DIY Monogram Flag

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I am so excited about getting together in blog world with some of my fellow Southern bloggers for a fun series we’re calling, “Oh My Word, would you look at that?”  Our first theme is monograms…perfect for southern style decorating and my DIY Monogram flag project!

DIY Monogram Flag-Group Graphic

As the weather gets warmer outside I love spending time on the deck or patio having a meal or just listening to the birds sing.  I really have more plans for my outdoors this year but I was wanting to start with a small project that I could do to personalize my space a little more.  I wanted a flag with the initial of my last name on it but I didn’t want a traditional nylon flag that I can find anywhere.  Of course I wanted to make my own.  I decided wood would be perfect for the outdoors.

I started my DIY monogram flag project with the wooden plaque I found at Wal-mart for $11.97.  It is almost the same size as the nylon flags and had a nice beveled edge already on it.  I found it in the craft section.  I am very frugal and at first I was thinking it seemed expensive because I have a wood shop and could cut my own BUT then I decided buying the plaque was a time saver so I went for it.

DIY Monogram Flag-Wooden Plaque

First step was to paint the entire surface with an exterior paint.  Important since this piece will hang on my deck.  I already had the paint I used on my board and batten shutters.  Sorry I totally forgot to take a picture of me painting this! That’s ok…it was the boring part anyway :)  Then for my monogram initial I traced it out with a wooden “B” that I had at home.  You can easily print one on your computer, cut it out and trace.  I used a pencil for the tracing.

DIY Monogram Flag-Trace Letter

Then I painted it in with white acrylic paint.  This took a few coats of paint because I was painting over a dark surface.  After the white was dry I added polka dots with an aqua blue acrylic paint.  I used the end of the paint brush just dotting some on and coloring in some to make them bigger.

DIY Monogram Flag-Acrylic paint

DIY Monogram Flag-painting polka dots

A coat of spray poly will protect the finished project to hang out side.  Then just pre-drill some holes before screwing in the hooks.  I had my husband do this so I could get a picture.

DIY Monogram Flag-drill hook holes

SO happy with how my DIY monogram flag turned out.

DIY Monogram Flag-Deck Decor

DIY Monogram Flag-Outdoor Decor

NOW head on over to see other MONOGRAM projects from my southern friends.

Refresh Restyle

Top This Top That

Daisy Mae Belle

Our Southern Home

DIY Monogram Flag Outdoor Project

Now I’m curious…are Southerners the only one’s who love monograms?

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Linking to Savvy Southern Style

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  1. Super cute so I am pinning for later. What I really want to know is how does your deck look so beautiful? Mine is covered in yellow/green ick! Trying to clean it off is futile!

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  2. Love it! I may have to copy this!
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  3. okay…am i the only southern gal who has never seen a cute wooden flag banner before? I love this idea. great addition for the porch or patio.
    laura@top this top that recently posted…Easy Ways To Incorporate Monograms into your decor…..Southern StyleMy Profile

  4. So cute! And what a perfect way to get a monogram outdoors! Life to the full! Melissa
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  5. That is adorable and so easy. I am definitely making something like this — In fact I think I will make it for an entrance.
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  6. Donna Bingham says:

    I a so doing this! I love monogram anything and have also wanted something different than a traditional flag. Thanks for sharing!!

  7. Love it!
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  8. So cute! I really need to try this!

    Southerners love monograms! I had a monogram wedding shower and at first, I was hesitant until I got there as realized how many things could be monogrammed!

    I am in SC, too! Super close to you, in fact!

  9. So cute … great idea!
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  10. Super cute! Love monograms! ~Christy
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  11. This is adorable! I love how you’ve hung it on your deck so it almost looks like a hanging picture. I’m a sucker for anything monogrammed!
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  12. That is such a cute idea Sonya!! I love that!!!
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  13. Love this idea. I think it just inspired me to do something with an old metal sign holder we have. Thanks for sharing this.
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  14. How cute!!
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  15. Hi Sonya! I was (finally) adding everyone in our Ahalogy group to my favorites and scheduling pins for everyone when I came across your monogram flag. I also made one with the very same concept because I had such a difficult time finding a particular flag I had seen, with the letter I needed. Mine posted a couple of weeks after yours, so I just didn’t want you to think I had taken your idea without giving you credit. Great minds think alike, I guess. This is a great alternative to a flag and yours turned out so cute!
    XO, Christy
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