American Flag Ladder

Donna Schwartz
by Donna Schwartz
5 Materials
2 Hours
I saw something similiar to this on Pinterest...yes, I am addicted! I changed it up bit. After deciding to do this project, I told a few friends that I was in search of an old wooden ladder. A few days later, my friend saw not only one, but two for sale on FB. AND an old (large) milk can for $55.
First, I sanded the ladder lightly, to make sure there no little pieces of wood sticking out.
First, I lightly sanded the ladder to make sure there wasn't any small pieces sticking out.
Next, I had an American Flag that I purchased at Big Lots 3 years ago.
It actually is meant to hang on the front of a door.  The material is stiff.
I folded it in half and tied to the top and the bottom as you can see.
I bought some Americana garland at A.C. Moore on sale for 40% off.  It was listed as $9.99. So I got it at $6!
I had the raffia laying around the house.  But that can also be purchased at A.C Moore or any craft store.
Here is the garland...
I purchased two wooden yard signs (they have stakes attached to them) at A.C.  Moore, also on sale for $8.99 each.  I added a red, white and blue star twig also purchased at A.C. Moore for $2.99.
I bought this star at the Goodwill last month for $2.99.
I removed the twine and ribbon.  The red and white ribbon went perfect with the Americana theme!
I spray painted it with the  Rust-Oleum Flat Black color first.
Then I covered it (not all of it) with Rust-Oleum Colonial Red.  I added a small 'ball' sprig of red, white and blue balls from A.C. Moore....$2.99.
Both were purchased last year at Home Depot for $3.49 each.
I hung it with a tack. 
And here it is....all done!  This will stand on our front porch from May to September.  I hope you like it!
p.s Thank you to all that have served and continue to serve our country!
Suggested materials:
  • Spray Paint   (Home Depot)
  • Garland/Wooden Sign   (A.C Moore)
  • Wooden Star unfinished   (A.C. Moore)
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