Patriotic Food Crate and Signs

Patriotic Food Crate and Signs

Posted by DecoArt on May 11th 2016

Serve food at the 4th of July BBQ in the patriotic colors of Americana® Multi-Surface Acrylics.


    • soft cloth
    • tape
    • wooden crate
    • cosmetic sponge
    • large flat brush
    • computer paper
    • star punch
    • wooden sign
    • small flat brush



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Mix together brown and black to form a dark brown color. In sections, brush on the mix with a large flat brush. Wipe back with a soft cloth to create a stained look.
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Use a flat brush to dry-brush blue onto the end of the crate. Use the same brush and technique to add alternating stripes of red and white on the sides of the crate.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Apply a piece of tape onto a piece of computer paper. Punch out the star punch onto the paper to create a star stencil. Use a cosmetic sponge to apply white stars onto the blue area using the punched paper star.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Repeat the staining process on the chalkboard signs. (See step 1)
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Using a small flat brush, dry-brush white and red stripes on the vertical stands. Dry-brush the bottoms of the stands in blue. Use the same paper star punch to apply white stars to the bases.
    10. Instruction #5