Paint Paddle Flag
- 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
- Drill with 1/4” bit
- Delta Ceramcoat Painter’s Helper Crackle medium
- Eclectic Products E-6000 Industrial-Strength Adhesive
scissors, pencil, handsaw, sandpaper, soft cloth, heavy books, paintbrush
- 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.
- 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.
- Basecoat front and back of flag Spice Brown. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to apply crackle medium to front.
- 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.
- Print and cut out pattern. Cut seven stars from rusted tin sheet. Adhere to flag as shown.
- Wrap 28” wire length around upper left edge of flag as desired; curl ends. Attach remaining length around bottom right corner in same way.
- For hanger, insert ends of jute length through holes from back to front. Knot and trim.
- 1. Make a larger version from fence pickets or a smaller version from craft sticks.