Easy Re-purposed Rustic Cutting Board Flags

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.

Cutting Board Kitchen Junk Flag www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
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.  

Cutting Board Kitchen Junk Flag www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
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.

Vintage Cutting Board Flag www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
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!

Patriotic Vignette with Cutting Board Flag www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
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.

Patriotic Vignette with Cutting Board Flag www.organizedclutterqueen.blogspot.com
That's it for my easy cutting board flags. I hope to be back outside for my next post!




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10 comments:

  1. Carlene, you are a very clever crafter. Like your flags! A touch of Americana is always in style.

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  2. $1??? You have got to be kidding! Great deal! I know you'll come up with a great project.

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  3. Cute, cute, cute! I don't know why I didn't see this before! I love it!

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  4. Beautiful!!! Feliz semana.Valéria.

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  5. Oh they're too cute and I love that rustic red tin!
    hugs,
    Jann

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  6. Eeek! How cool! Love them both. Love the new header too!

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  7. Hey.... wow Its so cool and creative idea. I love Your post.

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