Hey girl, hey! I am so excited about this project! That framed screen was only .25 at the Goodwill Outlet. Check out the video below or follow along here!
Goodwill Outlet: .25 frame with screen and hanger
Thrifted: Spindles found at a thrift store in Oklahoma
Amazon: Star stencil Click here to check out my favorite crafting supplies (This is an Amazon affiliate link and I may receive a small compensation for items purchased from this link.)
Debi’s Design Diary DIY Paint: Hey Sailor (blue), White Swan, Marquis (red), Black wax
Dollar Tree: Burlap, star, Tumbling Tower Game blocks
Stash: Zip ties
Let’s make it!
I used 10 spindles and painted five red and five white.
Fun Facts: There are 13 stripes on the United States flag, starting and ending with red. They represent the 13 original colonies. The red stripes represent valor and bravery and the white represent purity and innocence. The blue union (the rectangle at the top left) holds 50 stars, one for each state. The blue color stands for vigilance, perseverance and justice.
Then I gave them a light sanding to bring out some rustic effects.
My sister “Aunt Criddy” was goofing off in the corner so I decided to toss something her way. You can see all the fun on the video above!
The blue star came from Dollar Tree and is metal. It took a few coats of blue paint, but I love how it turned out.
Stars, y’all! These star stencils are such fun to use. Mine came from Amazon (link above in the supplies list). They come in several sizes and do not adhere to the project, so they are great for the ways I’ve used them recently.
I just brushed white onto the stencil to create my stars.
I’m loving this!
I used this black wax from Debi’s Design Diary to give the spindles a bit of age.
Then I sanded the star and also gave it a light coat of the dark wax.
I attached the spindles with zip ties and then cut off the extras.
I needed a base for my star, so I made one with two pieces of wood and some craft sticks.
Decisions, decisions! Brown or white burlap? White won, and I used hot glue to cover the wood base.
I wanted the star to pop a bit, so I used the Tumbling Tower Game blocks from Dollar Tree. They are like miniature Jenga blocks. I used E6000 and hot glue because the star is metal.
I added the star to my project.
I know, girl, I know! My star is upside down and I ended the stripes with a white one! It’ll be fine, just fine. I have to go pick up Finn so I will fix my star later. I’m just showing y’all what NOT to do! LOL!
Let me know in the comments what you think of this fun project!
Thank you all so much for stopping by!
Michelle Maxey says
It’s the beginning of “junkin” season here in Arkansas and you can bet I’ll be on the lookout for spindles!! I’m loving Americana decor this year!! ❤️