|Written by Bill Hanks|
A great way, to express your patriotism through art, is by making a wooden pallet American Flag. ¬†This article will explain how you can make a shabby wooden pallet into a visual display of art.
You will need an old wooden pallet that is in one piece. ¬†You also need a yard stick, red, white and blue paints, paint brushes, sand paper, carpenter pencil and a star stencil of about two inches in diameter.
Step 1. ¬†Lightly sand down the wood planks on one side of the pallet. ¬†Try to select the cleanest side to use.
Step 2. ¬†Use you yard stick and mark off the upper right one fourth of the pallet. ¬†This is where your stars will go. ¬†You can place your stars in a line or in a circle like a colonial flag. ¬†If you go with a circle, find the center point of this square. Use a string and a pencil to make the circle.
Step 3. ¬†Use your stencil to place your stars in an organized way.
Step 4. ¬†Paint your stars with white paint.
Step 5. ¬†Paint the upper fourth all blue. ¬†This will be around the stars.
Step 6. ¬†Paint the upper pallet boards red.
Step 7. ¬†Paint the lower pallet boards white. ¬†This will give you a three dimension look.
You can then use your art work in various ways. ¬†You can simply display it against a tree or post. ¬†You can place plants on it. ¬†You can use it for whatever use you need it for. ¬†You can hang it on your shed or barn. ¬†Keep in mind that it resembles an American flag, so you want to respect it.