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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Paint Stick Flag



With Memorial Day around the corner, I wanted to add something to the picnic area in the yard. I always hang an American Flag in the back. It is the best decor for this day!

I was playing around with paint sticks......
I know you are saying " she's at it again!" I love thinking up things with paint sticks. It will be hard to top my utensil organizer seen here 
But this is something fun for Memorial day or any day. A folky/beachy looking distressed flag.

It's real simple but you need paint sticks! 7 to be exact! Don't worry they are FREE!


Red, White and Blue paint and antiquing glaze
two eye hooks and wire
clay
glue

Gather 7 paint sticks






I didn't cut handle but you can if you want a sharper edge. Paint red and white. Make sure you start and end with a red one. Paint a blue square in top left corner.





start distressing with antique glaze





I added a little ink too!
The get some clay and and sculpt a starfish. I used the back of a small paintbrush to texture it. Then glaze it.





Add eye hooks to the top and wire for hanging





Glue star on blue square





Since we are having a round of bad storms coming through I am unable to hang it out side.
I'll update later when it clears up.

Update:


Hope you like it! Since I had the clay paint and hangers this was a free to me project!



39 comments:

  1. Okay....so I am copying this in the next day or so. Love it. Super cool.

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  2. I love this...what a great idea! especially love the star!!!

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  3. this is sooooo cool,, my daughter would love this!

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  4. how did you put these together,, I'm missing that,, (I'm slow) lol

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  5. I absolutely adore this!! The starfish was a great touch!!

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  6. How cute is that! I think I could actually do that even though I am generally not very crafty! Love it!

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  7. So creative!! I thought it was a real starfish when i glanced at the pic! I love the antique glaze too - it really adds that extra touch.

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  8. This is a very clever idea! Enjoy the holiday!

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  9. You are some kind of crafty, Deneen! Love this project ~ your starfish if the perfect finishing touch!!! Smiles & Hugs, Robin

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  10. what a clever and inexpensive idea!

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  11. How absolutely adorable!! I love anything patriotic!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Stephanie
    Angelic Accents

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  12. awesome! I need to make one of these!

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  13. How creative-it is just adorable!!

    Happy Memorial Day weekend :O)

    Hugs,
    Marie

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  14. So cute & creative. I think this would be fun for the kids to make too!

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  15. Ok this a must do for me...especially since I work in the paint dept. at Home Depot and have a collection of these sticks. May even have to make one for work :)

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  16. This is so adorable! I just love the paint sticks, and the star fish is perfect! Thanks for Showing off on my blog!

    Carlee
    www.ladybirdln.com

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  17. This is so cute and creative! Love the starfish you added. Thank you for joining my party this week.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  18. What a fun idea ... I love it. Love the starfish detail too!

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  19. Freaking cool idea! Love it! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com on Memorial Day! Grab my "featured" button.

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  20. This is Darling!! Thank you so much for posting!!

    -Lauren

    thebadd.blogspot.com

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  21. What a fantastic project! I featured you over at WhipperBerry today!

    kisses

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  22. Well.... I didn't get a chance yet to make this project. BUT, I did talk about it on my blog today complete with a link to your post!! Love this little paint stick flag.... If you want to take a look at what I said go to:
    http://thehomelessfinch.blogspot.com/2011/05/blurry-eyes-and-little-memorial-day.html

    Thanks for sharing this great project! Have a great day, Lesley

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  23. What an adorable idea with paint sticks!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  24. I absolutely adore it!! It isn't easy to come by nice americana, living in Spain, so these inexpensive projects are great!!! One little thing: I love that you left the handles on, it makes the flag look like it's waving!

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  25. Hi Deneen~

    Thrifty & patriotic, perfect!! Your blog is so charming & I am happy to be a new follower. I would like to invite you to link to my K.I.S.S. Blog Bash. :)

    ~Christina~

    Drop By The Tattered Tag

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  26. That is so clever Deneen! I really love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

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  27. This is just about the cutest thing that I've seen in a while. You are so creative! I can't wait to see what you are up to next.

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  28. That is just too cool and so easy and I love it!
    KAT

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  29. I love it!!! I would love for you to link up tomorrow on "It's a Party"!
    www.acreativeprincess.blogspot.com

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  30. What a cute idea! I'm totally going to make one of those for the 4th of July. Thanks for the great idea and for sharing over at Weekend Warrior. :)

    Anna
    www.askannamoseley.com

    P.S. I'm adding this post to my Tutorials TO DO page.

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  31. I was inspired by your paint stick flag to make something similar with what I had on hand! I'd love for you to check it out!

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  32. great idea, i absolutely love it.

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  33. I made this!! Thanks for the idea/instructions. I had trouble rounding up paint sticks for some reason, but I finally got it done.

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  34. Such a cute flag! And I love that it is basically free to make:) Stopping by from CSI Project.

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  35. This is so cute! What a fun idea. Love the starfish. I wanted to let you know I featured you this week, http://designdininganddiapers.com/2012/02/top-10-tuesday-paint-sticks-arent-just-for-paint!

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  36. I Love this!!! It is just lovely. I am going to feature it on the CSI Project FB page. The challenge this week is wood and I hope you will link this up. You have until Friday.
    www.thecsiproject.com

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  37. Love this! We will be featuring this today on our Patriotic Round-Up!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  38. What an ingenious idea, so cute. That would sure be great for July 4th. I like to make inexpensive quick decorations and this would sure be that. So glad you shared this project. Always enjoy your blog.
    Happy Days

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