Ever since he finished the deck, my husband has been in serious DIY mode, and I’m not complaining one little bit! We were window shopping a few weeks ago at one of our favorite places, Woodstock Market, and he saw a wooden American flag that he decided to recreate. I think we were both a little surprised with how well it turned out!
This was one of those projects that was a bit of trial and error, but in the end it worked out for the best. Here’s how we did it:
First, he bought 5 8-foot 1″x3″ boards and cut them in half. He laid them all out to make a big rectangle.
To make the stars stand out a bit more, we decided to rotate the boards for the star section of the flag. To keep it even, we measured the width of five of the boards, then matched that width to the height and drew a square. (Does that make sense at all?)
After drawing our square, Mark cut all five boards then we rotated them 90°.
This was probably the trickiest part – attaching them all together. We used 1’x4′ boards all along the backside of the boards to hook them together.
Now it’s time to paint!
Mark taped off the stripes and spray painted the red, then the white, then the blue. Once the colors were taken care of, he had to enlist my help for the stars.
I pulled out my handy-dandy Silhouette machine to cut rows of stars in adhesive vinyl.
I only made one sheet, so after painting the first set, we just moved it down a bit, lined up the starts with what we already painted, and finished ’em up.
That’s it! We let it dry and it was all done!
Mark still isn’t sure where he wants to hang it – we’re leaning towards the bar, but he could change his mind tomorrow. 🙂
Who says it has to be Independence Day to make a flag, right?!
This is on my list of things to do too! I love how yours turned out.
Thank you Kara! We love it, and Mark was quite proud of his handiwork 🙂