DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff | Anna Grace: DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff

DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff

When I saw this pottery barn wooden american flag, I fell in love.
So naturally, I decided to build one myself.  
I already had white and blue paint from other projects, so I just needed red.
I went to Hobby Lobby and picked out some red acrylic paint. 
While I was there, I also grabbed some star stickers, we'll get to those in a minute.

We had some 1x2s in the garage, so I used those first, and then I bought a few additional ones.
I used my husband's new mitre saw to cut the 1x2s to the length I wanted.
 (I'm loving that new saw!)
I needed 13 boards at 42" so I was able to get two peices out of each 1x2.

The next thing I did was lay all the boards out together and 
determine how I wanted everything to look.

I taped off the square for the stars and painted it white, 
then I painted the rest off the boards red and white.

DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff

Here is where the star stickers come in.

DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff

I arranged the stickers to my satisfaction.
I had to rearrange them a few times before they all lined up the way I wanted.

DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff

I went back over the stickers and made sure they were all stuck down properly.
Then I painted the whole square blue.
Once the paint was mostly dry, I pulled up the stickers.
You can see that they didn't turn out perfectly.
I didn't really mind, since I was planning on sanding it down and distressing it afterward. 

DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff

I let the paint dry overnight before I fastened everything together.
I cut three more pieces of 1x2 to 20", the height of the flag.
These are going to hold the whole thing together.

I turned all the boards paint side down and lined them up, 
then I used liquid nails wood glue to glue the three 20" boards to the back of the flag.

DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff

Once everything was the way I wanted it to be, 
I got out our air compressor and nail gun.

DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff

I really just went to town with the nail gun, as you can see in this picture below.

DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff

I attached picture hanging hardware to the back and hung it in our living room.

DIY Pottery Barn Flag Knockoff

Here is the finished project!
Happy DIYing everyone!


  1. It's beautiful ! You have so much talent to put all this stuff together I might give it a try to do a flag like that for our home in honor of my hubby! Hope you don't mind me copying? Loving your post and hope you are doing good ,May God bless !

  2. What a great project Anna! It turned out wonderfully! You make me want to make something!!!!


  3. That is so cool! I'm really enjoying reading about all these projects you're doing!

  4. Lovely! I can't wait to see what you do next! :)



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