An Easy Tip for Adding Stars to a Hand-Painted Flag

5:30:00 AM

Here is the easy solution to a problem I bet many of you DIYers have when painting an American Flag...

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How to paint 50 stars and have them come out all the same and neat.

I bet many of you did as I did for this rustic American flag I made... 

I only made one star... easy and cute but what if you want 50 stars?

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Well here is what I did on this American Flag Tray I painted... You can go to the post and read the whole process but I'm going to give you a tip.

First I painted my flag... this tray was perfect because it had these lines in it already.

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Next I used an old piece of plastic and a small star hole punch. 

I measured 1" lines all the way down the plastic until I had 10 stars in a row all evenly spaced. 

Then I punched the star hole at each line.

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I used a stencil brush with just a small amount of white paint and pounced in each star.


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I repeated this for 5 rows.

This can be done on any flag and the star punches come in various sizes. I got my star punch at Michael's Craft Store. 

Stop by the original American Flag Tray post to see the complete details.


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Happy Painting!

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8 comments

  1. what a perfectly great idea for making stars. I had no idea they sold that type stuff. I've already pinned this post for future info. thanks for sharing. I love all the projects you do and find your blog inspiring.

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  2. Very ingenious! You DIYers come up with the best ideas and ways to do things. I'm a DIYer too... but nearly as successful. Such fun to see what everyone does. :)

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    1. Thanks so much Joyce and thanks for following for so long! :)

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  3. Awesome tip! Thanks for sharing Susan. Love your flags!

    Sandi

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    1. Thank you Sandi, I'm glad you like the tip :)

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  4. oh my gosh Susan! that is brilliant! :) I am sure I have a star punch around here somewhere!

    pinning!

    ps congrats on the move. :) wishing you all the best.

    pps I still enjoy seeing your episode on reruns on HGTV :)

    gail

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    1. Well heck girl thanks on all accounts!! xo

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