Easy American Flag Garden Stake

Here's an easy one that combines my love of decorating the garden with the Summer holidays. These easy American flag plant stakes use picket fence scraps.
Galvanized tubs with plants and American flag stake

This simple project started with a couple of picket fence pieces.
Picket fence in the garden with purple flowers
They were scraps and already cut in small pieces. 
Repurposed piece of picket fence
I painted the top blue and the bottom white  
piece of picket fence painted blue and white
then using one of my favorite American flag stencils, that came in a set of 3,
American flag stencil on a picket fence
to add the stars and stripes with craft paint. I'm using brand new stencil brushes from Re-Design with Prima, they were soft and sturdy and worked beautifully with my stencil.
stenciling an American flag on a wooden stake
I dry my projects in front of the fan to hasten the drying time, I'm a little impatient that way.
Stenciled red, white and blue flag on a wooden stake
When the paint was dry I rubbed on a coat of gel stain to give the flag an antiqued look. 
staining the American flag on a wooden stake
I made 2 flags while I was at it, one was made with the picket part of the fence pointing down so it could be placed into the dirt. The other flag was added to a wooden stake then stained. I tied a length of thick jute around each flag stake to finish it off.
American flag plant stake with an antiqued finish

These little scrap-wood picket fence flags fit so nicely into a pot out in the garden.
For more easy and inexpensive garden decorations please visit the bold link. 
Cluster of galvanized tubs and watering cans with plants and flag stake
They also look great stuck straight into the ground amidst the flowers. 
Wooden plant stake with American flag stencil
They were simple to make using scraps I had in the basement. You can invest in a few good stencils which are great for several projects like these for the summer. Follow the bold link to see the tutorials for these projects. 
American flag stenciled plant stake in the garden

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Rustic painted American flag in the garden


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. .