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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
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gardenglassgems
Jan 16, 2018 8:32 PM CST
Here is my second pallet flag that I have ever painted. I made my girlfriend a different one with 8 stars for Christmas. I made this one for me but decided to donate it to the Fraternal Order of Eagles Telethon at the end of this month. They do this fund raiser every year to give to heart and cancer research. This is our second year as members of the club and love it. I want to make myself one just like it, and another girlfriend wants me to paint one for her. She is going to supply the pallet for hers. Now I just have to find another pallet for myself. Any ideas where I could find some wood pallets??
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Has anyone else ever painted any pallet flags? I'd love to see what you painted.

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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
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plantmanager
Jan 16, 2018 8:33 PM CST
Wonderful, and very creative. I'd never heard of doing those.
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Birds Region: United States of America
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gardenglassgems
Jan 16, 2018 8:40 PM CST
Thanks Karen. I have been noticing pallet flags in people's yards when I am traveling. This pattern I saw on the internet. It was a barn quilt pattern and I wanted to see if I could do it on a wood pallet. I am so happy with how it turned out.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
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plantmanager
Jan 16, 2018 8:48 PM CST
It turned out very well, Jeanne. I think a lot of the quilt patterns would probably lend themselves to pallet art.
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Birds Region: United States of America
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gardenglassgems
Jan 16, 2018 8:54 PM CST
I agree. I may have to look into that and see if I can find one that wouldn't be too difficult.
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Jan 17, 2018 4:09 AM CST

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That is absolutely beautiful Jeanne!

As to where to find pallets - you might check with Lowes, Home Depot, lumber yards, anyplace that uses them and gets new ones all the time.
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Birds Region: United States of America
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gardenglassgems
Jan 17, 2018 7:13 AM CST
Thanks Vic. I am glad that you liked it. I will check out some lumber yards in my area. I am an hour from Lowes, Home Depot, and Menards. Thanks for the help. I hope to get a few more done before Spring plus my other projects I want to do before it's time to be outside.
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Birds Region: United States of America
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gardenglassgems
Jan 17, 2018 9:15 AM CST
Here is the pallet flag that I painted and gave to my girlfriend for Christmas.
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I like the other one better thou. I can't wait to see this leaning up against her garage as I drive by her place.

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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
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vic
Jan 17, 2018 11:03 AM CST

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Very Pretty Thumbs up
Name: Lin
Florida Zone 9b, 10a

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plantladylin
Jan 18, 2018 6:33 PM CST
Jeanne, they are wonderful!! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up I think I need to find a wooden pallet to paint!

... by the way, my middle name is Jeanne. Smiling
~ Playing in the dirt is my therapy ... and I'm in therapy a lot! ~


Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
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plantmanager
Jan 18, 2018 6:49 PM CST
I agree I'd love to put a quilt block pattern on a pallet.
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Birds Region: United States of America
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gardenglassgems
Jan 18, 2018 9:41 PM CST
Thanks, Lin and Karen. I googled something like American flag barn quilts and found quite a few I wouldn't mind trying. Now to get a hold of some pallets. Glad we have the same name sort of, Lin. My mother always said it was the French spelling for "Jeannnn".LOL Rolling on the floor laughing

When my DH's family barn got sided with tin siding, I got some of the hay loft doors. I am going to put a different barn quilt flag on one of them. I can't wait to get it started. The one I have here in the garage is rickety so DH has to beef it up a little for me. That could take a while. Sighing!
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Birds Region: United States of America
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gardenglassgems
Feb 1, 2018 9:07 PM CST
I finished the hay loft barn door flag that I was working on. All I have left to do is seal it. DH and I went to town and picked up 4 new pallets. The feed store can't send them back so they store them inside and give them away. I started my next flag on one of them. I got the pattern drawn on it so now I will start painting it tomorrow. There will be a lot of taping to do before I start painting.

Here are the before and after pics of the hay loft door.
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Here's the barn quilt pattern that I used.
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Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Adeniums Orchids Tropicals Plumerias
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plantmanager
Feb 1, 2018 10:11 PM CST
Love them! You do a great job.
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America
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vic
Feb 2, 2018 4:52 AM CST

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BEAUTIFUL Hurray! Thumbs up
Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Birds Region: United States of America
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gardenglassgems
Feb 2, 2018 5:15 AM CST
Thanks Karen and Vic. I can't wait to get started painting the next one.
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Name: Vicki
North Carolina
Forum moderator Charter ATP Member I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar I sent a postcard to Randy! I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America
Purslane Garden Art Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Garden Ideas: Master Level Region: North Carolina Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
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vic
Feb 2, 2018 6:38 AM CST

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and we can't wait to see it Green Grin! Hurray! Thumbs up
Name: Karen
NM (Zone 7b)
Region: New Mexico Critters Allowed Region: Arizona Xeriscape Greenhouse Annuals
Cactus and Succulents Bromeliad Adeniums Orchids Tropicals Plumerias
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plantmanager
Feb 2, 2018 10:10 AM CST
After they're painted, do you seal them with anything? Forgive me if you've already mentioned this.
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Birds Region: United States of America
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gardenglassgems
Feb 3, 2018 7:57 AM CST
I spray them with an exterior Spar Urethane made by Rust-Oleum. It is suppose to sea our water.

I have started my next one and have drawn a different flag on another one. So now as one is drying, I can start painting on another. I am working on them hot and heavy now cause when the weather warms up, all my time will be spent cleaning up my gardens and flower beds and then planting veggies.
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Name: Jeanne
Lansing, Iowa (Zone 5a)
Vegetable Grower Birds Region: United States of America
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gardenglassgems
Feb 8, 2018 7:51 AM CST
Here are my last 2 flags that I just finished.
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This next one is the most time consuming. It requires a lot of measuring and a lot of taping. My girlfriend wants one like this one. I told her I could use some help when it is time to do some taping.
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Last night I showed pictures of them to people and got offered $100 if I would make the 2nd one for them. Of course, I said I would.
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