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Make a Patriotic Molding Flag!! #LowesCreator

patriotic Molding Flag

I love being a Lowes Creator. This month one of the themes we could choose from was Patriotic Projects.

I love the Fourth of July!!

When we moved into our neigborhood more than 10 years ago, we were surprised to find out that there was a HUGE hometown parade and pancake breakfast right around the corner. And this parade happens on the #1905Cottage’s street. My kids love it because anyone can participate. So over the years they have decorated their bikes and loved being a part of the parade.

fourth of july at the #1905Cottage

So I love decorating the cottage for this Patriotic Parade. And I wanted to come up with a whimsical flag to hang at the cottage. So I headed down to Lowes.

1905Cottage Fourth of July Porch

I picked up some square molding and had the nice Lowes guys cut them into 3 foot sections. Here’s how I made the flag:

Square Molding (2 12 foot sections)

red, white and blue Spray Paint

Square Molding

Number 4 Address Plaque

Eye Hooks

Jump Rings


Painter’s Tape

Vinyl and a Cutting Machine or Circle Punch

 flag steps

I trimmed one of the sections of molding into a 2 foot length for the top of the flag.

Then I layed the molding sections out along with the square one and cut two of the sections of molding under the square molding and cut them so they were the same length.

I spray painted three of the molding sections red, three blue, along with the square wood.

Then I cut two sizes of circles using my Cricut Explore machine and added them to two of the lengths of molding and spray painted those and peeled them off to reveal the polka dots.

I also added painter’s tape to two lengths of molding, spray painted them white and peeled off the tape to reveal the colored stripes.

Once everything was painted, I layed the pieces out and arranged them the way I wanted.

Then I drilled 7 holes along the bottom of the 2-foot section of molding that I had sprayed red.

I screwed in the eye hooks.

Then I drilled holes at the top of each of the other sections of molding and added eye hooks.

I attached the top and bottom eye hooks with jump rings.

Then I added the “4” address number to the middle of the rectangular molding and hung the shorter molding pieces, using the same technique.

I also attached two eye hooks to the top of the flag and threaded a ribbon through each eye hook and hung it up!

 lowes flag fourth of july

I think its a festive little touch to the front porch!

wooden fourth of july flag

How do YOU decorate for the 4th??

fourth of july porh #1905Cottage


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PS: I’ve linked up this post to these fabulous blogs this week!

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  1. When I found this project, I just knew I had to make one. I absolutely loved it. It was like no other flag craft I had seen before. Thanks so much for the idea. I love how mine turned out but appreciate your inspiration to make it for myself even more. Your entire porch is beautiful by the way.
    Bethany recently posted…Patriotic Wooden Flag

  2. Love this adorable sign! Pinned!

  3. Jen,

    I used yours for inspiration, but came up with a rustic version!

    Hope you like it!


    Laura Nygaard recently posted…Hanging Flag!

  4. This is so cute!! Love the bright colors and the modern take on traditional patriotic decor!
    Amy | Canary Street Crafts recently posted…Free Father’s Day Printables

  5. Love this. So creative!

  6. This is so fun! I love it! Pinned :)
    Katie @ Made to be a Momma recently posted…American Flag Snack Tray

  7. So creative! Love this kind of abstract take

  8. Looks great! Your whole porch looks wonderful.
    T’onna Peters (Navy Wifey Peters) recently posted…Father’s Day Fedora Wreath

  9. This is the cutest thing I have seen. I think my house needs one. Thank you for making it and sharing. I definitely pinned it! XOXO

  10. I love this idea! It’s too cute! And it wouldn’t easily get ruined hanging up in our North Texas sun… I might have to make me one!
    Jess @ Little House. Big Heart. recently posted…Belly Up to the Bar Rail

  11. I love your little Patriotic Flag!

    I always think though that holiday decor can get on the verge on, um, ya know, tacky?

    But this is just cute! Yay for the Fourth. And yay for bike parades, my kiddos love participating and decorating their bikes (getting all tacky of course!!)

  12. That is the best 4th of july decoration I have seen! Going to have to make this one!!!!
    Amy recently posted…Baby Shower Style


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