Make a DIY American Flag Coat Rack

This American flag coat rack project is perfect for summer! 
American flag with hooks

Hang it outside or inside, the size is great to hang a jacket in the entryway. It all began with a plain piece of wood and a few extra large hooks I had laying around the workshop. First, I painted the piece of wood white.  All the paint I'm using today is Fusion Mineral Paint. If you visit their site by clicking on the bold letters you will be taken to where you can purchase the paint near you. I'm using Casement white, Fort York Red, and Liberty Blue for this project. 

Painted white pallet for American Flag

The next step was to tape off the stripes for my American flag. I made my stripes one tape width apart so it was easy to figure out where to put the next strip of tape. I just laid a strip down between then pulled it up. 

Taping off stripes for American Flag coat rack

If you are super observant you may have already seen where I screwed up on this project... I won't tell you yet. I painted the red in the spaces first. 

Taped and painted stripes for flag

If you haven't noticed my mistake I will tell you, I went ahead and stenciled the blue stars then realized what I had done.  The field of BLUE should have been taped off and then the WHITE stars stenciled on top of that. 

This is what happens when I work too late into the night. Luckily it was an easy fix. I taped off the blue field then I painted over the stars. When the blue was dry I added white stars. The stars were stenciled on using a fun set of Flag stencils I purchased on Amazon.

Giant hooks on American flag coat rack

Now that my ducks... or stars were all in a row. I did a quick once over the stripes and the edges of the wood with an electric sander to distress the flag. Next I used an antiquing gel by Rust-Oleum called Transformations Decorative Glaze to give the flag an antiqued look. I love this stuff and use it all the time. Just paint it on and wipe it off for the perfect look. I bought it at Home Depot.  
I placed the hooks from DLawless Hardware, they have a huge assortment of hooks, knobs and hardware at great prices. I placed the hooks where I wanted them and screwed them into the flag. 

Rustic American flag with hooks

Now that I figured out my mistake I am super happy at the way this flag coat rack turned out. It could be hung out by the pool for towels or inside for jackets. I'm happy to say that this project was the very first thing to sell at my latest craft fair! 

Rustic American Flag with Large Hooks

American Flag coat rack with extra large hooks for hanging coats or towels.

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .