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Fence Wood Flags

July 1, 2015

Fence Wood Flags

My brother has been replacing his fence and I have been lucky enough to be the recipient of the old wood, as well as scraps of the new wood.

These flags were created from the new wood scraps because most of them were already cut to the size I wanted. The only thing I needed to cut was the square for the blue field.

I decided that two pieces of wood made the perfect size for the flag, so the white stripe was painted to overlap both pieces.

Masking was essential for a nice crisp stripe.

After basing with the red, white and blue paint, then adding a stenciled star on the blue field…,

…I aged each piece with stain. Wow! That new wood sucked up the stain. Only six flags used up more than half a quart.

I wanted something a little bit different than my normal sign construction, so I connected the flag boards with rusty baling wire.

The blue fields were attached with my staple gun.

After adding the hanger, they still looked kinda blah so I added an old bottle cap to the center of the star and ripped a strip from old blue jeans to tie around the hanger.

Happy 4th of July!


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  1. You must have some imagination. Always come up with darndest adorable great projects no matter what you work with. Love these flags gal, there’s tops. Imagine they’ll sell really quick. Happy 4th.

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