Vintage-Look Patriotic Star Pallet Board

Hi friends,

Do you like to decorate for the Summer patriotic holidays? I have a fun and easy project that you can make now and use all the way until Labor Day.

This would be a great project to make with your kids during a fun arts and crafts afternoon! My board measures about 8 by 8 inches and it has an easel back or can hang on the wall.

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Here’s what you’ll need…

  • Pallet board – I found mine at Hobby Lobby
  • 3 wood stars (4-inch, 3-inch, 2-inch) – I found a package of stars in the seasonal section of Hobby Lobby
  • Red, White, Blue, and Brown acrylic paint (here’s a great set if you want to add a variety of acrylic paint colors to your craft supplies)
  • Various red, white, and blue ribbons
  • Jute twine
  • Blue button
  • Red star button – mine came from Hobby Lobby
  • Foam paint brushes
  • Chip brush for dry brushing
  • E6000 clear adhesive

First, paint 2 slats of the pallet board white and 2 of them red. I painted 2 thin coats, letting the paint dry between coats. I made sure that the paint didn’t completely cover the pallet so that some of the wood grain showed through.

Paint the 4-inch star blue, the 3-inch star red, and the 2-inch star white. Using a chip brush with brown paint, dry brush each star to give them a vintage look. To dry brush, dip your brush in brown paint and brush most of it off onto a paper towel so there is just a little paint left on the brush. Then brush over the surface of your stars. You can also dry brush the pallet board if you’d like.

Glue the 3 stars together using E6000 clear adhesive and glue to the center of the board. Tie a blue button with twine and glue to the center of the star.

I made a bow using this super duper simple method from Re-Fabbed and glued it to the top corner of the board. I finished off the bow by glueing on a red star button tied with twine.

Grab your kids and supplies and make your own Vintage-Look Patriotic Star Pallet Board! 🙂

Happy Crafting!

Anita

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2 Responses to Vintage-Look Patriotic Star Pallet Board

  1. Michelle says:

    This is so pretty!!

    Liked by 1 person

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