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Listen, I am OBSESSED with the DIY paint shim flag! Seriously, it is so simple to make with just a few steps and a few supplies, ANYONE can do it!
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How to make this DIY Paint Shim Flag
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I started by laying out 11 paint shims side by side. To secure them together, I glued three shims across the back of the 11.
Next, I applied the Waverly antique wax to the front of the paint shims with a paintbrush and used a wet wipe to spread it across the surface.
I applied white paint to alternating paint shims and then used my heat gun to quickly dry the paint and wax on the paint shims.
Next, I painted the shims between the white stripes with red paint. You can set the paint shims aside for now and grab your thick wooden stars.
Apply the Waverly antique wax to the stars with a paintbrush and use a wet wipe to spread the wax and remove any excess.
I painted each of the stars with blue paint and used my heat gun to quickly dry the paint. Then, I distressed each star with sandpaper.
I applied more wax overtop the dried and distressed blue paint, then used a wet wipe to remove excess and allowed the stars to dry again. Once the stars were dry, I distressed them again.
Start the finishing touches
Get your paint shims again and make sure the paint is completely dry. Wipe wax onto the paint shims, allow it to dry, and distress each stripe.
Next, I brushed a small amount of wax onto each of the small plastic stars, and I glued quart paint sticks to the back of the paint shims to allow me to hang this project.
Now, all that’s left to do is glue the small stars onto the thick wooden stars and glue the wooden stars onto the paint shims!
For this DIY Paint Shim Flag, I used these items but you can substitute where you want.
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- Dollar Tree Thick Wood Stars (x3)
- Dollar Tree Small stars (pulled off the patriotic tag signs)
- Paint Shims
- Quart Paint Sticks
- DecoArt White Acrylic Paint
- DecoArt Tuscan Red Acrylic Paint
- Waverly Antique Wax
- DecoArt Black Acrylic Paint
- DecoArt Midnite Blue Acrylic Paint
- Sandpaper / Sanding Sponge
- Hot Glue gun
- Glue Sticks
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I hope you enjoyed this DIY Paint Shim Flag as I did and decide to make it for yourself! If you do, I would love to see how yours turns out!
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