This is one of those times where I'm kicking myself for not taking a before pic. Harumpf!
This started as an old wooden calendar. I took apart the pieces until I just had the flat piece of wood with the ridge. Originally I was going to make a chalkboard out of it, but decided to do a small American flag instead.
I started by painting the red and white stripes using painters tape and acrylic paints. (I know, I know, my stripes on top are a little off.) Once that was dry, I placed star stickers on the wood before painting that section blue. After a few coats, use a razor to peel up your stickers and voila!
I'm still playing around with the little tinsel like decorations I added to the back. I picked up two of them at Michael's ($1.49 each). I feel like I need a third, but I'll put that to a vote when my men get home from work and school.