For this mini flag, I used a chunk of 2x4 cut to 4 inches. After sanding just a bit and smoothing the edges of the block, I painted a coat of white acrylic paint over one side. When it was thoroughly dry, I masked off the upper left corner and painted that blue. Always wait for each color to dry before proceeding to the next; it dries pretty quickly. I painted the red stripes next. Then I made a mask the size of the blue square and cut a star in the center which I then used as a stencil to paint the star. My sentiment is from the My Little Firecracker stamp set by My Creative Time. I didn't use any special ink or paint, just my regular Memento Tuxedo Black. Now you can seal it if you wish, or leave it as is. I use matte finish Mod Podge for mine. Only one coat was all I needed on this one. I love the shabby/rustic look of the finished block.
Doesn't it look cute with my chunky metal star candle holders. :) Thanks for coming by today. Be sure to check out the other designer projects for more great ideas to kick off your Fourth of July. It's not that far away, you know.
My Creative Time, My Little Firecracker
Scrap of wood from the hubs' shop, acrylic paints, mod podge, ink
Here's the larger one I made. It will be available in my etsy store soon. It was so much fun to make! :)