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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.
Vintage Ruler American Flag Door Hanger
Here’s what you need:
- Framed Wooden Sign Small Square from Walnut Hollow
- Americana paints by DecoArt in Country Red, Dark Chocolate and Titanium White
- Staining Antiquing Medium from DecoArt
- Americana Decor 1″ Angle Paintbrush
- Tombow MONO Multi Liquid Glue
- Wooden Yardsticks (5)
- Vintage Folding Ruler
- Pencil, Ruler, Eye Hooks (10), Paper Towels, Scrap of Denim, Scissors, Sanding Block, Hand Drill, Needle Nose Pliers
Here’s how to make it:
Sand all surfaces of the wooden sign and yardsticks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I hope you have enjoyed this DIY Project!
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