Paint your own DIY pallet flag with our easy to follow instructions below. If you have ever wanted to add a rustic pallet flag to your summer home decor, it has never been easier! Grab the supplies below and get started making your own version today.
- 15 x 9 Wood Pallet Sign
- Chalk Paint in
- Foam Star Stickers
- Paint Brushes
- Sand Paper
- Stain (optional)
Start by giving the entire flag a coat of white paint. I love a distressed finish so I did a really light coat with a dry brush technique. Get a little bit of paint on your brush and move it swiftly over the surface. This may leave a few areas with very little paint or completely uncovered. That is perfect for the rustic treatment that we are going to give this pallet flag.
Use a ruler to mark off a rough square in one corner of your flag.
Add the star stickers to this area. You can add as many or as few as you would like and in any pattern that you love.
Paint around the stickers carefully with blue craft paint. The stickers will act like somewhat of a mask. You will still need to do a light coat of the paint and be cautious around the edges. Remember this is a rustic paint job however so don’t be too neat!
Remove the stickers and you are left with white stars on your pallet flag.
Paint every other board with the red paint. Again I used a dry brush technique to give me a rustic look right after painting.
You can then use sand paper to remove even more paint and add to that rustic appeal. This is where you can stop and leave the flag alone. Or you can go even more rustic!
Add a dark stain over the top of your cured paint for a more rustic look. The top of the flag below has been treated while the bottom has not been stained. You can see a big difference!
I love that more rustic stained appearance so I went over my entire pallet flag. Just apply the stain, let it set for just a few seconds, then wipe away with a rag. So simple yet such a huge difference!
Allow everything to dry and your flag is ready to be displayed! I love the rustic touch that this one adds to my summer decor.
I added my flag to my mantel along with this large tea stained American flag – I just love adding a touch of Americana to my home in the summer!
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