Stars and Stripes Door Hanger

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I have such an easy project for you today to help you put your patriotism on display this year for July 4th–a Stars and Strips Door Hanger.

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When I was at Michael’s the other day, not only did I pick up those decorative linen art canvases, but I also stumbled across a line of white washed wooden plaques. I was immediately drawn to their star shape and was soon struck with the perfect idea of what I could make them into.

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I love having something hanging from my front door each season, even if the rest of my house goes un-decorated. At least those who drive by are tricked into thinking I’ve got my stuff together when it comes to holiday decorating.

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The stars and stripes door hanger is replacing my succulent wreath–for now. I will probably put my succulents back on display after the holiday because I just cannot get enough of them #obsessed

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And I’m not ashamed to admit it.

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How to Make a Stars and Stripes Door Hanger

Supplies you’ll need:

    • Whitewashed Wooden plaque (I couldn’t find the star online)
    • Red and blue acrylic paint  (I used Holiday Red and Dark Blue)
    • Black acrylic paint or paint marker
    • Paint brushes 
    • Printer and paper
    • Scissors
    • Pencil
    • 220 grit sand paper
    • Staple Gun
  1. Start by painting each plaque in a red, white and blue pattern. I chose to do alternating patterns on mine, but paint however you would like.
  2. While those are drying, print out “Let Freedom Ring” in a pretty script font. I used Gracias from Creative Market. Cut out each word so they will fit across each plaque.
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  3. Using a pencil, shade all over the back of the paper with the printed words.
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  4. Once the paint is completely dry, tape the words face up (shaded side down) onto each plaque. Using the pencil and a good amount of pressure, trace over the outline of the letters to transfer to the plaques.
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  5. Using a fine tip paint brush, paint over the transferred outlines. This definitely requires a steady hand. If you don’t feel up to the challenge, try using a black paint marker instead.
  6. After everything is dry, lightly sand over the plaque using 220 grit paper, going with the grain of the wood to give a distressed look.Stars and Stripes Door Hanger-16
  7. Using the staple gun, staple the stars together using the twine hangers. See the photo below.PicMonkey Collage

And there you have it! A beautiful stars and stripes door hanger that you can display your patriotism with.

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I am really happy with how these turned out and with how easy of a project it really was.

Don’t forget to pin it!

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