This stained American flag is beautiful and easy to make!
Welcome to Day 2 of my Red, White, and Blue Patriotic DIY series! Yesterday I shared how to style a tiered tray (check it out here)! Today I’m showing you how to make a stained American flag!
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I used to have a booth at an antique mall that I sold refinished furniture and vintage decor out of and my hubby would make these flags to sell, as well. They always went like hot cakes!
I wish I had taken pictures back when we made this to give a better visual of the steps, but they’re not hard to make if you have the right tools so let’s get started!
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DIY Stained American Flag
To make this flag you need:
A miter saw (we have this miter saw)
OR a table saw (we have this table saw)
Power drill (we have this drill)
13 – 1 1/2″ x 1/2″ wood boards cut to 31″
2 – 2″ x 1/2″ wood boards cut to 17″
26 – 1″ wood screws
Stain of your choice (we used Provincial by Minwax)
White craft paint
Blue painter’s tape
Gather the 13 boards and stain seven with your choice of stain. Allow to dry. These stained boards represent the red stripes.
Leave the other six boards unstained.
Line the boards up face down starting with a stained board, then an unstained board, and so on.
Once the boards are lined together, apply wood glue between each of the boards. Then place a 2″ x 1/2″ wood board on either end of the flag and use wood screws to attach the board to each of the 13 boards.
Flip the flag over to the front side and using blue painter’s tape, tape off a 10″ x 10″ square in the upper left corner.
Apply stain to the unstained boards inside the square and allow to dry.
This particular flag we made is a Betsy Ross flag so it has 13 start in a circle, representing the 13 colonies. We’ve also made flags with all 50 states represented. It’s completely up to you and your preference as to what you choose to do!
In your stained square, paint your first star at the top in the center. Trace the center down to the bottom of the square and place a star on either side of the center point.
Now you can evenly space the rest of the stars around, completing the circle.
Once your flag is dry, you are ready to attach the sawtooth hanger if you plan to place it on the wall. Or you may choose to display it on a buffet or table. Either way, you now have a beautifully stained American flag ready for the season!
Thanks for hanging out with me today! We’ll see you back here tomorrow for Day 3 of patriotic DIYs! For more pics of our home, visit me on Instagram!