A Patriotic Flag From a Pallet


Like the phoenix rising from the ashes, this variation on an American flag rose from a wood pallet, now in pieces on the ground. I made it this week for a television segment that will be airing live on Wednesday morning, July 2 on the FOX 5 – DC network (Baltimore-Washington area).

My first step was to pry off the boards I needed, then cut them into 2″ strips, each about 33″ long, but you can make yours any width and length you like!  I used Minwax® Express Color™ “Indigo” and “Crimson” along with Water Based “White Wash Pickling Stain” for the colors in the flag.

Quick Tip: The edge of a putty knife will keep the stain where you want it, provided you apply your stain lightly, dabbing it gently next to the putty knife with a foam brush.

Two thin scraps of plywood, glued and screwed to the back, hold the six boards in position.

A sea sponge, the White Wash Pickling Stain, and a stencil for the stars completed the wall flag, which I then protected with clear Minwax® Polycrylic® Protective Finish before hanging. Hope you can catch the show bright and early on Wednesday morning!

Until next time,

Thanks for stopping by!