Hi everyone! I am Jaclyn from One Thousand Oaks
At One Thousand Oaks you will find inspiration related to interior
decor, recipes, organizing, DIY, and real life living as I use my
creativity to turn our new house in Michigan into our own.
Today I am excited to share with you how to make a quick and easy 4th of
July stars and stripes banner.
The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love everything that
accompanies it. The warm summer day’s, BBQ’s, fireworks, the parades,
and celebrating the independence of our country.
I love walking into the stores and seeing all the red, white, and blue.
I plan out red, white, and blue themed outfits for the entire week
leading up to the 4th of July for my kids and myself. I can normally
only get my husband to participate and wear something patriotic themed
on July 4th. That’s ok with me, at least I get one day!
The 4th of July will be here quickly, so it is time to get out the
I am sharing with you one of my new DIY Patriotic Decorations.
4th of July Stars and Stripes banner.
I walked into Target the other day and spotted these wooden stars in the
dollar section. I thought they were adorable and I figured I could find
a way to decorate with them.
My first step was to stain them. I used Minwax wood stain in Dark Walnut. (Affiliate
I just used a cotton rag to wipe the stain on the front and back of each
star. I found it easiest to remove each star from the string first. Be
sure toa wear gloves to protect your skin and to stain your items in a
well ventilated area. I stained mine outside.
It was pretty warm out and the stars only required a thin layer of stain
so they dried pretty quickly. I then used 1 inch painters tape and
applied it to each star. I used a small piece of tape to measure out the
1 inch space in between each strip of tape. Make sure you press down the
edges of the tape so that the paint doesn’t bleed underneath it.
I used a foam brush and just used some white paint that was on hand. I
brushed it along the direction of the wood. Going with the grain. Once i
had the stripes all painted I took off the tape right away. As long as
you do not apply a heaping amount of paint you should be fine to remove
the tape. If you wait and let it dry it could pull off some of the paint
and we don’t want that. Unless of course you do then go right ahead. It
might give it a more vintage feel.
There you have it!
A new 4th of July decoration in three
Stain. Tape. Paint.
I love my new porch 4th of July
If you decide to make some for yourself please tag me in your pictures!
I would love to see them!
You can tag me @onethousandoaks or #onethousandoaks on Instagram or
Facebook. You could also email me at Jaclyn@one-thousandoaks.com