I am always looking for a way to turn affordable items into adorable DIY home decor, and this Repurposed Tablecloth DIY Patriotic Decor is a prime example of how I do it!
I turned a Dollar Tree plastic tablecloth and some paint sticks into this super simple and fun DIY patriotic home decor.
Watch the DIY tutorial
I recorded the how-to steps of this patriotic DIY project and shared it on my Youtube Channel! You can watch the DIY tutorial to craft along (and there are 3 other amazing patriotic DIYs included in the video)!
WATCH THE DIY TUTORIAL
For this project, I will be using these items but you can substitute where you want.
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- Dollar Tree Patriotic Plastic Tablecloth
- 1-Gallon Paint Sticks
- Apple Barrel Deep Navy Acrylic Paint
- Wood Beads
- Apple Barrel Bright Red Acrylic Paint
- Apple Barrel Snow White Acrylic Paint
- Jute twine
- Mod Podge
- Giant Craft Sticks
- Hot Glue gun
- Glue Sticks
How to Make a Repurposed Tablecloth DIY Patriotic Decor
You’re going to start this easy DIY patriotic decor craft by securing your 1-gallon paint sticks together with giant craft sticks. Lay 11 of the 1-gallon paint sticks side by side to create the wooden surface for your DIY sign.
Then, hot glue the giant craft sticks across the paint sticks to secure them together. Let the glue dry, then apply a coat of Mod Podge to the front of the paint sticks. I applied the white part of the tablecloth (with red and blue stars) onto the Mod Podge.
Use a rolling pin to smooth out any wrinkles, creases, or bubbles that formed, and let the Mod Podge dry. I used my heat gun to speed up the drying process. If you don’t have a heat gun, you can use a hairdryer on the low cool setting.
Red, white, and blue
Now, it is time to make the hanger for this project! First, you need to paint your beads. I used Apple Barrel paints (the specific colors are in the supply list above). Put 7 beads into 3 little mixing bowls and spray them all with some water.
Pour a bit of paint into each of the bowls and mixed the beads around until they are all coated in the paint. You can remove them from the bowls and use wet wipes to remove any excess paint from the beads.
Set them to the side for now, because we have more tablecloth pieces to add to our DIY patriotic sign. I cut the red piece with white stripes into strips and used Mod Podge to adhere them to the sign.
Then, I cut 3 rectangle patterns out of the tablecloth and placed them between the red stripes on the sign. Once all the pieces are adhered and dry, go around the edges of the sign and remove any excess tablecloth.
Finally, thread your painted beads onto a piece of jute twine (add a dab of hot glue on the ends of the final beads to keep them all in place) and hot glue the ends of the jute twine to the back of the patriotic sign!
I hope you enjoyed this Reverse Canvas Patriotic USA Home 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 these patriotic DIYs!
- DIY Red White and Blue Rag Wreath
- DIY Dollar Tree Patriotic Door Hanger
- American Flag Anchor DIY Patriotic Decor
- DIY Ribbon American Flag
- DIY 4th of July Shirt Idea
- Blue Jean American Flag
- DIY Dollar Tree American Flag Decor
- DIY Patriotic Dollar Tree Mason Jar
Thanks for stopping by! XOXO Amber
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