In this post, I will show you how I made this patriotic Betsy Ross prim craft. It has the look of a vintage pantry box and is ‘advertising’ flags from the Betsy Ross Flag Co.
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Paint the Oval Pantry Box:
I am using an oval wooden box – you could also use a paper mache box. Mine measures about 5″ tall, 6″ wide and 8″ long.
After the paint is dry, use fine grit sandpaper to sand off some of the paint until it has a nice, distressed look.
Prepare Label for Box:
Measure your box to see how large of a label you need. I want mine to be no more than 3-1/2″ tall.
Instead of cutting out the label, I folded and gently tore it to give it a rough edge.
The label already had a grungy look to it but I decided to add a little bit more ‘age’ to it with ink from a brown stamp pad. I rubbed a rag onto the ink pad and then on the label.
Attach Betsy Ross Label to Pantry Box:
Use mod podge to attach the label to the box. I used Mod Podge with matte finish. Spread the mod podge on the back of the label and then place the label onto the front of the pantry box.
Distress the Box:
Water down some brown craft paint, dip a rag into the paint mixture and rub it onto the box and then wipe it back off. This gives it a grungy look and tones down the red paint.
Be gentle when rubbing over the label.
Once it is dry, you can add a finishing wax. I used Minwax Finishing Wax in Natural. Follow the instructions on the can to buff on and buff off.
Let the wax dry and enjoy!
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