Americana Decor from Craft Sticks

This rustic Americana decor flag can be hung year round and it's so easy for anyone to make! All you need are some large craft sticks, glue and paint.

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This rustic Americana decor flag can be hung year round and it’s so easy anyone can make it! All you need is a handful of long craft sticks, some watered down paint and hot glue. We used a soda can tab for the hanger which is perfect for lightweight  items like this. blank630x20
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blank630x20Americana Decor Supplies

  • 8 Jumbo Extra Long Craft Sticks (tongue depressor width)  Ours were about 7 3/4″ long and 1″wide. We bought them at Hobby Lobby.
  • Scissors to cut the sticks
  • Hot Glue
  • Watered down paint, red, blue, white
  • Soda bottle tab for hanging

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Downloadable Pattern

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NOTE: Always choose ACTUAL SIZE when printing or it will be too small.

 This rustic Americana decor flag can be hung year round and it's so easy for anyone to make! All you need are some large craft sticks, glue and paint.

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Instructions

Mark a small amount off the end of 6 craft sticks making them 7″ in length. Two others need to be cut to the 5″ inch. These will be the back bracing sticks.

This rustic Americana decor flag can be hung year round and it's so easy for anyone to make! All you need are some large craft sticks, glue and paint.

Cut the sticks where you marked using standard scissors. This rustic Americana decor flag can be hung year round and it's so easy for anyone to make! All you need are some large craft sticks, glue and paint.blank630x20blank630x20

If desired, you can use our free printable  to assist you.This rustic Americana decor flag can be hung year round and it's so easy for anyone to make! All you need are some large craft sticks, glue and paint.

blank630x20Lay your sticks out, staggering as shown. blank630x20This rustic Americana decor flag can be hung year round and it's so easy for anyone to make! All you need are some large craft sticks, glue and paint.blank630x20

Take your two 5.25″ backing sticks and glue them carefully onto the back of your flag, keeping it pushed together. This will hold the flag together wonderfully. Just make sure the glue touches every cross stick. We had initially glued the seams of each cross stick together before putting the cross sticks on.  This is NOT necessary. This rustic Americana decor flag can be hung year round and it's so easy for anyone to make! All you need are some large craft sticks, glue and paint.blank630x20

Water down red, white and blue paint to make a wash. Carefully wash the correct sticks the color according to the pattern shown. This rustic Americana decor flag can be hung year round and it's so easy for anyone to make! All you need are some large craft sticks, glue and paint.blank630x20

After painting each one, quickly wipe it with a tissue or cloth to remove excess and give it a washed look. This rustic Americana decor flag can be hung year round and it's so easy for anyone to make! All you need are some large craft sticks, glue and paint.blank630x20

Hand paint your star on over the blue section. You can use our printout for a pattern or make your own. This rustic Americana decor flag can be hung year round and it's so easy for anyone to make! All you need are some large craft sticks, glue and paint.blank630x20

Soda can tabs are perfect for hanging light weight items. This rustic Americana decor flag can be hung year round and it's so easy for anyone to make! All you need are some large craft sticks, glue and paint.blank630x20

Bend them a tiny amount and glue them on. This rustic Americana decor flag can be hung year round and it's so easy for anyone to make! All you need are some large craft sticks, glue and paint.blank630x20This rustic Americana decor flag can be hung year round and it's so easy for anyone to make! All you need are some large craft sticks, glue and paint.blank630x20This rustic Americana decor flag can be hung year round and it's so easy for anyone to make! All you need are some large craft sticks, glue and paint.blank630x20

 

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  1. Loved your 4th of July project, the flag is adorable!!You have been Pinned, Tweeted and Posted to Facebook! Your post will be featured this week at the Friday Favorites Link Party. The party goes LIVE on Thursdays at 7PM at mustlovehome.com I hope to see your there! Hugs – Christine at Must Love Home

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