I needed something for my door for the 4th of July. So I made this framed star. It was pretty easy!
First, I bought some 2.5" wide mdf and cut it into equal lengths with 45 degree angles. The star used to be a dark red, but I spray painted it silver.
Then, I glued and nailed the corners of the frame. I was trying to get around having to use the nail gun so I stapled the back side of the joints and used wood glue, but in the end had to use the nail gun to keep the joints together.
After nailing it together, I puttied the joints and sanded them once it was dry.
I primed it with KILZ and used this to spray paint it:
I threaded the ribbon through a loop on the back of the star and stapled it to the back of the frame. I normally don't think to use ivory & silver & gold together, but they all seemed to go well.
I hung it on my door and at first thought it was way too big for the space. BUT then it grew on me and I really love it there now!
Aren't we patriotic!