The 4th of July is just a week away which means the buntings, banners and flags will be adorning porches and yards across the country. Fireworks, rodeos, barbecues and parades are on the schedule and camping equipment is being prepped.
We will be spending the day with family and doing the small-town-parade-and-barbecue-and-fireworks thing. Norman Rockwell style…right?
My contribution to the patriotic décor is my planked flag I made with pallet wood – with a twist.
Rather than paint, I did it all with various stains. Mahogany and pecan for the stripes and weathered gray for the stars. It can almost be considered as a minimalist flag.
The intent is to hang this on the porch but for sake of time and pictures, I have it hanging on the wall.
13 stripes and 50 stars? Not quite, but this is a representation, not a replica.
Besides, do you know how heavy this thing would be if I had 13 pieces of pallet wood connected together?!
I used my metal stamps to stamp words of patriotism on each of the big stars…(and I just realized I duplicated one of the pictures and omitted “Liberty!” ) Yikes!
Defend. Honor. Observe. Freedom. Glory. Salute. Respect. Liberty.
Can you spell American any better than that?
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