Painted American Flag – 4th of July Craft

Painted Wood American Flag. Perfect and quick outdoor craft for the 4th of July - Independence Day! |

Happy 4th of July! Many homes celebrate this day with decorating their outdoor spaces, having BBQs, and watching the fireworks. If you are looking for an outdoor craft this 4th of July and have wood strips, try this project! My college roommate, Sara, painted an American flag this year for her porch in Little Rock, Arkansas. This is what she had to say about this project that took less than 2 hours:

First off I made it because growing up we always decorated for the Fourth of July… it was like Christmas… and in our last move we got rid of a lot of decoration stuff. So turns out we didn’t even have a tiny toy flag and I felt very un-American, especially with Adam in the Guard haha!! I saw the idea on Pinterest but the flag had chevron stripes. I didn’t want to take the time to tape that design so I just did the normal flag design.


  • 13 1″X1″ pieces of pine
  • Red spray paint
  • White spray paint
  • Blue spray paint
  • Tape
  • Newspaper
  • 1″ wood screws
  • Drill


  1. Spray paint them all solid red and white first.
  2. Then I sectioned off 7 of the boards by taping newspaper so I could spray paint the blue part. At first I was worried the red and white would show through the blue. But I just did another coat and it was fine.
  3. Then I hand painted the white stars on.
  4. I used 1 inch wood screws and a drill to attach it all together onto the 1x1s that are holding it up.

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