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DIY American Flag Windmill Hanger

Create a DIY American Flag Windmill Hanger with this simple and fun project. Using basic materials, you can craft a patriotic decoration perfect for hanging on your front door or displaying inside your home. Show your American pride with this unique and charming piece!

Difficulty level: Beginner
Time to complete: 30 minutes
Age range: 12 and up

Things you’ll need:
15″ Zinc Windmill Wall Fan
1″ Unfinished Wood Stars
2 inch Unfinished Wood Star Cutouts
Unfinished Wood USA Cutout
White Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Black FolkArt Brushed Metal Acrylic Paint
Bright Red Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Royal Blue Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Hot Glue Gun and Sticks

Let’s grab your supplies, channel your inner artist, and let get crafting!

Step 1:

Grab your blue paint. Here i used the royal blue apple barrel paint. I painted 4 panels in the blue color.

These windmills come with a hook already attached on the backside. Make sure you have that set to the top before deciding the color lay out.

Step 2:

Next, i grabbed the bright red apple barrel paint and painted every other panel. Which ended up being 3 in total.

Step 3:

Take your White paint and finish painting the rest of the panels that are left on the windmill. Then i took that paint and painted the center circle.

Step 4:

We had this brushed metal black paint, which i thought would fit really well with the rustic look of the wire still showing on the windmill. I took this and paint the ‘USA’ cutout.

Take you hot glue gun and glued this onto the center circle.

Step 5:

Lastly, you will grab the 1 and 2 inch star cutouts. I let them plain to add more contrast to the piece, but feel free to paint white or even silver. I then placed them onto the blue panels. Once i got them laid out to my liking, i glued them in place with the hot glue gun.

Then it is set and ready to display for the holiday celebrations!

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DIY American Mini Pallet Flag Display

This American Mini Pallet Flag Kit is a charming and patriotic decoration featuring miniature wooden pallets painted in the iconic red, white, and blue pattern of the American flag. Perfect for adding a touch of Americana to any space, this kit is ideal for displaying on shelves, desks, or mantelpieces, celebrating American heritage and values in a compact and stylish way.

Difficulty level:Beginner
Time to complete:30 minutes
Age range:12 and up

Things you’ll need:
Unfinished Wood Pallet Panel Sign
1″ Unfinished Wood Stars
4 yd Natural Jute Twine
1-1/2″ Blue Ribbon with Printed White Stars Wired Ribbon
3/8″ Braided Red Jute Ribbon
Bright Red Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
White Apple Barrel Acrylic Paint
Royal Blue Apple Barrel Paint
Scissors
Pencils
Hot glue gunandglue sticks
Paint Brush

Let’s grab your supplies, channel your inner artist, and let get crafting!

Step 1:

Grab your ruler, pencil, and the wooden pallet. Draw a straight line from top to bottom, about 3-4 inches in from the edge. This will help separate the sections of the ‘flag’.

Step 2:

Here, I chose the red Apple Barrel paint and painted the 1st and the 3rd slat on the side with the horizontal lines on the pallet.

Then i came back in with the White Apple Barrel paint to paint the remaining 2nd and 4th horizontal slats on the pallet.

On the left-hand side of the pallet, paint this section with the royal blue Apple Barrel paint.

Step 3:

I grabbed our 1 inch unfinished wood star pieces. I laid them out on the blue side of the pallet and hot glued them in place.

I chose not to paint them to give a contrast between the paints. This was also going to tie into the jute twine and raffia that will be placed on later.

Step 4:

Take the jute twine and hot glue the end on the backside of the pallet. Once dried, start to wrap the twine around the pallet along the line that was drawn at the beginning. I believe i went around 6-8 times.

Hot glue the other end in place on the back side.

Step 5:

Grab your desired ribbon choices. I came in with a red jute ribbon, blue star ribbon and the raffia. I laid them on top of each other and then took some floral wire to hold them together the red and blue ribbon.

You then will take a section of raffia and tie it into a knot. Hot glue on top of the floral wire holding together the grouped ribbon. Once set, hot glue onto your pallet. Then you are finished! It is now ready to place alongside you other patriotic themed decor to help finish off those looks.

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