Thanks for stopping by to see our summer front porch yesterday. As promised, I’m sharing the simple tutorial for the American flag pallet art today.
It’s no secret that I love turning “trash” into “treasure” and this DIY pallet flag is a perfect example. I think by now pallets are probably old news. They made a splash on Pinterest back in the day when it was all pallet, chevron and #MASONJAREVERYTHING.
But if loving pallets is wrong, I don’t want to be right! 🙂
The first time I painted this pallet, I gave it a nautical feel with coral and aqua paint and a starfish as the stars. But after being outside for awhile, it had seen better days and needed a refresh. I was also looking to hang a flag on our front porch for the summer months. So this was the perfect reason to give this old pallet a new and improved patriotic flag refresh!
I enlisted Sweet B to help and spent all of 15 minutes painting and hanging.
For this project, I used DecoArt Outdoor Living paint in Ladybug for the red and Picket Fence for the white. Shown in this image is the Poolside color but I actually ended up going with DecoArt Americana Decor Curb Appeal paint in Navy Blue that I had on hand. This paint is a great choice for outdoor items and worked perfect on the pallet.
Since I had already painted this pallet as a flag, it was easy to tape off to paint again. But if not, you can just eyeball where the blue would go. For the stripes I just taped off the blue side and made the red and white stripes on each panel. Easy since very little taping was required.
Once it was navy, red and white, I free-handed a few white stars on the navy section with the white paint.
Is it perfect? Not even close!
But that is part of the beauty! I reused an old pallet. The porch is festive. And no one cares about perfection. 🙂