This DIY flag made with wooden bats is a fantastic idea. It’s such a great way to show your patriotism and love of America’s favorite sport. There are so many ways to make this project your own. Instead of starfish use baseballs cut in half. Some paint? Or maybe you prefer hockey. Sticks and pucks would make for an interesting flag as well. Thanks to Finding Home Farms for this exciting project.
We obviously started with the bats. I bought then at an auction for another purpose that didn’t work out.
When I came up with the idea for this project, from the beginning I knew the problem would be cutting the bats in half. This picture below is the only one I have – because before Hubby turned anything on – I left – in fact I went out of ear shot (but still close enough in case there was a problem). Turns out my nervousness was putting a lot of pressure on him so I was asked volunteered to leave :).
So, this is what I will say about this step –it is dangerous, you must know what you are doing and you must have the proper equipment. I am not going to provide any how-to’s on this step because I am not qualified to do so. I am in no way recommending how to do this or to do it all. Maybe there is a woodshop locally that could do it for you? Yeah, I would probably be asked to leave your workshop also – sorry Nervous Nellie here.
I will say to cut them (with whatever method you choose) so that the text on the bats faces out evenly on the one side.
Anyway, once the bats are cut – you need a piece of plywood.
It does not need to be smooth because the rough texture can work to your advantage. I lined the bats up into the pattern that I wanted and then hubby cut down the plywood for me from there.
Images from Finding Home Farms.
For further instructions visit Finding Home Farms.