Repurposed American Flag

I love making American flags and through the years on Homeroad I've made a ton of them! 

I found a great set of star stencils that takes the work out of making the stars on the flags I make. 

Today I'm repurposing something pretty weird to make an adorable wooden American flag.

Take a look...

American flag on peg rack

The wooden slats from the broken roller shade that I've made a whole bunch of project with are perfect for the flag I'm making today. 

wooden roller shade

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I pulled out 9 strips of the wooden slats from the roller shade and cut them in half with a wire cutter but sharp scissors work too. Each strip of wood was 16" long.

wooden slats laid out in flag shape

I laid out the wooden strips to plan my attack on this flag.

wooden slats laid out in rectangle

I laid out 3 horizontal strips of wood and hot glued  13 stripes beginning at the bottom and leaving a little space between each one. 

wooden slat rectangle

When the wooden stripes were finished I began painting them with red and white craft paint

painting white stripes

painted red stripes

When the red and white stripes dried I glued down shorter strips of the slats in the opposite direction for the field of stars. 

wooden slats for blue field

I painted the field blue and let it dry. 

blue painted field

Next, I used the star stencil from this great set of stars and stripes stencils I bought on Amazon. These star stencils sure save a lot of time when making American flags! 

star stencil

blue field with white stars

Lastly, I used a pair of sharp scissors to trim the edges of the flag then gently sanded the edges with  fine grit sandpaper.  

wood slat American flag

sanded edges on American flag

I hung the flag with a piece of jute and it looks great! 

American flag from wood slats

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wooden American flag and overlay

Who would know this used to be a window roller shade?!

American flag hanging from hooks


office sign and American flag on hooks

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hooks with American flag


American flag from slats of wood

I just love how the flag looks on my window hanging with all the garlands and banners I've made recently!

flag hanging in window with banners and garlands


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American flag on pegs


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. .