I taped off the areas I wanted to paint red and then just started painting.
I was surprised how much paint the foam board soaked up.
Then I took off the tape and painted the white stripes - I used Americana Buttermilk.
I found this star at Michael's for $.99 and figured it would work rather than painting a million (50) small ones.
Then I painted the blue part - Deep Midnight Blue.
I also wiped down the whole thing with a little stain and then hot glued the star on.
Added a little raffia bow to the star with some hot glue too and it was ready to hang with a little ribbon secured to the back.
I'm so pleased with how it turned out. I had all the supplies on hand - except the star and more paint - so for less than $2.00 I made this big ol' flag.