Make a Rustic Flag Tray

It used to be an old rustic tray with a great shape from my favorite Goodwill store.

rustic wooden tray

and for once I didn't want to paint it white. I decided instead to paint a flag motif on it for the 4th of July. This project involves no fancy paint or stencils. I began by taping-off, with painter's tape, the areas I was going to paint white.

DIY wooden tray American Flag

I painted in the red and blue areas, removed the tape, then painted in the white stripes and added a star.

Wooden American Flag Tray

Thrift store tray with flag motif

Using antiquing medium and brown paint, I aged the flag tray giving it a rustic look.

I gave the tray a coat of spray sealer and it's ready for a party! It was as easy as that! 

Happy 4th of July!

DIY AMerican flag tray

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.


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