We created a giant pallet wood american flag for our family room wall just in time for the 4th of July! Our newest patriotic DIY pallet project only took 2 hours to make & cost nothing to create thanks to supplies we already had on hand at our farmhouse! Sharing the step by step process of how to make this large American flag wall art for your home below.
DIY Pallet Wood American Flag
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Jason’s parents gave us this huge vintage American flag they found at auction & I could not wait to hang & display it at our farmhouse!
Supplies Needed for a DIY Pallet Wood American Flag
- An American Flag (or flag of your favorite country)
- Scrap wood for back frame
- A giant cardboard box
- Staple Gun & Staples
- Chop Saw & Table Saw to cut your wood
- Packing Tape
- Large Screws for the back frame & a Screwdriver
- L shaped brackets & small screws
- Pin Nailer to Nail the front pallet frame
- Twine to hang your pallet wood American Flag
How to Make a DIY Pallet Wood American Flag
Our Pallet Wood American Flag is 57.5″ wide by 37.5″ tall by 1.5″ deep in size not accounting for the twine.
1) Take apart your pallet & salvage the pallet wood (if this is your first pallet project you may want to check out this post on how to take apart a pallet in 6 easy steps)
2) Iron & Measure out your American Flag so you know how big to make the wood frame. Although, our vintage American flag was originally 3 by 5 foot long it had definitely shrunk over the years.
3) Cut your scrap wood for the back frame of the pallet wood american flag making angled cuts for the corners & a few vertical boards for inside of the frame.
4) Pre-drill holes for 3″ screws to fit & screw the corners & tops & bottoms of your vertical boards.
5) We used L shaped brackets & short screws to connect the angled corners.
Now the back frame of your pallet wood American flag is done!
6) Using a giant Ikea box (leftover from our new master bedroom sitting area), we cut & stapled the back of the frame of our pallet wood American flag. The cardboard helps keep dust out & gives the frame a smooth back when hanging against a wall.
7) We laid our American flag over the scrap wood frame & taped it around the edges with clear packing tape.
8) We cut the pallet wood to frame around the front of the flag & the sides of the frame.
9) We attached the pallet wood with our handy dandy pin nailer so the nails would not show giving the Wood American Flag a clean look!
10) Roughly sand down the edges of the pallet wood.
11) Using our staple gun, we attached the twine to the back of the frame so we could hang our Pallet wood American flag. With the twine, the American flag can easily hang from a single screw or nail.
I love the character of the pallet wood next to the worn cotton of our vintage American flag.
It makes the perfect farmhouse decor for the 4th of July & looks terrific hanging in our family room year round!