How to Make a Wood Flag Wreath
Time Required: 2-4 hours
Get patriotic and learn how to make a wood flag wreath for your door, entryway or as a wall hanging inside your home. Read on for our step-by-step instructions below.
Take two additional paint sticks to use as back braces. Squeeze some glue on the unmarked sides. Using the 4-inch ruler marks on the horizontal paint sticks as your guide, place the first paint stick 4 inches vertically from the left. Repeat on the right side.
Make sure not to glue the top of the paint stick. The top is how you will hang the project in a later step.
When the glue is dry enough in 20-30 minutes, flip over the wood flag design and begin staining your project. Wipe off any excess stain with a paper towel or rag. The stain underneath the paint works great if you’re planning to use this on a door or porch, patio or deck outside.
Start by painting the square box (created with tape in step five) blue. Next, start painting red horizontal stripes. Paint the first, topmost stick, then paint every other one. Just tape off each as you go to stay in the lines. When you’re done painting red, you’ll paint white horizontal stripes, taping off each area as you go.
Using a pencil, put dot marks where you will create the stars. We took a bit of creative license here because we could not fit in all the stars that a typical flag has. We rotated between rows of five stars vertically then four.
Now, using your paint marker, draw or stencil stars where your dots are marked. Don’t worry about perfection. We drew our own and colored them in afterward.