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Crafts/DIY

Wooden Flag

Who would have thought that a wooden flag napkin could turn into something amazing! Here’s how you can make your own!

Each month, I bring to you easy projects that you can create with simple napkins. The designs on napkins are limitless and really take your creative projects up another level.

This napkin was part of my Napkin Club. As a member, you get 15 napkins each month for just $20 – that includes shipping!

Here is what you need to make your own wooden flag napkin DIY:

First, you’re going to want to coat your entire board with white paint. Anytime I use napkins in my projects, I put them on top of a coat of white paint. When you do that, it makes the colors in your napkin more vibrant.

While your paint is drying, you can remove the layers of the napkins. You will be using only the layer with the design. Depending on the napkin you are using, it could have 2-3 layers.

Once your white paint is dry, you’re going to lay down a coat of mod podge and then let it dry. I LOVE the dry mod podge method of adhering napkins. It keeps them from ripping while you are using them since they are delicate.

When your mod podge is dry, lay your napkin down and place a piece of parchment paper on top. Iron on to adhere. Then gently sand the edges to knock off any excess.

To dress up the plaque a little bit more, I thought it needed a star. I found these at Dollar Tree, but I also offer a smaller set in my shop HERE.

Glue the star to the middle of your plaque. I also added my signature technique with some red paint on the edging.

Lastly. I wanted to make a scrappy bow to finish it off.

Layering and crossing multiple layers and styles of ribbon and tying them together is going to make an adorable whimsical bow!

Now it’s done and ready to display!

Check out the detail on that napkin!!

I’m telling you that this napkin was the star of the show and made this project so easy!

It looks very aged and like you spent a lot of time and money on it. It will just be our secret knowing that you didn’t.

If you like this easy DIY project, I’d love for you to share it on social media or on Pinterest! Things as good as this aren’t supposed to be kept a secret!

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