How to Make a Rustic American Flag

On a rainy Fourth of July on the East coast,

rustic painted American flag

What else is there to do but to get up early and whip up a little patriotic project?

As you know, I do some of my best work first thing in the morning before anyone else is up.

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Rustic American flag with an overlay

I cut 3 pieces of scrap mahogany and screwed them together to make my pallet, then taped off a flag on the front. 

Mahogany wood with painter's tape

Using a dry brush of Old Ochre Annie Sloan Chalk Paint, I painted the stripes.

Painting the flag stripes

Then using Paloma Blue, I painted a quick coat of blue.

Blue field on American flag

I stained the finished flag with a coat of dark wax. 

The red mahogany color of the wood was perfect for the red stripes.

Rustic American flag with metal star

I added a metal star to the field and my Fourth of July project was finished!

I made several other American flag projects including this fun garden bench I found on the side of the road. 

I made an American flag coat rack out of a piece of wood and a few large hooks. 

And how about this fun painted canvas American flag that hangs from a vintage hanger.

Now if only the sun would come out!

Pallet wood American flag with metal star
Happy Birthday America!
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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .