Create a one of a kind DIY Patriotic Wall Art piece using scrap wood or a piece of MDF. Embellish it with red, white, and blue and you’ll have an inexpensive summer decor piece.
I used items I had on hand to put this together without buying anything new. That’s also great when you’re trying to have fun seasonal decor that’s also budget friendly!
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You might have seen my Spring Wine Cork Carrot Wall Art. I used a piece of MDF that was packing material from a piece of furniture we purchased last fall. Since it came with two of these rectangular pieces, I knew I wanted to use the second one for some 4th of July decor.
DIY 4th of July Wall Art
The boards are a good size to make rectangular wall art. You can’t beat free for the cost of making wall art. There are a couple of thinner pieces that I plan to craft with as well.
To give the board a weathered look, I added white chalk paint with a brush and quickly used a lint free cloth to wipe away the excess paint. I repeated those steps until I was happy with the look.
Before adding anything to the front of the sign, I added a picture hanging hook to the back.
Since I don’t want this to have a bright red, white, and blue look, I found some tan ribbon with dark blue stars in my craft stash that is just the look I want. I added small dots of hot glue around the outer edge of the board and pressed the ribbon in place, wrapping it all the way around.
Several years ago, I made a small patriotic sign using laminated burlap sheets that are made for printing. I found a US flag image on line, resized it, and framed it. I haven’t used that piece lately, so I decided to use the printed flag for this new project.
I cut the flag to use part of it with stripes for the bottom of this wall art. It’s hot glued to the board.
More of the star ribbon is hot glued to the top and bottom of the striped piece.
The remaining part of the printed flag was used for the top of my new patriotic sign. I measured and trimmed it down to give it a look of a banner and glued it in place.
For a more finished look, I added twine trim around the banner.
The last step is to add red, white, and blue stars. If you can’t find colored ones, you’ll need to paint them before adding them to the board with hot glue.
The small wall in our breakfast nook is a great spot for a sign of this size. I shared my Red, White, and Blue Centerpiece that has the same muted tones to it that’s on the nearby table.
I love finding ways to use items that might be discarded like this packing material MDF. Pieces like this come in handy when I’m making seasonal decor. A sign like this would also look great on a piece of scrap wood.
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Patriotic Wall Art DIY
Supply List for DIY PATRIOTIC WALL ART
- Scrap Wood
- White Chalk Paint
- Craft Paint Brush
- Lint Free Cloth
- American Flag Print
- Hot Glue
- Picture Hanging Hardware
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