Monday, October 31, 2011

DIY: Nautical Flags

I painted this on Sunday and I'm so proud of it!! I was feeling inspired from a pin I saw on Pinterest:
I didn't have any canvases but I did have little square pieces of wood that I used instead. They looked like this before I painted them:
You can see the outlines of the different flags I had in mind.
First I did all the pink sections of the flags. I ordered some Preppy Plates from Rue La La a few weeks ago and they're pink and navy so I figured I'd go with a pink and navy color combo for my bathroom!
Blue was the next step! As y'all can see, the natural wood was light to begin with so it's still peeking out at this point!
Finally I did the white. Getting all those clean lines was SO HARD. I'm not really very artistic. I can paint in lines like nobody's business, but when it comes to real artistic talent (and really patience) I'm a little lacking.
I ended up hot gluing all the panels together to create 1 piece. I figured it would be easier to hang, etc. I glued 2 rods to them for support. (Tip: the "rods" are two shoe stretchers that come in shoes when they come out of the box! I didn't have anything else so I had to get a little creative in finding support!)
I hung it up in my bathroom and was so proud! Then I realized that I hung it upside down...
MUCCCCCH better, now it spells "Katie" instead of "Eitak" upside down!

This craft was SO EASY as long as you have the little wood pieces. I got them at Hobby Lobby for $.90 apiece. I might Modge Podge over the paint so that it lasts longer but that'll be for another day!

Good luck crafting away! I hope I've inspired some of y'all!!


P.S.: Be sure to enter the Lemon & Line giveaway!!


Krista Jones said...

Katie these look fantastic! I've been planning to do the same thing with my last name to put over my bed! You've inspired me to actually get on it :)

My Life as A Plate said...

These are adorable you are so creative!! I love the colors you chose too!

Twist of Lime said...

I LOVE these! I am totally going to copy xoxo

Emily said...

I saw you tweet these yesterday and thought they were so so cute! great job

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

How cute! I may have to copy for my bathroom at the beach house! LOVE IT!

Love and Hugs,
Mrs. Kindergarten

Cambron said...

This is soo cute. Where do I learn the nautical letters? I actually might be able to make this!!!

Happy Halloween!

Argyle & Alligators said...

I've been looking for a project with nautical letters & I think you just inspired me with this post! :) Fabulous.

Portuguese Prepster said...

so cool and clever!

life-love-laughter said...

Such a cute idea!! I love that you did it in navy & pink too... hmm I might have to try something like this too if I'm feeling crafy! I wanted to do my initials but since they look pretty boring, I think doing my full name would be fun!

pink, green, & everything in between said...

love this!! i'm def going to copy this :) also, how do you get an account on Pinterest?

Kate said...

Just bookmarked this. Definitely going to try this! Love how yours turned out