American Flag Pallet


Sifting through Pinterest, as usual, I kept coming across all of these painted wood flags; they all looked so pretty & perfect, but honestly, who wants to nail a bunch of boards together? I’m not a big fan of that. So I took the easy way out. I went to the farm and picked up an old pallet and brought it home. That was MUCH easier. The hardest part was sawing the pallet in half. Andrew says I can’t use the skill saw without adult supervision and since he is never home early enough to supervise me, that means I had to saw it apart by hand.


You Will Need:

-1 wood pallet

-1 saw

-Red paint

-White paint

-Blue paint

-Star stencil

-Painters tape



-I didn’t cut the pallet in half until last, but it may be easier to do that first. So whichever way you choose, cut the pallet in half.

-Using the blue painter’s tape, tape off the blue stars part of the flag and the white stripes

-For the red stripes I used red spray paint because I already had it

-Next thing you need to do is take the tape off the white stripes and paint them white

-Take the tape off the blue section and paint it blue. I let it dry overnight after this to make sure.

-I printed a picture of a star off the internet, cut the center out, and used it as a stencil.

-I used the stencil to paint the stars over the blue part of the flag.


Total cost: $0 and some labor


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Julie @ Outtakes on the Outskirts
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 05:56:15

    I think using the palletbwas a great idea! I like that better than the Pinterest version.

    By the way, I found your blog via the crafts tag on WordPress. Hello!


  2. Julie @ Outtakes on the Outskirts
    Jun 23, 2012 @ 05:57:09

    * pallet was, not palletbwas. Boo for typing on an iPad!


    • thesweetthingsqueen
      Jun 23, 2012 @ 08:10:11

      Julie, I’m so glad you found me! Yes, the pallet was much easier! No nailing boards together! I just had to saw it in half which was a little bit of a pain, but we have tons of pallets laying around so it was a good fit for me!


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