I enjoy patriotic Memorial Day and 4th of July decorations; therefore, I created a few American flag pallet signs for our backyard and garden gate.
We had a pile of pallets, so why not make a few?
If you don’t have time to make one today you can save this PIN to your favorite craft board on Pinterest.
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*Another flag craft you might enjoy is our DIY fabric flags.
How to Make an American Flag Pallet
Making these flags was a blast. You can watch us making them in this video.
- Blue paint (we used blue spray paint)
- Red and white paint
- Star cookie cutters
- Craft knife
- Straight edge or yardstick
Painting the Blue Section
Select the section you want to paint blue. Then hold a piece of scrap cardboard over the area below to prevent overspray. Next, paint the blue area.
Note: In this step-by-step, we used a pallet with some of the pallet boards removed. However, we also made a full-sized pallet flag.
American Flag Pallet Sign Stripes
To paint the stripes, I used a piece of scrap wood as a straight edge and as a guide for the stripe spacing.
Paint the red stripes between every other set of the penciled lines.
Next, paint the white stripes between the red stripes.
Adding Stars to the American Flag Pallet Sign
I made a template with cookie cutters to add the stars to the flags. However, you can use any star pattern for your stars.
Another option would be to use polka dots in lieu of the stars.
After tracing the stars, I used a craft knife to cut them out.
You might like this fun DIY flag clothespin wreath for your front door.
Then I used the template to paint on the white stars.
The smaller pallet sign looks fantastic on the garden gate.
For the full-size American flag pallet sign, I leaned against a tree and placed a solar spotlight pointed at it.
American flag pallets are perfect for decorating your yard and garden.
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