Painted American Flag

I love the look of a wooden American flag in place of a door wreath to celebrate the 4th of July. Here are some flags you can buy online.

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Beautiful, yes, but not FREE!!

I used wood from my scrap pile, it only took about 3 or 4 cuts. You could make this flag any size based on the materials you have or based on the size of the space you want to hang it.

Scrap Wood Flag

I constructed the flag with pocket holes using my new Kreg Jig System (I absolutely love this thing and it’s so easy to use!)

Pocketholes kreg jig wooden flag **VERY IMPORTANT** Make sure you turn the flag to a mirror image position before drilling.

Pocketholes flag

I bought a package of wooden stars at JoAnn’s. Oops, you can call me a liar!      ALMOST free.

Stars wooden flag

I then primed the stripes and painted the background for the stars navy blue

Primed flag Here is the paint I used. I only had royal blue, so I added a little black paint to make Navy Blue

Paint Then I painted the red stripes. I didn’t tape it off, the edges of the wood made it easy to paint straight lines. Plus I knew I was planning on distressing this piece

Distressed Flag Here is the distressed flag. I added the white stars with wood glue and finishing nails (one per star).

I added D-Ring Hangers and Jute to hang it.

D Ring Hangers Jute

Scrap felt to the back so it doesn’t scratch my front door

Felt back

Lastly, I spray painted a coat of polyurethane on the flag to weather proof it.

Close up flag door

I love having something a little different than a wreath to hang on my door

Front Porch Flag

Here is a close up of my “Doorbell Sign” I got on Etsy awhile ago

Baby Sleeping

This project was simple, free ALMOST free, and took me about an hour or so to finish (minus paint drying time)

Front Yard Flag

Do you have any 4th of July projects to share? I am thinking of making a second one for my backyard!!

Front Yard 2 flag

I just love my front yard, it has come A LONG WAY since we moved in. I’ll have to share before and after photos in another post.

Happy 4th of July Crafting!! I would love it if you shared your ideas and projects with me!!

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