Rustic American Flag with Chalk Paint®

We had so much fun at last night's Mix & Mingle event with our fabulous customers. Since supplies were limited, and some of you couldn't make it, we thought we'd share the full tutorial here for you! This project is easy, economical, and the finished product is an amazing patriotic decor piece to display in your home. It's amazing what Chalk Paint® can do!

Here are the supplies you'll need:

Chalk Paint® in your favorite blue (we used Napoleonic)
Chalk Paint® in your favorite red (we used Emperor’s Silk)
Piece of cotton or canvas torn to approx. 11x17
Painters tape
Paint Brush (we used a small Annie Sloan flat paint brush)
Assorted star stickers
(Optional  reclaimed wood boards to mount your flag on)

Tear a piece of cloth to your desired size; make sure to fray the edged a little for extra character.

Use painters tape to section off the top left corner for the stars.

Apply star stickers in a random fashion in this taped off area.

In the taped off area lightly paint your favorite Chalk Paint® color of blue (we used Napoleonic blue) over the stars. Allow to dry for 10-15 minutes.

Remove only the right side of the painters tape and replace directly over the blue painted are. (This will protect the area from the red stripes)

Apply the painters tape across the length of the fabric for the stripes, skipping every other row.

Lightly paint Chalk Paint® in Emperor’s Silk on the open areas and allow to dry.

Remove all of the painters tape and stickers. 

We mounted our flags with brass brads on a reclaimed wood board and stenciled the word "freedom" for our final display. 

There are so many projects you can make with this same technique.

Our shirts for Mix & Mingle were a huge hit!

We love our customers and look forward to the last Tuesday of the month when we can all get together and create!

A huge thanks to Waffle Crush for bringing the delicious treats to our customers and the neighborhood. 

See you at the next Mix & Mingle! Make sure you are following our Facebook page so you know when you can RSVP!

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