Wooden American Flag; Yard Decor

Wooden American Flag; Patriotic Yard Décor. TrishSutton.comMy son recently requested that we hang an American Flag.  With Memorial Day, Flag Day and Independence Day all in the coming months, summer time felt like a great time to show our patriotism.

I love to create almost as much as I love our country’s stars and stripes.  And so, rather than hanging an American Flag with thirteen stripes and fifty stars I created a Wooden American Flag with seven stripes and five stars.

Wooden American Flag; Patriotic Yard Decor

My Supply List:
– Long Piece of Wood for ‘flag pole’
– 8 Wood Stakes
5 Metal Stars (or star shaped stencil)
– Red, White & Blue Paints
Matte Spray Acrylic Coating
– Saw, Drill, Screwdriver & Screws
– Tape

Optional:  Sandpaper
Optional:  Brown Paint for ‘flag pole’

Wooden American Flag; Patriotic Yard Décor. TrishSutton.com

Cut the piece of wood for the ‘flag pole’ to desired height.
Tape off the stars area on three of the stakes.
Paint four stakes, red; Paint three stakes, white; Paint the taped off area blue.

Wooden American Flag; Patriotic Yard Décor. TrishSutton.com

Paint the flag pole desired color.
After the stakes dry, paint the other side of them.

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Line up the seven painted stakes on the flag pole.
Drill holes into the stakes and secure them with screws.

Wooden American Flag; Patriotic Yard Décor. TrishSutton.com

Use the 8th wood stake as a brace on the backside of the flag.
Cut it to size then drill holes, screw it into place and paint it.

Wooden American Flag; Patriotic Yard Décor. TrishSutton.com

If desired, use sandpaper to scuff the front side of the flag to give it more of a worn look.
Spray a light layer of acrylic coating over the painted stakes.

Wooden American Flag; Patriotic Yard Décor. TrishSutton.com

Align stars in desired position then drill holes and secure with screws.

Wooden American Flag; Patriotic Yard Décor. TrishSutton.com

Wooden American Flag.
Simple to create and a wonderful way to show patriotism this summer.

Wooden American Flag; Patriotic Yard Décor. TrishSutton.com

Click here to view the Upcycled Patriotic Wind Socks in the picture above.

Wooden American Flag; Patriotic Yard Décor. TrishSutton.com

More Patriotic posts from Trish…

Tissue Sparklers: Faux Firecrackers For Kids

Wooden American Flag

Patriotic Party Decor

Hand Made Flag Shirts

Upcycled Patriotic Wind Sock

Red, White & Blue Cookie Bar

In This House, We Do (Printables) 

 

 


About Trish

When this sleep deprived self proclaimed tea addict is not creating content for this here blog, Trish can most often be found at the Little League field or watching a football game. Trish is a passionate volunteer, contract accountant, avid fan of the Dallas Cowboys and will only eat Oreos in pairs. She has two boys born sixteen years apart and her favorite place in the world is by her husband's side - preferably in a football stadium, at Disneyland or in San Diego.

18 thoughts on “Wooden American Flag; Yard Decor

  1. Congrats on being a feature this week at Totally Terrific Tuesday! Loving this flag..so cute and easy to make! I hope you have stopped back this week! Also, if you are interested check out the giveaway I am hosting. I would love for you to be a part of it!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!
    Jess
    LiveRandomlySimple

  2. This is a beautiful project! Thanks so much for sharing it with at Totally Terrific Tuesday. I can’t wait to make my own!

  3. Hello Gorgeous! This looks incredible! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm, so we can party with you! Lou Lou Girls

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