Easy Shutter Flag ~

Diana Wearing
by Diana Wearing

Shutters make the perfect canvas for a simple flag ~ a quick easy project perfect for Memorial Day, 4th of July and beyond…

I like to paint the side opposite the tilt rod (it’s just easier) first I lightly sand, dust and tape them off ~

A small foam brush works great for painting the slats, I’ll use a small regular brush for any touch ups needed and then it’s time to add the stars ~

The best way I found to do the stars was with a paint pen it’s quick and easy and I’m ok with them not being “perfect”

They're finished off with a couple coats of clear sealer so they can be used inside or out ~

I’ve made a bunch of these for friends and family this one I kept for myself ~ love it in my garden :-)

DIY patriotic crafts

For more patriotic projects you can easily make at home, check out these 4th of July decorations and Memorial Day crafts.

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  • P.p15814293 P.p15814293 on Jun 28, 2017

    Where do you find old shutters ??

  • Linda Linda on Mar 16, 2023

    Was wondering why u didn’t paint the slats between the red white since the flag is red white and blue

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