It all started with an American Flag transfer… my inspiration for this project. I wasn’t so sure about putting it on furniture… not my style. But an American flag pallet sign is DO-able and I have just the spot on my front porch that needs a little patriotism. I don’t think you can ever have too much red, white, and blue.
*This post is dedicated to the teams (anyone on the front line) that is fighting to win the COVID-19 war and the families that have suffered a loss. United we stand, divided we fall. We will win this and be stronger than ever.
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American Flag Pallet Sign
Product List: Here are the products you will need to complete your DIY American flag pallet sign.
- pallet wood or weathered lumber
- American flag transfer (or hand paint)
- Cotton (chalk mineral paint)
- Bunker Hill Blue (chalk mineral paint)
- Barn Red (chalk mineral paint)
- 2 inch Chip Brush
- Mini Angle Synthetic Paintbrush
- Artist Brushes (for hand lettering)
- Gator Hide (water-resistant topcoat)
- Sanding blocks 220 grit or sandpaper
- Jute (to hang wooden tags)
How To Make The Pallet Wood Sign Base
Application Of The Transfer
After I built the base of my sign, (of course, I could have just painted this American flag pallet sign) I found this transfer. I have used them on painted furniture many times and they work great so I was ready to find out how well it would stick to a rough pallet wood surface. The application is simple… peel off the backing and rub it on. This transfer comes in two pieces so be sure to measure where you want it before applying the sticky side to the wood. You cannot reposition once it attaches to the wood.
How To Waterproof The Transfer
After transferring the design to wood, you will need to seal it with a waterproof topcoat. This American flag pallet sign will be displayed on my front porch and exposed to extreme temperatures. Here in Texas, the humidity is always a concern, so I used Gator Hide… a water-proof topcoat to seal it. Use two coats for maximum protection on wood and painted surfaces for best results.
Easy Decor | The American Flag Pallet Sign
Aren’t these adorable??? I love creating these wooden tags and they are so easy to make. CLICK HERE to learn how I made these in 6 easy steps. Just add paint! I think these will be the perfect addition to my sign.
When you don’t have stencils, you hand paint and this project was one of those I need to “create something now” projects. In other words… therapy from life. I used a pencil to draw a rough outline of the stars and just filled it in with paint. Don’t worry too much about being perfect. If the sign is going on your front porch and I seriously doubt anyone has eyes that good from the road. Besides… it’s rustic and oh so charming. If you need to, practice on a scrap piece of wood first.
I added jute to the wooden tags and hung them from the backside of the American flag pallet sign. It was exactly how I pictured it in my mind. That’s rare but it’s nice when it does. 🙂
Welcome to my new spot! This is now my retreat when I need fresh air from the sheltering in place inside my home. A place to meditate, read or just listen to the birds and be thankful that I live in the USA. It’s been a bit crazy and at times unbelievable that all this is happening. No matter what, we will win this war with COVID-19. GOD BLESS us all.
Thanks for joining me today and I hope this will inspire you to create and find that happy place where ever you are and stay safe my friend. And if you need a little diversion from the craziness, grab your paintbrush and favorite paint and get busy. It does help.
Until the next project… xo, Do