June 27, 2012

2x4 Wood Flag

 Making this flag started out as my project and then my husband kind of just took over. Ha ha!

It started by me asking him to cut out some wood. Each flag needed six pieces. Two 7" and four 3 1/2 " After cutting them out and stacking a flag together the two pieces that would be blue were a little taller than the stripes. He didn't really like this so he cut those two pieces so they were flush with what would be the stripes.

Next thing I know he had them sanded and had begun painting my flags. I was busy so I let him finish. Notice that he didn't paint the parts that wouldn't show. You paint one 3 1/2" & one 7" red, one 3 1/2" & 7" white and then the other two 3 1/2  blue.

Well I decided I would at least paint on the star so I could say that I helped. I used my Silhouette to cut out a star but you could use any star stencil or do it freehand. After the star was on and they were all painted, we (do you like how I keep saying we) he sanded the edges of each piece. 

My husband decided to nail the pieces together so that they wouldn't keep falling apart. I liked that idea. So he started with the top and with a nail gun nailed each piece one at a time. I would have just used a glue gun. But since this turned into my "husbands project" he used nails. Next he sprayed them  lightly with some clear coat and put them outside to dry so we wouldn't have to smell the clear coat.

I love how "our" flags turned out!


  1. Hi Marcie! Thank you for coming by today and visiting me :) Following you too!

    Hugs, Tanya

    ps-the flags are realllly cute!

  2. I love how this wooden flag project looks. They look so awesome! Have a great day.

  3. Love these-I made some this summer too. New follower:)

  4. I love love love these! So cute and festive. I'd love it if you would share them at my link party: http://mightycrafty.blogspot.com/2012/07/mightycrafty-mondays.html#.T_SxnvXNmDQ


  5. Thank you for linking up to MightyCrafty Mondays! :) I love this project - I've pinned it up too.

  6. WOW! That is a lot of flags ... you are one committed crafter! Thanks for visiting my blog - I'm now a follower & will be back for the link up. Have a great week :)


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