Here at Fishing River Market we love to celebrate the creative spirit. We have a variety of handcrafted items. One of our goals for the future is to open a creative D-I-Y studio where you can take classes or you can come in and work on a project right there. With the Covid-19 pandemic, our plans for the studio have been delayed, but we decided to encourage your creativity in a different way. We have put together our first D-I-Y kit.

THE USA BANNER KIT

This weekend is Memorial weekend and Independence Day is right around the corner so let’s celebrate our country by making this fun and festive burlap banner. Not someone who is crafty? No problem this project is easy, and just about everything is included in the kit. The cost is only $12.00.

Materials Included:
Burlap banner
USA stencils
2 star stencils
Red acrylic paint
White acrylic paint
Blue acrylic paint
Foam brush

Not Included:
Masking tape

How to Make The Stripes

  • Place 1-inch wide masking tape approximately 1-inch apart. (I eyeballed it, but you could measure.)
  • Paint with white.
  • Let white paint dry.
  • Remove the masking tape.
  • Place masking tape over the white stripes.
  • Paint with red paint.
  • Let dry.

Or…

  • Paint entire banner with white paint.
  • Let dry.
  • Place masking tape approximately 1-inch apart.
  • Paint with red paint. Let dry. Remove tape.

Note: The second method requires more white paint than is included in the kit.

How to Make the Stars

  • Place star stencil on the banner. Use the outline of the star, but save the star for later.
  • Paint the star with white paint. Let dry.
  • Place the star cutout over the white paint.
  • Paint the rest of the banner with blue paint. Let dry.

Or…

  • Paint the entire banner white. Let dry.
  • Place the star cutout in the center of the banner.
  • Paint the banner blue. Let dry.

Note: The second method requires more white paint than is included in the kit.

Want to make one yourself? Come in and purchase the kit. Once completed, please share on Facebook or Instagram and tag us @FishingRiverMarket.

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