From showing patriotism, unity and appreciation for veterans, displaying a traditional American flag is one of the many things you can do to show the love for our country. But maybe you don’t have a flagpole. If so, don’t worry. We have got you covered with some unique ways to proudly display your American flag without a flagpole. Read on to see all of our DIY ideas and tips.
Display Your Flag Without A Flagpole
1 - Drape Your Flag
While we have many commercial flagpoles for sale that could likely fit your budget, there are other ways to hang your flag. One of the most popular ways is draping it over an object. You can drape it over the sofa, over a headboard, or on an end table. Draping an American flag typically refers to displaying it in a decorative or ceremonial manner, such as during patriotic events, parades or memorial services.
Don’t forget to securely attach your flag or drape it in a way that it won’t fall or become tangled. Use flag holders, fasteners, or other appropriate means to safely fix it. If you are displaying it at night, make sure the flag is properly illuminated so that it is easily visible.
Just make sure you respect flag etiquette and don’t eat over it—you don’t want any crumbs to drop on the flag—or let it fall to the ground. It is also important to ensure that when you drape your American flag that you position it correctly so that the union jack (the blue field with stars) is in the upper-left hand corner as you face the flag.
2 - Pin It
Did you know that you can pin your flag on a wall with thumb tacks? Simply use tacks to attach the flag to the surface and place them through the fabric of the flag and into the desired location. Make sure your flag is securely attached to the surface but not stretched or distorted. The key thing to remember is to ensure your flag is placed where people regularly traffic but make sure no one brushes against it so it can remain undisturbed on the wall.
It should also be positioned in a respectful manner that follows proper flag etiquette. This means ensuring the union jack is in the upper left corner when viewed from the front. Remember, you want your flag to be clean and in pristine condition. Be sure to hang it somewhere where it will be safe and not touching the ground.
3 - Craft It
There are some impressive flags and flag products out here. Put on your crafty hat and think of some creative ways to display your flag without a flagpole. There are many ways to work with a flag to create something new while still being respectful.
4 - Frame Your Flag
There are multiple ways to frame a flag, from folded, unfurled to matted. This is also a great way to keep your flag protected, to preserve its natural beauty. American flags look beautiful when framed and you can easily hang them up on the wall for display.
5 - Make a flag wreath
Transform your American flag and make it into a patriotic wreath display. Simply pull the flag over the back of your grapevine wreath, adjusting it how you want. Finish the DIY wreath with a burlap bow and then you have a wonderful display for your American flag! These look great attached to your front door and make a lovely decoration for your home.
Look online for more different craft ideas to display your American flag and find one that best fits your style along with your patriotism.
In short, there are many ways to display your flag creatively. You have to figure out what’s best for you. Here at Federal Flags, we carry flags of all kinds, so you can determine how you want to let your flag fly! Shop Federal Flags today!