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Project

Flag Cake-Stand Monument

Pledge allegiance to this festive flag stand.

Introduction

We put it on top of a two-tiered cake stand to create a mini cupcake monument.

Sources: Mounted cotton flags: 8 by 12 inches (No. 010230), and 4 by 6 inches (No. 010229), from American Flags Express, 262-783-4800 or flagsexpress.com.

Materials

  • Primer
  • White paint
  • Paintbrushes
  • 4 1/2-inch wooden plaque
  • Two-tiered cake stand
  • Wooden finial
  • Drill
  • Circular wooden piece (optional)
  • Wood glue
  • Flags
  • Sandpaper

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Prime and print wooden finial and plaque. Mark three spots on the base of wooden plaque, evenly spaced and 1/4 inch from the edge. Drill 1/8-inch pilot holes (smaller hole), and then increase the size of drill bit. (This will make cleaner holes.)

  2. Step 2

    Drill holes the diameter of the flag dowels in the wooden base, using the marks as a guide.

  3. Step 3

    Drill a hole the diameter of a flag dowel in the same manner as above on the top of the wooden finial.

  4. Step 4

    Attach the finial to the wooden base. Drill a hole in center of plaque slightly smaller than the diameter of the screw (if finial does not have a screw end, attach to plaque with wood glue). (A circular wooden piece can be added in the middle for height if desired.)

  5. Step 5

    Insert flag dowels into the drilled holes in the base and the finial. If necessary, sand them until they fit snugly in the holes.

Reviews (1)

  • 2 Jul, 2009

    This is nice....could have many applications...thanks!