American Flag Door Hanger Created from Vintage Rulers

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Just a few simple supplies from the hardware store and my favorite DecoArt paints are needed to create a Vintage Ruler American Flag Door Hanger to welcome guests and celebrate all Summer long.

 

 

Create a vintage ruler american flag door hanger with supplies from the hardware store and my favorite DecoArt paints! #americanflag #creativelybeth #decoart

Vintage Ruler American Flag Door Hanger

Here’s what you need:

Here’s how to make it:

STEP ONE

Sand all surfaces of the wooden sign and yardsticks.

 

Create a vintage ruler american flag door hanger with supplies from the hardware store and my favorite DecoArt paints! #americanflag #creativelybeth #decoart

 

Measure and mark the center of each yardstick and then mark five points across the center bottom edge of the small sign with a pencil.  Drill a pilot hole with the hand drill and then screw in an eye hook.  Shape folding ruler into a five-pointed star.

 

Create a vintage ruler american flag door hanger with supplies from the hardware store and my favorite DecoArt paints! #americanflag #creativelybeth #decoart

Create a vintage ruler american flag door hanger with supplies from the hardware store and my favorite DecoArt paints! #americanflag #creativelybeth #decoart

STEP TWO

Apply a wash coat of Titanium White on all four sides of two yardsticks, using equal parts paint and water.  Wipe off any excess paint with a paper towel, set aside to dry.

 

Create a vintage ruler american flag door hanger with supplies from the hardware store and my favorite DecoArt paints! #americanflag #creativelybeth #decoart

 

Apply a wash coat of Country Red on all four sides of three yardsticks, using equal parts paint and water.  Wipe off any excess paint with a paper towel, set aside to dry.

 

Create a vintage ruler american flag door hanger with supplies from the hardware store and my favorite DecoArt paints! #americanflag #creativelybeth #decoart

 

Apply a wash coat of Dark Chocolate on all four sides of the small wooden sign, using equal parts paint and water.  Wipe off any excess paint with a paper towel, set aside to dry.

 

Create a vintage ruler american flag door hanger with supplies from the hardware store and my favorite DecoArt paints! #americanflag #creativelybeth #decoart

 

STEP THREE

Antique the five yardsticks with equal parts Staining Medium and Dark Chocolate paint.  Apply with a paintbrush and then wipe off any excess paint with a paper towel.  Set aside to dry.

 

Create a vintage ruler american flag door hanger with supplies from the hardware store and my favorite DecoArt paints! #americanflag #creativelybeth #decoart

 

STEP FOUR

Cut a square of denim to fit inside the wooden sign and attach with Glue.  Once dry, adhere the folding ruler star to the wooden sign.

Create a vintage ruler american flag door hanger with supplies from the hardware store and my favorite DecoArt paints! #americanflag #creativelybeth #decoart

 

STEP FIVE

Using the needle nose pliers, open the eye hooks on each of the five yardsticks.  Thread the open eye hooks through the closed eye hooks on the wooden sign and then close the open eye hooks with needle nose pliers.

 

Create a vintage ruler american flag door hanger with supplies from the hardware store and my favorite DecoArt paints! #americanflag #creativelybeth #decoart

 

I hope you have enjoyed this DIY Project!

If you use my American Flag Door Hanger as inspiration to create a project from vintage rulers, please tag me on social media @CreativelyBeth

 

Create a vintage ruler american flag door hanger with supplies from the hardware store and my favorite DecoArt paints! #americanflag #creativelybeth #decoart

 

Check out my other patriotic projects Felt, Ribbon and Lace American Flag or Hand Lettered American Flag Plaque

Thanks for stopping by!

9 thoughts on “American Flag Door Hanger Created from Vintage Rulers

    • Thanks Cynthia. It was super easy, too!

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  • You had me at yardstick… but wow is this project clever! Love the rulers hanging in a wind chime effect. SO COOL.

    I’ve featured you in this weekend’s DIY Salvaged Junk Projects 533. Thanks for linking up!

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  • What a great patriotic decor idea and I’m Canadian! Love the vintage vibe and the creative use of yardsticks. Visiting from Funky Junk Interiors and I just had to pop over to take a closer look. Pinned 🙂

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    • THANKS! I pinned yours too! Super cute!

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  • Beth, this is simply charming! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm–pinned!

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    • Thank you Cecilia!!

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  • Love this! So clever & I love the vintage vibe. Found you at Our Hopeful Home; congrats on the feature!

    XO- MaryJo

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    • Thanks, MaryJo!

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