Monday, May 21, 2012
Americana 2x4 Flag- Super Easy and Cute Craft
You will need:
a 2x4 cut into pieces, every flag needs two 7-inch blocks and 3-3.5 inch blocks. Lowe's and Home Depot would cut the 7-inch blocks for me but I had to cut them in half myself (with the help of a friend). You can get about 3 sets out of one 2x5=4
Red, white and blue paint
Contact paper or a large star sticker
When the blue paint is completely dry, peel off the sticker.
*Optional extra steps*- After you have sanded your edges, dip a q-tip in stain and paint it on the sanded edges. Wipe off with a paper towel. You are just trying to give it that weathered look.
You can also tie a ribbon around the edge of your flag, I didn't, but I know a lot of the ladies at my playgroup tied a ribbon around it when they got home.
All in all it takes about 30 minutes to complete this craft, with a group of 7 women it took about 2 hours, but there was lots of chatting going on during that time. It was perfect for a group, but I would have made one even without the group, they were just a good excuse. :)