In this DIY tutorial, I’ll guide you through the easy steps of creating a fun 4th of July DIY porch leaner using some basic materials and tools.
The 4th of July is a special day to celebrate American independence, and what better way to showcase your patriotism than with a festive porch leaner? Get ready to add a touch of patriotic flair to your home decor and make a statement on Independence Day!
To get started on your 4th of July DIY Porch leaner, you’ll need a few supplies like wood boards, paint, stencils, and some basic tools. The best part is that you can customize your porch leaner to fit your own personal style and decor.
Not only are porch leaners a fun and creative project to work on, but they also make great gifts for friends and family. Plus, you’ll have a unique and eye-catching decoration that’s sure to impress your guests. So why not give it a try and see what kind of patriotic porch leaner you can come up with!
Materials should cost around $15 and you can sell for $45-65!
Materials for 4th of July DIY Porch leaner:
To make your own 4th of July porch leaner, you will need a few materials. Here are the materials you will need and a brief description of each:
- Three) 1×4 boards, 8 feet long. (I used furring strips)
- 1×8 pine board, 4 ft long
- Star shape for tracing
- Super glue
- Paint: red, white and blue
- Paint brushes
- Clear top coat if desired
- Miter saw
- Crown stapler, brad nailer OR drill
- Bandsaw, or scroll saw
- Orbital sander
Step-by-Step Instructions for 4th of July DIY Porch Leaner:
Step 1: Cut and Assemble
Begin by cutting the three 1×4 boards to 60 inches each.
From the leftover wood, cut three more pieces at 10 inches each.
Sand the face of the boards so they’re not so rough. The furring strips I used were very rough, so a little sanding was needed.
Lay face down and place 10” pieces across the long pieces. One at the top, one at the bottom and one in the middle.
Use a stapler or drill and fasten the pieces from the back using 1 ¼” staples, or 1” screws.
Step 2: Painting the Base of Porch leaner
Start by painting a base layer of white on the porch leaner. It’s recommended to use latex paint as it holds up better outdoors. Allow the paint to thoroughly dry.
Once the white paint is dry, paint the two outer boards red. After the red paint dries, use sandpaper to lightly distress the surface, revealing glimpses of the white layer beneath.
Step 3: Creating the Star Accents for porch leaner
Paint your 1×8 board blue.
Let dry, then trace your star shape on the board.
Next, cut the board into blocks so it’s easier to cut on your bandsaw or scroll saw.
Cut 6 stars out on bandsaw or scroll saw. Use relief cuts if using bandsaw so that you cut into each point, and then the wood pops away.
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Sand the edges and face of the stars to lightly distress and take away any sharp edges and points.
Step 4: Adding the Stars
Arrange the stars on the porch leaner in the desired pattern.
Carefully add glue to the back of the top star, place down, and then staple or nail down.
Repeat this process for the remaining stars, securing them to the leaner.
Step 5: Protective Coating (optional)
To protect your porch leaner from the elements, consider applying a non-yellowing clear coat such as Spar Urethane. This step will help preserve the colors and keep your creation looking vibrant for years to come.
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With a few materials, tools, and some creativity, you can craft a stunning 4th of July porch leaner to enhance your Independence Day celebrations. This festive DIY project will undoubtedly attract attention and spread patriotic cheer to all who pass by your home. Get ready to showcase your love for America with this eye-catching porch decor. Happy crafting and have a wonderful 4th of July!
This is a fun and festive way to decorate your porch for the 4th of July. You can make your own patriotic porch leaner in just a few steps!
I also have a small DIY scrap wood flag project here: Scrap Wood Flags
This DIY project is a great way to show off your love for your country and add some personality to your front porch.