Happy Memorial Day Weekend! I love Memorial Day, it gives us a day to celebrate the lives of those that have passed & for those that serve our country. I wanted to add a little more Red, White & Blue to my porch, so I came up with this Americana pallet art. The idea is inspired from a cute stars and stripes pillow that I saw at Pottery Barn and this cute pillow.
The best part of this project is that it cost $0 to make, and it only took about an hour (+ drying time). The wood is an old pallet, the paint is left overs, the wire was scrap and the burlap handle was from a swag bag I received at a conference. Watch this tutorial for tips on disassembling a pallet.
This star door hanger is about 21″ wide. Start by printing out the template pages (Memorial star pieces Memorial star pg 6 Memorial star pg 5 Memorial star pg 4 Memorial star pg 3 Memorial star pg 2 Memorial star p 1), make sure your pdf print settings are print 100%, not ‘fit to page’. Align and tape together the Memorial Star pg 1-6, the papers will overlap. Cut out the large circle. Cut out the 3 Memorial Star Pieces (A, B, & C).
Trace the star piece ‘diamonds’ onto unused parts of the wood slats. You need 1 – A, 2 – B’s, and 2 – C’s. Cut out the wood using a scroll saw, band saw, or jig saw.
Next step is to paint the wood. These are the products that I used (left over from other projects.)
- Rust-Oleum White Satin
- Minwax Express Color Indigo
- Americana Decor Chalky Finish Romance
- Burlap is from Flora craft
Use whatever you have or like. Let the paint/stain dry sufficiently.
Line up the wood slats and drill holes to connect each board together. Drill 2 larger holes on the top slat to attach your hanger. Drill holes in the star pieces to connect each piece together. Then Drill two holes about 1/2″ apart in the top star piece through both the star and the circle piece to attach the star onto the circle.
Grab some wire (or string) and thread it through a hole and into the adjoining piece and twist together, cut wire and repeat for each hole.
Thread burlap through the 2 top holes to hang the star. Add bows and cutesy accents to your star as you like.
Enjoy your Americana pallet art!