Courtesy of Darice®
Difficulty Level: Intermediate
Approximate Time: 2 Hours + Dry Time
How to Make a Patriotic Painted Wooden Number
Unleash your creativity and pride for your country with this project! Hang this Patriotic Painted Wooden Number on your patio or give it to a friend. You could even customize the number and paint colors and turn it into a kids birthday project!
Paint stars & number
Paint 4 small stars and the number 4 with watered down dark brown paint. Allow to dry.
Paint tops of stars
Paint just the tops of the 4 stars with white paint and set aside to dry.
Paint red, blue & sand
Paint the sides of the number 4 red and the front cobalt blue and allow to dry completely. Sand the edges and front of the number 4 and the stars.
Attach stars to 4 & wrap with twine
Arrange your 4 stars onto the number 4 and glue together. Wrap bakers twine four times around the number 4 and tie a small bow.
Cut flap for marbles & fill
Place the number 4 face-down and cut a 1.5" flap around 3-4" from the bottom. Hold the 4 in place, lift the flap and pour half marbles or small stones inside the number 4 until the number can stand on its own. Close the flap and cut a piece of duct tape to secure.