Wooden American Flag Sign – 1 Board Project

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Wooden American Flag Sign - 1 Board Project
Wooden American Flag Sign - 1 Board Project

When you need to decorate for the 4th of July, and you wait until the last minute… this is what you do. Make this quick and easy wooden American Flag sign for your front porch to show your patriotism. It’s those last-minute ideas that sometimes are the best. Right? And I got a chance to repurpose some of the old hardware I’ve been hoarding + 1 board.

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Wooden American Flag – 1 Board Project

Here’s how easy this was… all I did was take a scrap board (1×10 x 28 inches in length) that I had leftover from another project. I didn’t even have to cut it. I save most of my scrap pieces of wood for quick DIY woodcraft projects. You can never have too many scrap wood pieces, and I always need a cute sign for something or someone. They make great gifts also.

Here is what you will need to recreate this easy wooden American flag for your front porch display.

Gather Your Supplies

DIY Wooden American Flag Decor

Painting The Wooden American Flag Sign

STEP 1 Use painter’s tape to tape off the top sections above and paint them with the traditional red, white and blue. I just eyeballed it. No measuring is needed. If, for some reason, someone from the road wants to come and measure your lines… well, that’s not gonna happen. I hope, LOL.

Red, white and blue wooden American flag sign for the front porch.

STEP 2 Start with the red paint first; carefully paint in the tape line’s direction. This helps prevent bleeding under the tape. Remove the painter’s tape immediately after painting the stripes.

I recommend painting both sides of the wooden American flag sign so you can change it up when you get tired of looking at it. You can always stencil a message or a quote across the flag too. That can be cute!

Red, white and blue on an DIY wooden American Flag sign.

STEP # 3 Use a sander (or sandpaper) to scuff up the whole flag to give it that distressed look. It added just the right amount of distressing and blended the harsh lines for a vintage-aged look.

The painted wooden American flag was looking good, but it was too clean for my taste. So, I took a super fine piece of wool and gave it a good distressing. This gave it an aged gray look while sanding it super smooth at the same time.

Made in the USA Wooden American Flag

*If you want to seal your sign at this point, you can. Any water-based topcoat will work. Gator Hide is a water-resistant topcoat and would be perfect if the wooden sign is exposed to rain. I have a covered porch, so I skipped this step.

Mismatched Hardware Knobs | Stars

STEP 4 Now, here is the most fun part of the whole project. I was feeling a bit lazy and didn’t want to design a stencil. Finding some mismatched hardware knobs that I had saved (because I’m a hoarder of good junk) was just the right amount of eclectic I wanted for this project.

Some were wood, and some were metal, but they all had the same white-painted distressed look. PERFECT! I glued them in place, staggering the ones that matched to create a more random look.

Mismatched knobs on a DIY wooden American Flag sign for the 4th of July porch decorations.

This whole project was literally free. I just used what I had on hand. You most certainly can use acrylic craft paint, too, if that’s what you have on hand.

I'm in LOVE with this DIY wooden American Flag sign
Wooden American Flag sign made from repurposed vintage knobs.

God Bless America

Show your patriotism this 4th of July with this easy DIY wooden American Flag sign for your front porch.

I’m a proud patriotic Mom and blessed to have 2 sons serving in the united states military, and displaying my colors on this Wooden American Flag is one way to show my love and support for them and for all that have served. Especially those that gave the ultimate sacrifice. God bless the USA!

Thanks for joining me today, and I hope this inspires you to create your own DIY patriotic signs for your front porch. I’d love to hear from you and any thoughts, comments, or ideas for a future project. Leave me some feedback below, or just say hi. I’d love to hear from you.

Until the next project… xo, Do




    1. Thank you again for another fun project. I also had a son and brother who fought for our country. The flag means a great deal to me.

  1. Hi Do! I really like this idea… especially for gifts! I think I’ll make 5! One for my home and 4 more for each of my sons homes. I also have two daughters but one still lives at home and the other is a missionary in Zambia, Africa. So, unfortunately, the girls won’t get this project this time around.
    Thanks so much the idea of an American Flag for the 4th!

  2. I love this idea. I would definitely keep it up all year. I keep a lot of my patriotic items out on display year round.
    God Bless the USA.

  3. Do, such a neat idea. Praise to your 2 sons in the military! When I sell one of my pieces a portion goes to the Wounded Warrior Project. Love your projects and furniture makeovers!

    1. Hi Fran!
      The wounded warrior project his a great organization. Thank you for donating. It means so much for those disabled veterans that gave so much.

      I also have a son that is a police officer and a High School principal. To say I worry a bit about all four is an understatement but I’m so very proud of them.

      Have an amazing weekend and keep on flipping that furniture. 🇺🇸❤️

      xo, Do

  4. Bonjour Donna, votre drapeau est magnifique ! Je suis française et j’ai deux garçons de 28 et 24 ans. Nous les avons emmené, petits, sur les plages du débarquement, en Normandie, c’était en 2004, pour les 60 ans du débarquement. Ça les a beaucoup marqué de pouvoir discuter avec les vétérans ! Quel magnifique souvenir ! Le plus jeune est sous-officier dans l’armée de terre et actuellement au Liban. L’aîné collectionne tout ce qui concerne la seconde guerre et participe à beaucoup de reconstitutions😊. Merci pour tous vos beaux projets et félicitations pour votre magnifique maison ! Chris

    1. Hi Chris!
      Thank you so much. 🇺🇸

      What a wonderful thing to do for your sons. That’s amazing. I hope to visit there some day.

      My disabled son spends lots of time talking with the Vietnam veterans. It’s good therapy for him.

      Please tell your son thank you for his service and I pray God keeps him safe until he comes back to you.

      Boy moms rock! 🇺🇸

  5. WOW now this is seriously my cup of tea! I love how this looks so very much! I’m gonna have to start checking my knob stash and see what I have in whites. I think this would make real nice porch decor or even just hanging around by the stairs or well just about anywhere! I love setting things around like this…my family will look at me wonky, like what is that?…LOL..but they just don’t have the mind I do..lol. Well done Do!

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