A Big Ol' Flag

As I was thinking of how I wanted to decorate my mantel for the summer, one thing was for certain I wanted a big ol' flag to be the main focal point.  I've seen lots of old windows painted as flags or slats of wood, but I didn't have either of those.  So I came up with the next best solution - a free foam poster board from work.  We get tons of these for trial exhibits, so I snagged one up and brought it home from work the other day.  See it's huge.

 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.

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  1. Great flag! And what a great idea! Thanks for sharing at The Shabby Nest!

  2. I LOVE it! I think 4th of July is one of my most favorite holidays to decorate for! :) Thanks for linking up at Sassy Sites for our ffa party! Have a wonderful weekend! xoxo!!


  3. I love this. I also love that it only cost $2.00, haha. I love decorating for the patriotic holidays. My hubby is a Navy Commander so we are a miltary family.
    following you now.

  4. I so want to make a flag this year! Yours is adorable (and in my price range!!!) Would love for you to stop by and share it at the Tuesday To Do Party! http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/06/tuesday-to-do-14-and-13-list-makers.html


  5. Great job! I love that you did it on foamboard! Super idea:)


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