Easy Mini Pallet Patriotic Canvas Art

Easy diy patriotic wall art #washitapecrafts #washitape #fourthofjuly @savedbyloves


While we are on a roll with patriotic decor around here, I thought to keep the momentum going with a quick and easy washi tape stars n’ stripes canvas.  See how to use craft sticks for a mini pallet on canvas that you can dress up to fit any occasion!

Easy diy patriotic wall art #washitapecrafts #washitape #fourthofjuly @savedbyloves


How to make washi tape art diy

Jumbo Craft Sticks

Fabri-Tac craft glue

An old canvas (can be used; grab one for cheap at a garage sale or thrift store)

Star Template printed to size, and scissors

String, letter stickers, other embellishments

White Gesso

Sponge brush

Acrylic paint in choice of colors

Washi tape in coordinating colors and prints

Scrap white card stock or cardboard

Foam mounting squares or other adhesive


For this project, I updated the Easter Faux Mini Pallet Art I showed you before.  Head to that tutorial for how to make the canvas.

Recycle old art with spray paint

I took the bunny silhouette piece and spray painted with blue Krylon I had on hand.

free star template

 Right click this star image and print to size for your project.

how to make patriotic decor #fourthofjuly

Apply strips of washi tape to scrap white cardboard or card stock.  I used the cover flap for a scrapbook paper pad.  Cut out your star template and tape on top of washi tape stripes where you want your cut out to be.  Cut along template edge to get a washi tape striped star.

How to make easy diy wall art

Adhere to mini pallet canvas with foam mounting stickers.  Embellish with stickers for words, baker’s twine, buttons and more!

For more patriotic project ideas to get you inspired, visit our 50+ DIY Patriotic Crafts, Jewelry and Decor Roundup:

How to Make Patriotic Earrings from Plaster Buttons

Easy to Make Patriotic Earrings with #distressPaint from @savedbyloves

Easy to Make Patriotic Earrings with #distressPaint from @savedbylovesPatriotic jewelry and accessories are one of my favorite things about summer time.  Today I am sharing how I created these grungy americana earrings from plaster buttons (which I had never heard of or seen until one fateful day at a salvage shop) and Tim Holtz Distress Paint.  This project is quick, fun and easy.  I am also going to show you how I make my own lovely ear wires using a cool jewelry  jig from Bead Landing.


Fourth of July accessories

Plaster Buttons

Plaster Buttons (These were a dime each at a local salvage store)

Tim Holtz Distress Paint Barn  Door, Broken China and Pickett Fence 

Masking tape

Bead Landing Jewelry Jig

Artistic Wire Gunmetal Bronze 20 Gauge

Flush Cutters

Paint Brush (LOVING this new Martha Stewart Silicone Jewelry paint brush from her new jewelry line)

Ranger Distress Ink Antique linen

Clear Embossing ink

Clear Embossing Powder

Heat Gun



Use masking tape to tape off stripes and paint one at a time, letting each one dry for 30 min before moving onto the next.  I painted directly with the dauber then touched up after all three colors were on, using the silicone paint brush.


This is what they looked like after just the Distress paint.  I decided I wanted a grungier look, so I dabbed my Antique Linen distress inkpad directly on the earrings.  I poured clear embossing powder over that and melted it to set with my heat gun.  Then to seal the entire painted surface, I applied clear embossing ink all over and then clear embossing powder, again heat setting it.

PatrioticEarrings8I picked out a pattern for ear wire findings.  The jig linked above comes with 5 options for ear wires.  It is super easy to use. It works best with 20 gauge wire.

PatrioticEarrings9Just insert the end of the wire into the hole to secure and wrap following the white lines.


Cut at the dotted lines to separate the ear wires.  You make 8 at a time!  File the cut ends and you are set.


For more Patriotic Crafts, be sure to visit our 50+ Patriotic Projects Round-up!


50 Plus Top Patriotic Projects to Make

The 50+ best Patriotic Crafts in the world @savedbyloves


Today I am excited to share 50+ of the best patriotic projects on the web.  It is time to get the red, white and blue going.  Summer is here, fourth of July is right around the corner.  This round-up has home decor, jewelry, upcycled projects and more, all with an American flare.  Enjoy!

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