Easy DIY project using pallet boards to make a USA flag to hang on a garden flag pole. This flag will last much longer too! #pallet #DIY #patriotic
I have had some form of a USA flag outside our home for several years now. Mainly a garden-style flag since we don’t really have a lot of room for a flagpole and the wind can get really intense here to put one on our home.
Year after year I had to replace my USA garden-style flag. The wind would slap it around and rip it so badly that it would hang up on the pole. It faded within weeks in the Florida heat and sun. It was time to make something heavier, stronger, and would last.
Be sure to check out the new flag project we made out of metal below.
Supplies you need:
- Cutting machine
- Outdoor vinyl
- Pallet boards
- Outdoor paint
- High Gloss Clear Lacquer
- Painters tape
- Black zip ties
- Eye screws
- S hooks
- 2 garden flag poles
First, we decided how long we wanted the boards to be. For my garden flag poles, I needed them to be 20 inches long. I love how old pallet boards look.
Then we spray painted all three boards with primer. It’s always a good idea to spray basically anything with primer to help paint adhere nicely.
We taped off 2 boards to spray the bottom area with 2 coats of red and let dry. The middle board will be white, so I left it primer white.
Next, tape off the tops of the boards so you can paint the top parts with two coats of blue. The tools laying under the boards are to hold up the blue ends of the boards to dry on both sides.
Cut out stars on the white Oracle 615 white glossy vinyl with your cutting machine and add to the boards. Then spray several coats of clear lacquer to seal the boards to last longer.
I have 3 garden flag poles and two of them are the same kind and we connected them together with black zip ties to hold them together to form an upside-down U shape.
Since the garden flag poles are black, we spray painted the eye screws, and the S hooks black so they would match. Hubby attached 2 eye screws to each board.
I am so proud of how this project turned out and will have a beautiful patriotic flag back in the front yard that will last and last.
UPDATE: Mr. G wanted to make a flag using a piece of aluminum sheet metal 12 x 24 inches and using basically the same techniques as above. As you can see in the picture, it turned out beautifully. He did the same process on both sides of the metal.
He cut the metal down with metal snipping shears so that it would fit nicely on the garden flag holder.
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I’m just a country girl loving my geeky life with my wonderful husband, always taking pictures, getting my hands dirty in the garden, being crafty, exploring with travels and enjoying all this on a budget. But above all, living my faith as a child of God!