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?