Rustic Patriotic Star

Hi friends,

I was inspired by this pin to make a Rustic Patriotic Star, but I wanted to make a smaller version of it. This pin used wood paint stirrers and I knew they would be the perfect size for what I had in mind. So I combined the inspiration from both projects and here’s what I came up with!

You’ll need some wood paint stirrers – I picked up a package of 10 in the paint department of my local home improvement store. You’ll also need acrylic paint in red, white, and blue, and a star rubber stamp. I used dark brown acrylic paint to add a little distressing to the star, but I forgot to add it to the pic below.

Paint 2 of the stirrers red, 2 of them white, and 1 of them blue. I painted both the front and back along with the sides to give it a more finished look. I painted 2 coats, letting it dry completely between coats.

Next, using white paint with the star stamp, randomly stamp stars onto the blue paint stirrer. I used a foam brush to apply a thin coat of the white paint to the star stamp. Don’t worry if some of the blue paint shows through the star – that’s part of what makes it rustic. ๐Ÿ™‚

Then, I used my dark brown paint and lightly dry brushed all of the painted stirrers.

Using a strong glue, like e6000, glue the stirrers together in a star shape like in the photo below. I used clips to hold everything together until it was dry.

And here’s the finished star! I think it turned out pretty cute! ๐Ÿ™‚

Here it is with the wood “4” I made in this post.

And with a grapevine wreath for something a little different.

This is a really inexpensive and fun project! Let me know how yours turns out!

Happy 4th! ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ

Anita

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