Friday, September 2, 2011

Happy Labor Day weekend...

Just as summer is winding down
I am going to share
a couple of patriotic projects
that I made last summer....

I wanted a flag holder
for my gable on my front porch,
so this is what I came up with.
I only had to purchase the flags,
everything else I found out in the garage.
It was just what I needed to
dress up my porch for summer!
I love the patriotic punch
it gave to my porch.
It has stayed up all of last summer
and again this summer right
through this Labor Day weekend!

Flag holder tutorial~
Find a piece of wood
and a piece of decorative molding.
I had both of these in the garage. :)

I placed the molding on where I wanted it to be...
I never measure anything...
I like to eyeball, it's quicker that way!
You can measure if you want...
I marked where I wanted to drill the holes for my flags.
 I got a quick lesson from my Hubby on how to run the drill.
I started by drilling down about 1/4"
and then I went in at and angle.
The first time I drilled them I forgot to pivot
the drill so the flags would fan out.
So.... I just re-drilled at the correct angles.
Once it was hung on my porch gable
you couldn't see my mistake. :)

Get out your spray paint and
spray away!

I wanted my molding to POP
so I painted it white!

I glued the molding on with Elmer's wood glue.
I then dipped each of the flag ends in the
glue and inserted them in the holes.
I skipped this step on the holder I made for my parent's.
Mom wanted to be able to remove the flags for easier storage.

Make sure you adjust the flags so they
drape nicely, before the glue dries.
If you don't like climbing high on a ladder,
find your hubby and have him hang it for you!
So thankful mine is handy,
he is always willing to help me out!
After Hubby hangs it for you,
pour both of you an iced tea or lemonade,
light the candles on the porch and sit down and
 enjoy Old Glory blowing in the breeze.
We spend so much time on our porch,
I took these pictures as the sun was setting.
I love to light the candles in the evening.
Another patriotic project was my
spinning flag holder.

It's fun to spin!

I bought the spinning picture cube
at Wal-mart last summer.
They still carry them.


We love sitting on our porch!

The garage sale porch swing
is the favorite seat
of everyone during the summer.
Our new grandaughter, Little Miss Klara
will be coming to our house next month and I plan
swinging with her at nap time!

I am hoping to enjoy this last holiday
weekend of summer, from the comfort
of my porch swing and pool deck.
How about all of you?
Any special Labor Day plans?

Leigh Ann

Linking to:

Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special


  1. I love both of these flag holders! The one above your porch is so cute. My sister has one like your spinning one but it doesn't spin. Good to know that it's so easy to put together! Thanks!

  2. Love the projects. I have a flag holder on my front porch and I love it. Congrats on your grand baby. I got my fifth one on the 23rd. Grandma...It is the greatest gig ever! Have a great holiday!

  3. This is beautiful! I know it was for Labor Day but I hope you'll link up to my Patriotic Project Parade going on now through July 4th.