One of my customer Kaye made a flag stand
for her church. It was a brilliant design, display the flags very
well, and easy to reach the flags. She got materials from local hardware
store. I appreciated her willingness to pass the information to my
customer. Thank you for her sharing. Here is her description
of how to make the stand and pictures.
I was in
Lowe's Home Improvement store & they had their outdoor patio
furniture on sale at the end of the season. I saw a tall
fern / plant stand that was dark colored metal & the thought
hit me that it might work. I purchased 2, one for each side
of the church.
How I made
it: I turned it upside down & used the original "top", now
for the base & used the same technique for the "platform"
found below, to finish the "base". I wrapped 2 bricks in
brown paper & placed in the bottom, for added stability. I
used the plastic grid from the air filters, that I also
bought at Lowe's, to cut a circle to fit in the "column"
part of the stand, about 1/3 of the way down & also cut &
wrapped heavy cardboard to go beneath the grid, for
stability, to make a platform for the flags to rest on. OH,
I also cut a circle of the rubber-type shelf liner just
under the grid to help keep the handles from slipping &
moving around. The holes in the grid were just a little
larger than the ball on the flag handle, but I knew that the
rubber would help them to stay in place, too. I cut another
round piece of the plastic grid for the top so that the
flags could just easily slip through the openings of the
grid & then rest on the gridded "platform" about 12-14"
below the top. I attached the , top, button & the flag
"platform" with clear plastic zip ties around the metal of
the stand. I had to use wire cutters to cut & trim the grid
& I used a dinner plate that was the right size, as
a template, to get the "roundness" for the top & the bottom
& I used salad plates to get the roundness for the
platform. Maybe this will help you to understand what
you're seeing in the photos!
They are a
good size, at about 3 - 3 1/2 ft. tall & even the 4 & 5
year olds can get the flags out to use! And it's sturdy
enough that I've never seen anyone tip one over! They
display the flags nicely. And they're right there in the
sanctuary for anyone to use as the Spirit leads