I've had a few (Michelle) requests to make a tutorial of the flag I made and posted earlier.
Here it goes:
7- 1x2x8 planks of wood
(roughly $1 each)
3 cans of spray paint (1 red, 1 white,1 blue)
(roughly $3 each)
1/8 in shams
50 vinyl stars
Cut a total of 13 38in pieces
(You will have left over pieces of wood and will need them later)
Paint, both sides, 6 boards white and 7 boards red
When dry, tape 4 red and 3 white together. Place tape 16 inches from edge.
Sand all rough edges and this makes the wood look more weathered and rustic.
When dry, lay all boards in desired striped arrangement, turn them over, and add 1/8 shams
Clamp together to keep in place
Use left over wood from step 1, as back supports. Add screws and mounting hardware.
Cut and arrange 50 stars, stick to board, and you have a finished product!
Finished product for under $20!
And YES! I did this all by myself!!!