Obviously, wooden paint sticks are great for when you need to to mix up a new gallon of paint to work on the bedroom. However, there is actually a completely different reason you should pick up a handful the next time you’re at the hardware store. That’s what Dawn Barrett from Glue Dots was thinking when she decided to use the paint sticks to make something perfect for the Fourth of July: a flag! “Looking for a summer craft for the Fourth of July? Head to your local hardware or craft store and pick up supplies to make a paint stick American flag,” Dawn wrote on her blog post about the project. Find more details about the project here.