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Red White & Blue All Year Long… Pallet Craft {DIY}

 

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This past month has been a busy one, but my daughter and I had a couple hours to spare to make something fun and festive for the 4th of July. It turned out so well, that it now is settled on our porch year round!

When we moved into this house we had pallets floating around the backyard. I didn’t know quite what to do with them, but I knew they would come in handy some day.

The family and I visited a blueberry farm about 2 months ago, and sitting out front was this gorgeous flag made from recycled, painted pallet. Genius…. and easy!

4th of July Pallet Flag:

  • One old pallet– the more beat up and rustic, the better!
  • Spray Paint (Red, White and Dark Blue)
  • Painters Tape
  • Star Stencil (you can print one off of the internet on paper or cardstock– we printed this one)

First off, we taped off the perimeter to make sure we didn’t have over spray. We started with the stripes of the red and white. Then the block of dark blue. Finally, we stenciled/sprayed the white stars! Easy, fun to do in an afternoon, and a beautiful decoration for years to come. I actually think the more weathered, the better it will look!

flag before

 

What do you think of the final product?!

flag after

 

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