Happy Summer from At Home with K! I'm here to show you a fun summer time DIY project.
I really heart this wooden flag from Pottery Barn. But not for $129! Ouch!
I thought I would make one of my own with stuff I already have at home.
I cut lathe wood to the length I desired. I wanted to make my flag light weight but you can make it with any kind of wood your prefer.
Lathe comes in a bundle for probably around $6-$7. I am still using my bundle of lathe from my purchase more than 2 years ago. So it lasts a long time.
Here are the measurements that I used but you can use any length/number you choose.
I went ahead and painted the pieces red, white and blue. And also stenciled on stars. Hobby Lobby and Michael's both carry cheap star stencil sheets for around $2-$3. If you don't want to stencil then you can hand paint. Since I love the distressed look, I sanded the wood and added Early American MinWax Stain.
After the stain dried. I attached 3 pieces of lathe to the back of the flag with Gorilla Glue. I love Gorilla Glue! It's strong and waterproof. I then stacked some heavy boxes on top and let dry overnight.
Then at one end of the flag I attached one 1x3 with glue and nails. I'll be hanging the flag vertical with wire so that is why I added the 1x3 for added support. If you want to hang horizontal then you don't have to do this step.
I want to hang my flag with wire, so I drilled two holes at the top of the flag through the lathe and 1x3.
I cut 2 pieces of wire from my bundle I have below. You can find wire at any home improvement store.
Before I show you the reveal...I wanted to show you my daily frustration with my outdoor flags. They always look like this. :( I'm always unraveling them. They're supposed to unravel themselves. So I was tired of the daily battle. LOL
A light weight wood flag looks so much better! Great for summer! Plus it was Free for me!
Thanks Chicks Dig Deals for having me! Check out At Home With K for other fun and thrifty projects.