DIY Table Markers for the 4th of July

We’re hosting a family picnic to celebrate Independence Day. This easy DIY adds a patriotic touch of red,white and blue to the 4th of July theme.

DIY 4th of July Picnic Buffet Table Markers

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Gather up:

  • scrap wood (mine are 1 x 6 x about 10 inch pine, 2x4s or 4x4s would work too)
  • a few wooden stars
  • acrylic craft paint
  • FrogTape® Shape Tape™ (chevron)
  • chalkboard labels
  • hot glue

Tools needed:

  • sandpaper/sanding block
  • craft paint brushes
  • scissors
  • hot glue gun

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What I did:

1. I sanded and cleaned up the wood scraps. 

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2. Next, I gave each 2 coats of white paint and let dry. 

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3. Once the white paint was dry, I applied FrogTape® Shape Tape™ (I used the chevron pattern) in three strips, starting with the top, then the bottom, then centering the third between the top and bottom. 

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4. Using my thumbnail, I burnished the edges of the tape to activate the PaintBlock® Technology. 

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5. Then just paint the area not covered by tape. I used a combination of red and blue. I did two coats.

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6. Carefully remove the tape while the paint is still wet. 

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7. I painted the wooden stars and let everything dry. 

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8. I applied a small bit of hot glue to the back of each star and attach to the painted chevron wood background. 

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9. I stuck on some chalkboard labels. 

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Time to set the table! 

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Disclaimer: I received compensation to complete this project for using FrogTape® products. All opinions, projects and ideas are based on my own experience.

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Enjoy the weekend! What are you up to? Rest, work DIY, family, picnics?

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