I picked up this old cutting board for $1 at an estate sale last summer. It's a rainy day today (actually it's been a rainy week) so instead of enjoying my gardens, I am inside dreaming up 4th of July flag projects.
I am going to use these thrift shop butter knives in the project too.
First I cut the board in two pieces. The flag using the butter knives is 5" x 7". The balance of the board will be my other flag.
Two of the butter knives were also cut off . Are you getting the idea now? This is going to be kind of a neutral hued, random junk flag. The white star is from a craft shop, and I'm not sure I like it.
I had two of these individual aluminum star Jello molds on hand, and opted to go with this star instead of the one I purchased at a craft shop.
I cut the star shape out of the bottom of the Jello mold with tin snips. Then glued on the butter knives and the star with E-6000.
The cutting board flag is just standing on top of the canister in my re-purposed drawer shelf in the kitchen, but I could add some wire or a picture hanger and hang it on the wall too.
Now for the remaining piece of cutting board and another flag.
First I taped off stripes approximately 1" apart.
Then I painted the board with American Accents Colonial Red.
I like the red stripes on the warm worn patina of the cutting board. I nailed the other pitted Jello mold star onto my flag, and that's it. Super easy!
I like it with this wooden box of vintage utensils on my "over the sink" shelf in the kitchen. I have this flag on a plate stand.
That's it for my easy cutting board flags. I hope to be back outside for my next post!