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Faux Shiplap DIY Patriotic Decor

Faux Shiplap DIY Patriotic Decor

I am so excited to share this Faux Shiplap DIY Patriotic Decor with you! I think you’re seriously going to love this because it is so easy and affordable to make!

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I recorded the how-to steps of making this Faux Shiplap DIY Patriotic Decor during a LIVE video on my Facebook page.

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Faux Shiplap DIY Patriotic Decor

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For this project, I will be using these items but you can substitute where you want.

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  • Piece of wood (5x14in)
  • Red/White Striped Scrapbook Paper
  • Blue Scrapbook Paper with White Stars
  • Dollar Tree Wooden Stars
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Dollar Tree Thumbtacks
  • Waverly Ink Chalk Paint
  • Waverly Antique Wax
  • Folkart White Chalk Paint
  • Mod Podge
  • Hot Glue gun
  • Glue Sticks
Faux Shiplap DIY Patriotic Decor

How to Make a Faux Shiplap DIY Patriotic Decor

The first thing I did for this Faux Shiplap DIY Patriotic Decor was lightly sand the piece of wood to make sure it was a smooth surface. Then, I used my Waverly Wax to stain the wood.

Faux Shiplap DIY Patriotic Decor

I sprayed the wood with water, then poured some of the wax onto the wood and used a wet wipe to spread the wax across the surface.

Stain the front and all four sides of the piece of wood, then allow it to dry. I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process.

Then, get your wooden stars ready to decoupage the patriotic scrapbook papers onto them.

I used three for this Faux Shiplap DIY Patriotic Decor, so I decoupaged the star scrapbook paper on one star and the striped paper on the other two stars.

Apply a coat of Mod Podge the surface of a wooden star and press it onto the scrapbook paper. Once the Mod Podge is dry, remove the excess scrapbook paper.

Faux Shiplap DIY Patriotic Decor

I like to use a sanding sponge and lightly sand the edges of the wood to trim the paper. You can also use an Exacto Knife to cut the excess away.

How to get a faux shiplap finish

If you didn’t have a heat gun to dry the wood, make sure it is completely dry before you move on to these steps.

Faux Shiplap DIY Patriotic Decor

You’re going to paint the stained surface of the wood with white paint. I used Folkart White Chalk Paint for this Faux Shiplap DIY Patriotic Decor.

Make sure to paint the sides of the wood as well, then let all the paint dry completely. Once it is all dry, go over the edges, corners, and front of the wood with a sanding sponge to distress it.

Faux Shiplap DIY Patriotic Decor

Next, you need something with a straight edge so you can paint straight lines for your faux shiplap finish. I used a paint stick to get the straight edge on my project.

Get a small amount of black paint (I used Waverly Ink Chalk Paint) on a fine tip paintbrush and drag it next to the straight edge to paint a line on the wood.

Faux Shiplap DIY Patriotic Decor

Then, go over the line with a bit of the Waverly Antique Wax. Feel free to smudge the line a bit to make the faux shiplap finish more realistic and aged.

Repeat for the number of “planks” you need for your Faux Shiplap DIY Patriotic Decor. Once the lines are dry, sand over the entire surface again with a sanding sponge.

Bring it all together

Hot glue the three decoupaged stars to the front of your faux shiplap wood. Then, I hammered thumbtacks across the top and bottom of the wood.

Faux Shiplap DIY Patriotic Decor

Next, I used a fine-tip paintbrush to lightly outline each of the stars with some black paint. Finally, I hot glued three popsicle sticks to the back of the wood to create a lip to hang this decor!

Faux Shiplap DIY Patriotic Decor

I hope you enjoyed this Faux Shiplap DIY Patriotic Decor 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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If you loved this DIY you might also like this DIY Blue Jean American Flag! 

Thanks for stopping by! XOXO Amber

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