American Flag Made with Lattice


Large pieces of art can be expensive. Why not make your own. For this project I decided to show my love of America.



~Lattice Strips ~


I got two bundles.

 
I first painted the lattice strips brown. Then I painted on the stripes red and a creamy white. I painted the navy blue square and then attached the lattice strips with wood on the back.  I used a nail gun and wood glue.


Now for the fun part. I used a wood star as a stamp. I just dipped it into the paint and pressed it onto the board. I touched up with a paintbrush. 

*Use stencils, stamps, or just freehand to make your stars.


If I had more wood stars I would have glued them onto the frame. I only had a few so I painted the stars on instead.


Drill two holes on each top corner and add picture frame wire to hang.




God Bless America!


Tip: Instead of painting a flag 
paint
  your
 favorite
 colors
  on 
 each
 lattice
 strip.
 You could make beautiful modern art. 

I hope I've inspired you to make your own lattice style art. 

xo,
Dee

Question:
Love it! But what kind of paint did you use to get the antique/vintage look? Love how the brown still shows through! Any advice about how to achieve your great painting technique? Many thanks for your advice!!!

 My reply:
I first tried aging the wood with a vinegar solution. It was not dark enough so I painted the lattice boards with tudor brown paint. I painted the flag colors by thinning the paints with water.


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36 comments:

Gypsy Heart said...

I LOVE it!! Such a tribute too. You continue to amaze me.

Have a wonderful weekend!
xo
Pat

Marydon said...

This IS my favorite design! Just beautiful. Showing this to hubby, he's just going to LOVE seeing me coming with this idea.

Have a beautiful holiday ... please pray for our troops that serve us, & those that have gone before us.

TTFN ~
Hugs,
Marydon

❀❀❀Ðαωᾔ❀❀❀ said...

Dee, I have a similar flag made the exact same way. I purchased mine at a craft show. Yours is just adorable. Thanks for the tut:)

nádya said...

Dee, you cant stay with the hands in the pocket...Great idea and the most important the result is excellent!!!
Blessings,
Nadya

Diane said...

Great job on the flag Dee! Now you're all ready for Memorial Day, Flag Day and the Fourth of July! Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful work Dee! It has such a great rustic country feel. Just in time for Memorial Day! Have a wonderful weekend.

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

I rally like the rustic feel of this.

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Great job Dee! I love it!

Have a happy holiday weekend.

Pam

Brandi said...

This is so beautiful, Dee! I'm pinning it! I have a piece of board in the garage that I have been saving for a future project. You have inspired me to create something similar.

Barbara said...

You are on a roll girlfriend!! I love his idea...and how patriotic! The execution of this project is simp0ly flawless and I can see your beautiful artwork hanging either inside or outside.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend Dee!

Barbara said...

PS...so pinning this!!! :D

Jeanne said...

You are just amazing! I love how this project turned out! Happy Memorial Day!!

Chatty Crone said...

I have to tell you that I think this piece of art is just awesome - and how you think it up is just amazing to me.
sandie

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Fabulous tribute, Dee. Have a great weekend.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

I LOVE IT Dee!! Enjoy your weekend!

New End Studio said...

I love the old fashioned look, it's fabulous. Thanks for sharing how you made it!

The House at Bluebird Lane said...

Dee, Your Flag turned out beautiful! So rustic and the perfect way to celebrate the Red, White & Blue! I found your charming blog through The Checkered Apple, so happy to be now following. :-) Hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend!
Sharla

RaNaeLuvsEwes said...

Dee that is creative and how easy to just stamp the stars lol

Sparkle and Co said...

I flicked through your blog and you're very talented... Your fingers are made of gold ( translated from French).
Have a nice sunday

LDH said...

Well done! It looks awesome!

Katherines Corner said...

its turned out terrific! xo

Sherry said...

What a beautiful tribute...you're a genius!

Bliss said...

You did inspire me. So I pinned it.

~Bliss~

Cottage and Broome said...

Your flag came out great! I have made flags from old picket fencing. Thanks for sharing, Laura

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

I just love your flag! I painted a flag last year on a sheet of ply wood and it's just "okay". I like yours so much better! Especially the circle of stars. Thanks for showing us how you did this. It's a great project!

Jamie said...

I love how this turned out. I like that it looks so old world and vintage. Thanks for the tutorial. This is the neatest idea! Visiting from Wow Us Wednesday. ~ Jamie

Art and Sand said...

I have an identical one - now totally faded from hanging outdoors - that I bought years ago. I was thinking of copying yours when I saw your idea of a different color for each strip. I have just the quote to go on it. Thanks for the inspiration!

Art and Sand said...

I have an identical one - now totally faded from hanging outdoors - that I bought years ago. I was thinking of copying yours when I saw your idea of a different color for each strip. I have just the quote to go on it. Thanks for the inspiration!

wskeehan said...

Love it! But what kind of paint did you use to get the antique/vintage look? Love how the brown still shows through! Any advice about how to achieve your great painting technique? Many thanks for your advice!!!

Terry Moore said...

I used to have one of these that I purchased and it lasted many years but was out in the weather so it finally fell apart. You have given me inspiration to make another one...this time myself. Yours is so lovely!

Kathy said...

Way Cool! I even pinned this one, glad I stopped by this blog is awesome!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

Dee! This is Amazing! I love how you painted the brown first to give it an extra rugged look. You HAVE inspired me! Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create!
<3 Christina

Crystelle Boutique said...

This is sooooooo cute....!!!! LOVE the lattice you used, and the wooden stamp idea is FABULOUS~~~~!!!
You go girl!

Christina at I Gotta Create! said...

You're a STAR today over at I Gotta Create! Your lovely flag project is in the Star-Spangled feature lineup. Thanks so much for linking up!

<3 Christina
http://igottacreate.blogspot.com/2012/07/star-spangled-spectacular-25-july-4th.html

eastcoastgirl said...

Could you please tell me the dimensions of the flag? Also, how big is the blue square?
It's beautiful and I can't wait to make my own :)

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

eastcoastgirl - I'm posting the info here since you don't have an email address.

The flag is 35 wide by 19 high. The blue square is about 13 inches.

Happy Crafting!
Dee

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