Patriotic Wood Shim and Starfish Flag

pin_it_button-7749863My front door has been bare for several months now. It was a very sad situation caused by a major case of crafter’s block. My door cried out for something colorful and summery, but the thought of another flowery wreath just didn’t excite me. A couple days ago I FINALLY broke through. After discovering and falling in love with all of the pallet wood American flags on Pinterest, I decided to recreate the look using wood shims.

The stripes of the flag were created from individual wood shims painted with either red acrylic or a white wood stain and held together by wood supports glued to the back. To make the supports, I glued two wood shims together in opposite directions.  I used a weather resistant wood glue because the flag will be exposed to harsh sunlight and rain.

patrioticwoodshimandstarfishflag11-2488010 patrioticwoodshimandstarfishflag10-4419080 I inserted an eye screw in the top of each support for hanging… patrioticwoodshimandstarfishflag6-2122540 … and glued a blue painted starfish in the upper left corner. patrioticwoodshimandstarfishflag2-9935927 Here it is, just in time for the 4th of July! It’s not your typical American flag decor, but patriotic and summery nonetheless. patrioticwoodshimandstarfishflag1-4300754 patrioticwoodshimandstarfishflag4-1080941 In the mood for a little more red, white and blue? Check out these free patriotic printables from last summer. 1-applecrisp-5656518 Apple Crisp Recipe Subway Art 1-ssbdonethree-4248235