DIY Monogram Flag
Learn how to create a DIY monogram flag for your spring decor.
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 and if done right could be used for years to come. Here is the supply list to get you started. I have included my affiliate links for you.
DIY Monogram Flag Supplies:
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.
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.
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.
A coat of spray poly will protect the finished project to hang out side.
Then pre-drill your holes before screwing in the hooks. I had my husband do this so I could get a picture.
SO happy with how my DIY monogram flag turned out.
Now I’m curious…are Southerners the only one’s who love monograms?
That is adorable! I totally need to steal this idea for my kids’ area in our back yard and write their names on it. Or keep it simple with a monogram… love it!
Lots of creativity amongst us bloggers! I saw your flag, it was gorgeous! Great minds surely do think a like. Have a great week ~Sonya
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!
That sounds cool!!!
Love this idea. I think it just inspired me to do something with an old metal sign holder we have. Thanks for sharing this.
That is such a cute idea Sonya!! I love that!!!
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!
Super cute! Love monograms! ~Christy
So cute … great idea!
Glad to hear…it would be so fun with a group of friends Donna!
I think this would look great by an entrance! Good Luck with yours!
A monogram wedding shower sounds awesome! Thanks for stopping by and saying hey! Have a great week!
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!
I a so doing this! I love monogram anything and have also wanted something different than a traditional flag. Thanks for sharing!!
That is adorable and so easy. I am definitely making something like this — In fact I think I will make it for an entrance.
So cute! And what a perfect way to get a monogram outdoors! Life to the full! Melissa
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.
Love it! I may have to copy this!
We just washed it off…BUT it’s already yellow again! I’m sure we will wash a few more times. Thanks for pinning!
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!