Patriotic Decor DIY Project

Learn how to create the perfect DIY wall art. Patriotic decor works for Memorial Day, 4th of July and through Labor Day! Check this easy project out!

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4th of July is one of my favorite holidays and Patriotic decor is my absolute favorite! I love when summer hits and it is time for swimming, BBQs, parades, fireworks, etc! I love it all! My birthday is also in July and it’s an all-around great month! This year I wanted to decorate a bit inside for this awesome holiday to show my patriotism! Today, I’m going to show you how to make this Patriotic DIY Wall Art I created for the summer holidays.


How to Make a Patriotic DIY Wall Art

Step-by-step Instructions

  1. Make the shape.

    Draw out on a piece of plywood the USA or your home state! You can use an outline or just free hand it but once it is cut, sand it down.

  2. Add the D-rings.

    Place these rings on the back so that once it is finished you are able to hang it up anywhere.

  3. Start painting.

    Paint your design! I did the USA a cobalt blue paint color to go with the patriotic theme.

  4. Add lettering.

    Lastly, add the gold vinyl lettering and say whatever you want! We wrote “Sweet Land of Liberty” and we get so make compliments!


Cut out USA with jigsaw

First, draw the shape of the USA (or even your home state!) on a piece of plywood. We did this by “eyeballing” it but you can use a template of some sort if you choose. Then, use your sandpaper to smooth any rough edges.

Add D rings to the back

Next, flip your wooden shape over and add the D-ring so you can hang it when you’re done.

Paint wood

Paint or stain your USA! I chose a dark navy blue. It looks more cobalt in this picture while the paint was still not quite dry and it was out in the bright sun. I also used a small brush and painted the lip around the outside metallic gold.

Add Vinyl Lettering

Last, I added gold vinyl lettering that reads “Sweet Land of Liberty”. I love the phrase over the entire USA. I used gold vinyl and the font is Lavenderia. If anyone is interested, you can purchase the vinyl decal I used in my vinyl shop here.

Sweet Land of Liberty - DIY Wood Wall Art

I hung it up in my Gold Gallery Wall for the summer. The next step in decorating for summer is to do a Summer/Patriotic chalk art on my chalkboard and make some cute printables for some of the frames. It’s gonna be awesome! đŸ˜‰ Maybe I need some cute USA pillows on my couch too!


Do you decorate for Summer? I like doing Patriotic decor because it works for Memorial Day, 4th of July and through Labor Day!

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  • Reply
    May 23, 2014 at 9:24 am

    Love this sign! I need a new jigsaw. My state would look like a large body of water! Would love for you to link this up to Friday Favorites if you have time! Going on live! laura

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    May 23, 2014 at 9:24 am

    I mean going on now, not live! need coffee! laura

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    Katie @ Made to be a Momma
    May 23, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    So fun! Such great ideas!

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    June 6, 2014 at 7:42 pm

    ooh, love that! Love the gold with the navy.

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    Liz Fourez
    June 12, 2014 at 8:09 am

    I am totally crushing on this project!! What a fun addition the the room, and I love the gold lettering!

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    Sole @ decorativos
    May 5, 2015 at 2:41 pm

    Un trabajo impresionante!!! Soy una admiradora de vuestros trabajos.

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