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Vintage Painted Window Flag


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This Vintage Painted Window Flag is a simple piece of decor you can make in no time at all!

vintage painted window flag

Vintage Painted Window Flag Tutorial –


  • old window
  • star template – I printed a star on some card stock from my computer and cut it out with an x-acto knife
  • red, white, blue and clear paint
  • paintbrush


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  1. Start stenciling your stars on the back right corner of your window. (You’re going to flip your window over so your stars will be placed right in the end- don’t worry!) Be sure not to use too much paint on your brush or your stars will bleed under the stencil and look messy. Don’t worry…you don’t have to be perfect…that’s what I love about it!
  2. Wait for the stars to completely dry then LIGHTLY (with ton of paint loaded on your brush) wipe your blue background over top of the stars. Don’t go over the same spot when the blue paint is wet…because it will wipe your stars away…believe me…it happened to me. oops! You can do more coats of blue after the first layer is completely dry!
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  3. Paint on your stripes!!! I did about 2 coats of paint on each of the colors.
  4. When all your paint is dry, spray with a clear spray paint to seal the paint. I don’t think it will completely keep it “scratch proof” but it will help!

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And there you have it!

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Very easy…and Very CuTe!! HaVe FuN!!

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Hi Everyone!! I’m Stacie…the crazy one behind The CrEaTiVe Crate and yep…I am taking over Stephanie’s awesome blog for today!! {which, by the way…I LoVe!!} Jump over to my site for a ton of creative ideas! Thanks for reading and have a great day!

This guest post originally published on Somewhat Simple in September 2009.

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