Anyway when I told my idea to DH and DD, they both wanted to help, so to Lowes we went. I had already bought the Red, White and Blue spray paint at Joann's the day before using coupons. Note: when doing this use paint out of a can or jar. This is raw wood and the spray paint just gets soaked up. I guess we could have primed first, but it still would have used a lot of spray paint. Plus we wanted it to be rustic and have some of the wood showing through.
So here is what we got: A bundle of yard stakes, they were around $11 for 25. Sorry I can't find the receipt! They are 36" long and about 2" wide. I sanded them first as they are real rough.
Then we found a board that was 48"x 7 1/4" this was cut down into 4 pieces. 4 packs of eye hooks and 4 packs of cup hooks. These are used to connect the stakes to the wood. Then I found chip board stars at Joann's they were .27 each.
Ok here we go!
We then layed a tarp out on the patio so we could paint the stakes.
After a few coats of paint on both sides, they are ready to be ensembled.
And the finished flag.
Have you decorated with Red, White and Blue yet? Love to see pics.
Having fun at these parties:
Between Naps on the Porch