Patriotic USA Sign

Image contains a white wood sign with the letters "USA" on it. The letters are each painted red, white, and blue. The sign hangs on a brick wall from a twine string adorned with a red and white ribbon bow.

Looking for some festive patriotic decor? Try creating this USA sign!

You’ll need:

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.

Image contains a wooden letter A with a piece of washi tape dividing off the top third.

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.

Image contains a wooden letter "A." The top third is painted blue, the bottom third is painted red and taped off with washi tape. A jar of red paint and a paintbrush sit on the table beside the letter.

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.

Image contains a wooden letter "A" taped off into three sections. The top section is painted blue, the bottom section is red, and Amy's hand is holding a paintbrush to paint the center section white.

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.

Image contains a wooden letter "A" painted blue, white, and red, with tiny white stars in the blue section.

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.

Image contains wooden letters, "USA," painted in red, white, and blue, on a wooden background.

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.

Image contains a white wooden sign with red, white, and blue "USA" letters. It hangs on a brick wall.

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!

Image contains a white wooden sign with the letters "USA" painted in red, white, and blue. The sign hangs on a brick background.

For more easy patriotic decor ideas, check out this post filled with five ideas that take less than $10 and 10 minutes!

5 Quick, Cheap, & Easy Patriotic Decor Ideas

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