Monday, June 29, 2009

It's a Grand Old Flag Stand

Attic Gal Rachelle says:

Last month, Attic Gal Alysa and I found these terrific flag stands at Tai Pan Trading. We both wanted a pair, but there were only two left, and since they were a bit too tall for the niche that I needed them for, Alysa got them. Don't they look so great up on her mantle? I just love them!

Well, I still wanted a pair of my own, and I didn't want to spend the $10-20 apiece that they sell for. So I went digging around up in the attic (well, really my garage) to see what I might use.

I found the back of a broken old chair and I knew I could use the spindles.

I found some old wood spools and bought some molding rosettes at the home store for less than $2 each.

I glued/screwed them together like this. Then sprayed them with some blue spray paint I had on hand.

Then I stuck a pair of my old parade flags in the spool holes. Done!

I think my flag stands are every bit a Grand as the store bought ones, don't you?

Forever in peace may they wave!


  1. These turned out wonderfully. I want to make some really small ones for the smaller flags. Great job girlie!

  2. These are wonderful. Thank you for posting such a terrific idea.

  3. what a great idea, this turned out great, so fabulous when you see something and then make your own version...

  4. I like the one you made better then the store bought one. Good job Shell, i didn't know if you had the creativity in you :)

  5. This is awesome! Look at you being so resourceful! So glad you linked up to Fabulous Friday, but please make sure you link back so that we can keep your post up. Have a wonderful 4th!
    Heather @

  6. These are great. You are so creative to come up with your own way of making them. Great for the mantle.