How to make an Americana Easy Garden Flag out of wooden garden stakes-easy afternoon project to make with the kids.
I love repurposing old and weathered fencing. However, if you don’t have access to such materials, you can still make a great Easy Garden Flag for your flower bed or patio. I’m going to show you exactly how you can make this easy project.
The supplies you will need to make your Easy Garden Flag:
You can choose to use screws, but using nails makes this an easy project for the kids to help with. After an adult gets the nails started, children will enjoy hammering in the nails. (always supervise children when using tools)
Lay out wooden stakes
The stakes come in a package of 12, I chose to use seven for the stripes, and two for braces/stakes.
Paint 3 stakes white
These small bottles of paints are easily used by squirting the paint on the stake. My paintbrush of choice is a small cheap chip brush.
Paint 6 stakes red
I painted the red stakes in the same manner.
Secure stake boards to the back of the flag
To help secure the boards on the back, I use wood glue in addition to the nails. (NOTE-if you want your easy garden flag to point to the right, be sure to make sure it points to the left during this step)
Tack stakes with brad nails
I nailed the top and bottom board in place first, so the boards wouldn’t shift. I continued using one nail for each board.
Mark off blue area for stars
Print the star template on your computer and cut out the stars carefully with a craft knife (or scissors).
Tape off the top left blue section. I made this one 5.5 x 5.5
Paint the square using the Summer Sky Blue Patio Paint.
Stencil stars for Americana Flag
Download and print the file on cardstock paper, and cut out the stars.
Use a piece of painter’s tape to hold your stencil in place and a foam pouncer to stencil the Cloud White Patio Paint.
If you’re a perfectionist, you can fill in the stars that fall in the cracks.
Display your Easy Garden Flag
Voila! You’re done! Proudly display your new flag in time for the 4th of July!
If you would like to make a larger, more to scale American Flag, you can buy the longer 24” or 36” stakes.
Gail Wilson is the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. She is obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believes that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again, including herself!
Gail reinvented herself during a midlife crisis and has found purpose again. She hopes you will find new ideas for old things and pick up a few tools along the way.