DIY Wooden American Flag

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!

DIY Wooden American Flag    Sweet Tea & Saving GraceThis 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:

DIY Wooden American Flag    Sweet Tea & Saving GraceFirst, he bought 5 8-foot 1″x3″ boards and cut them in half.  He laid them all out to make a big rectangle.

DIY Wooden American Flag    Sweet Tea & Saving GraceTo 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°.

DIY Wooden American Flag    Sweet Tea & Saving GraceThis 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!

DIY Wooden American Flag    Sweet Tea & Saving GraceMark 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.

DIY Wooden American Flag    Sweet Tea & Saving GraceI pulled out my handy-dandy Silhouette machine to cut rows of stars in adhesive vinyl.

DIY Wooden American Flag    Sweet Tea & Saving GraceI 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.

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.Didn’t he do a great job?!

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!

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.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?!

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