ends of the wire togeth­er and left them on the front side. I felt this added to the rus­tic feel I was going for.

Nect came embel­ish­ments. I used some lit­tle wood­en stars I had on hand. I believe I snagged them from the Dol­lar Tree last year. I only had two but I like work­ing with odd num­bers sooooo I used one as a tem­plate to trace and cut out a few more from old book pages.

For a hang­er I inter­twined some cop­per­wire and a piece of burlap. Ties each end and hot glued them to each end of the top board. Sor­ry I for­got to pic­ture this step.

To fin­ish off this look I decid­ed a light sand­ing would add just the per­fect touch.

And just like that, an adorable prim­i­tive and patri­ot­ic ban­ner for your door or any­where else in your home! I would rec­om­mend seal­ing with a laquer if you plan to hand this outside. 

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If you loved this project check out this SCRAPWOOD AMERICAN FLAG

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