Paint Paddle Flag

Materials

  • Wooden paint paddles, 14” long, nine
  • Darice: Rusted Tin Sheet, 4” square; Rusted Wire, 22-gauge, 28” length, 36” length
  • Delta Ceramcoat Acrylic Paints: Barn Red, Midnight Blue, Trail Tan, Spice Brown
  • Jute twine, 22” length

Tools

  • Drill with 1/4” bit
  • Delta Ceramcoat Painter’s Helper Crackle medium
  • Eclectic Products E-6000 Industrial-Strength Adhesive

Basic Supplies

scissors, pencil, handsaw, sandpaper, soft cloth, heavy books, paintbrush

Directions

STEP 1

  • Cut handles from seven paddles, so each paddle measures 12” long; cut one end into point. Sand and wipe dust with soft cloth. Cut 9” lengths from remaining uncut paddles; drill hole 1/2” from one end of each. Lightly sand; wipe dust.

STEP 2

  • Arrange 12” paddles into flag with points facing left and straight ends aligned. Perpendicular to paddles, place 9” paddles on top and 1-1/2” in from each side, with holes overlapping top edge of flag 3/4” (for hangers). Adhere in place. Place heavy books over paddles to secure while drying.

STEP 3

  • Basecoat front and back of flag Spice Brown. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to apply crackle medium to front.

STEP 4

  • Trace 3-1/2”x6” rectangle in upper left corner; paint rectangle and hanger Midnight Blue. Let dry completely. Paint remaining paddles alternating Barn Red and Trail Tan, and remaining hanger Barn Red.

STEP 5

  • Print and cut out pattern. Cut seven stars from rusted tin sheet. Adhere to flag as shown.

STEP 6

  • Wrap 28” wire length around upper left edge of flag as desired; curl ends. Attach remaining length around bottom right corner in same way.

STEP 7

  • For hanger, insert ends of jute length through holes from back to front. Knot and trim.

Tip

  • 1. Make a larger version from fence pickets or a smaller version from craft sticks.
by Linda Bauer

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/3054/2f9c2664-efea-4f66-8c66-6b761f98d6b0.pdf



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