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I enjoy patriotic Memorial Day and 4th of July decorations; therefore, I created a few American flag pallet signs for our backyard and garden gate.

We had a pile of pallets, so why not make a few?

If you don’t have time to make one today you can save this PIN to your favorite craft board on Pinterest. 

Handmade pallet American Flag hanging on the wooden garden gate

Pallet American Flag

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*Another flag craft you might enjoy is our DIY fabric flags.

How to Make an American Flag Pallet

Making these flags was a blast. You can watch us making them in this video.


Flag Supplies

  • Pallets
  • Blue paint (we used blue spray paint)
  • Red and white paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • Cardboard
  • Star cookie cutters
  • Craft knife
  • Straight edge or yardstick
  • Pencil 

Painting the Blue Section

Select the section you want to paint blue. Then hold a piece of scrap cardboard over the area below to prevent overspray. Next, paint the blue area.

Note: In this step-by-step, we used a pallet with some of the pallet boards removed. However, we also made a full-sized pallet flag.

Spraying painting the blue section of the flag

Paint the blue section

American Flag Pallet Sign Stripes

To paint the stripes, I used a piece of scrap wood as a straight edge and as a guide for the stripe spacing. 

Using a pencil to mark the stripes paint lines

Mark stripe lines

Paint the red stripes between every other set of the penciled lines.

Pallet sign with the blue section and red stripes painted

flag with red and blue

Next, paint the white stripes between the red stripes.

Painting the white stripes between the red stripes

Paint the white stripes 


Adding Stars to the American Flag Pallet Sign

I made a template with cookie cutters to add the stars to the flags. However, you can use any star pattern for your stars. 

Another option would be to use polka dots in lieu of the stars.

tracing a mini star cookie cutter on cardboard

trace stars

After tracing the stars, I used a craft knife to cut them out. 

You might like this fun DIY flag clothespin wreath for your front door.

Cut out the stars with a craft knife

Cut out stars

Then I used the template to paint on the white stars.

Paint the white stars on the blue section of the sign

Paint stars

The smaller pallet sign looks fantastic on the garden gate.

pallet sign hanging on the garden gate

Pallet flag on a garden gate

For the full-size American flag pallet sign, I leaned against a tree and placed a solar spotlight pointed at it.

Large flag pallet sign leaning against a tree in the yard

Large red, white and blue pallet sign

American flag pallets are perfect for decorating your yard and garden.



Night view of the garden decorated with American flag pallet signs

Night view of the garden


More DIY Pallet Ideas You Might Like

DIY standing pallet bunnies.

Standing wood bunny painted in pastel paint stripes

Standing wood bunny

DIY Wooden pallet pumpkins.

Orange, yellow and teal rustic pallet pumpkins standing in the grass

Halloween rustic pallet pumpkins


Want More Craft Ideas?

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See you soon,



Ps. This post was shared on Between Naps on The Porch.

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Mason Howard

Tuesday 9th of April 2024

This is a fantastic project for recycling materials. To a lesser extent, I love cluster rush. That it is made of pallets is what makes it unique.


Friday 28th of April 2023

Love this, so fun as a pumpkin and bunny too!

Carol Sweeney

Monday 26th of September 2022

That is such a cute little craft! I really like how you stenciled the stars, and your garden is really coming along nicely. The addition of the spotlight to the one that was leaning was a brilliant idea words from letters


Tuesday 31st of May 2022

What a great project!! It looks amazing in your garden! Wishing you a wonderful week, my friend!


Tuesday 31st of May 2022

These signs are so charming! Wow your yard looks great!

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