I’ve always wanted to make a DIY Wood Flag like you see all over Pinterest, usually from pallet boards. I didn’t have any pallet wood handy, but I did have the wood left over from my Sister project that I just showed & it was a perfect size.
In case you want to make either project, I went to Home Depot & bought a 2×12 pine board. It was a little pricey at $18.50, but the nice employee at Home Depot found a cracked piece that he sold me for 70% off-score!! He cut the pieces in 15″ so I was able to get 6 boards for something like $7. That is crazy inexpensive.
For the flag I painted the board in two coats of white, using an old sample I had on hand. I was originally going to stamp stars, but I didn’t have a small enough star, so I bought star stickers from the Dollar Tree & taped off the corner placing 50 stars attempting to space them in a similar order.
I then painted over them in navy blue acrylic paint. I also used painters tape to paint the red stripes. Once this was done I peeled off the stars. I wanted it to have a vintage feel, so I distressed it &then gave it a light coat of stain, sanding some more. I added a sawtooth hanger on the back, but again the 2″ board allows it to stand as well. It may not be perfect, but I am pretty happy with it. I still want to make a pallet one though!
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I really love this DIY Wood Flag and plan to make more for friends and family. My Dad actually hung his on his house and it looks awesome! Thanks for visiting Our Crafty Mom!