Looking for some festive patriotic decor? Try creating this USA sign!
wooden or paper mache letters: U, S, A
washi or painters tape
acrylic or multi-surface paint: red, white, and blue
white star stickers or white permanent vinyl and Cricut electronic cutting machine
whitewashed sign board (I got mine from Walmart)
hot glue gun and glue
optional: twine, festive ribbon
Step 1: Tape off the top third of each letter.
Step 2: Paint the area above the tape blue.
Remove the tape while the paint is still wet.
Step 3: Tape off the bottom third of the letter.
Step 4: Paint the area below the tape red.
Once again, make sure to remove the tape before the paint dries.
Step 5: Apply tape to cover the edges of the red and blue sections, then paint the area in between with white.
Make sure the red and blue areas are completely dry before completing this step.
Step 6: Add white star stickers to the blue area.
I made my own by choosing a basic star shape in the Cricut Design Space app and sizing it to 0.25.” I duplicated the shape until I had 35 stars, then used my Cricut Joy to cut them out of white permanent vinyl.
At this point, you’ll have three fabulous and festive painted letters. If you like, you can hang them individually, or sit them on a mantel as-is.
I decided to attach mine to a wooden board to create this sign. I purchased this one already whitewashed from Walmart, but you could also get one that’s natural wood and paint it yourself.
Step 7: Glue your letters to the board.
I used hot glue, but you can also use super glue or other craft adhesive.
If your sign has a hanger, adding a little tie-on of festive ribbon is a great finishing touch.
I love how this sign turned out! If you give it a try, I’d love to see your version. Make sure you’re part of the Amy Latta & Friends Facebook Group so you can share your photos and we can all be inspired. See you there!
For more easy patriotic decor ideas, check out this post filled with five ideas that take less than $10 and 10 minutes!