several paint sticks or wood shims
red, white, and blue paint (we used acrylic)
a string for hanging (I used jute)
First, we painted. Mini Me did all the red sticks and Little Lady did most of the blue stars. Mommy did the white sticks. What teamwork! The white sticks needed two coats.
After everything was dry, I glued it together with E6000. I'm just too messy with a hot glue gun, but that would work, too. On the back I glued little strips of cardboard for added security to hold all the sticks together. I glued the jute rope down and also glued cardboard strips on top of the ends for added security. I used a lot of glue and was happy I had the windows open for ventilation. Whew!
We had enough paint sticks to make two flags of different sizes.
I think our flag is beautiful! The "rustic" look means we didn't have to be perfect in our painting or gluing.
Happy Flag Day!