Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bead Board Flag & Stars

I have got all my 4th of July decor up! For me that is amazing, since I usually forget until it's actually July. Here in Utah we celebrate Pioneer Day on the 24th so I usually leave it up for that too.

I made something new this year. A Bead Board Flag & Stars.

Want to make your own? 
  • Bead Board {I used bead board panels from Home Depot}
  • Jigsaw
  • Paint
  • Sandpaper 
  • Old English Furniture Polish  & paper towel {Optional}
  • Thick Cardstock
  • Scissors
  • Star Shapes {Click here to use mine}

1- Cut a piece of  bead board 8 1/2" by 7".  Trace then cut out the two large star shapes with a jigsaw. The small star I cut out of cardstock.

2- Paint. The square is 3 1/2" I drew a line and then painted up to it with blue, then I painted red and cream using the bead board as my guide. I did 2-3 coats, depending on the color and how well it covered.

3- Sand down the edges. {It's hard to see, look at the blue star}

4- For a more rustic look, I used a paper towel to wipe on some Old English Furniture Polish for dark wood. Be very careful when you do this on the cream. I didn't have any problem with the darker colors, but the cream I used way too much and had to repaint them. For lighter colors, it really shows up and you just barely need to wipe any on. I also rubbed some on the edges, since I didn't paint them.

5 - hot glue the small star in place.

Place them in a stand {click here to see how I made mine} 

You could also frame them, or drill holes and hang them with ribbon.

Here's a list of my other bead board projects.
Do you decorate for the 4th of July? 



  1. Oh Rachel, this turned out spectacular! Love it. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

  2. Oh wow, this is super cool! Wish I was that talented, trust me, I'm not!

  3. This turned out really nice! Good job. I hope you will link this up to my Patriotic Project Parade going on now through July 4th.

  4. Love this. The stars would also make cute holiday decorations. Guess I need to get my hands on some beadboard.

  5. Rachel, Love this! Perfect for the upcoming 4th of July. Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday last week. I can't wait to see what you link up this week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  6. Woot Toot, you just got a double feature at Bacon Time, stop by Thursday to check it out!

  7. Turned out GREAT...Featuring you today! XO, Aimee

  8. I featured you today~ for 4th of July!

  9. This is so cute! I love everything bead board. Would love to have you share this here

    Have a good one!

  10. How adorable. Too cute not to share! Thanks!!