I get a ton of questions about my screen flags, so I’m excited to share with you how I made them. They are summer happiness.
Plus they were really easy to make.
I simply cut 1x2s the sizes I wanted and screwed them together on the ends (be sure to pre-drill your holes). I painted the frames white then stapled screen to the back. You can see the staples when you are standing behind the screens on the porch, but it’s fine. I like the simplicity of it.
Actually, you can see straight through them from the back. You can’t really even tell they’ve got flags painted on them. The kids think that’s neat-o. It’s like a magic trick.
Once they were assembled I laid them on newspaper and painted the flags right onto the screen using painter’s tape for straight lines. It was simple measuring. I made a stencil for the Texas flag star out of cardstock. I used star shaped brads (from the scrapbook section in the craft store) for the stars on the American flag. The little brads fit through the screen just fine.
I think the whole project took me less than 2 hours. A couple of hooks screwed into the top and tied up with twine and they were done.
It’s a quick, easy, inexpensive way to dress up your porch for the summer.
Linking to: Transformation Thursday