Just a few days left before the Fourth of July Festivities begin! Make this DIY Land of the Free Fourth of July Wood Sign for your Independence Day decor! It is so easy to make and is a fun addition to your patriotic decor!
The Fourth of July is one of my VERY favorite holidays so I LOVE to decorate for it. I shared with you how I made our Wood Flag Sign here if you are interested in learning how to make that for your own home! Today I am sharing how to make the Land of the FREE, because of the BRAVE!
1 piece of wood (mine was 17 inches x 32 inches)
2 side pieces (17 inches x 1.5 inches x 3/4 inches)
2 side pieces (33.5 inches x 1.5 inches x 3/4 inches)
Land of the FREE stencil (download the svg file I used for mine here)
stain (I use this one)
picture hanger (I used this one)
1. Cut your wood to your desired measurements, or use the measurements I did. Lightly sand board so that it is smooth of the front and around the edges of the board. Wipe off dust with a damp cloth.
2. Paint your wood white and let it dry completely.
3. Take your stencil or vinyl cut out and place it onto your board so that it is centered or pushed to the right of your sign like I did.
4. Stencil the words onto the board with black paint (or your favorite color) and peel up the vinyl carefully.
5. Let the sign dry completely at least a few hours so that the paint will not smear when you sand it.
6. Sand the sign down roughly on the edges as much as you want it to have a distressed look. Run the sand paper over the entire flag so that it looks a little worn and aged. Again, do this to your own personal preferences.
7. While the paint is drying, you can cut your side pieces for your sign frame. You will need to cut two different lengths of your frame using the measurements above. Two will be the top and bottom frames and two will be the sides of the frame.
9. After the stain has dried and the sign is sanded, you can nail or staple the frame onto the flag.
10. Add a picture hanger to the back of the sign and hang in your home!
I love making these signs! I love how easy they are to make and that I can customize them to the exact colors and holiday that I want to for my home. I tend to be pretty picky and have a hard time finding something that is exactly what I am looking for! This way I get exactly what I want!
What are your plans for celebrating the Fourth?
Thanks for stopping by! xo
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