The PVC Flag Pole Project- Part One

October 5, 2007 by  
Filed under build, Made From PVC


Note:  There is an updated version of this flagpole design avialable by clicking here.  The video below refers to the new version.


This project involves building a flag pole out of inexpensive PVC pipe. Flag poles like these are often seen around RVs at campgrounds across the country. In fact, I first saw one on a family camping trip to South Dakota. They are a neat way to display a flag, whether it be in patriotic sense, to show support for your favorite sports team, or simply for decorative purposes. This flag pole offers a unique manner of displaying the flag with its interesting angle and ability to move when it catches the wind. This project is quite fun to work on while at the same time being extremely simple.

Check back during the next few days to see how the flagpole is built.

Click Here to go to part two of building the flag pole.


13 Comments on "The PVC Flag Pole Project- Part One"

  1. » The PVC Flag Pole Project- Part Three Putting it Together on Sat, 6th Oct 2007 4:26 pm 

    […] you missed part one or part two make sure you go back and look it over. It contains the information you will need to […]

  2. » The PVC Flag Pole Project- Part Four Get the Flag On! on Mon, 8th Oct 2007 4:30 am 

    […] you missed parts one, two or three of this make sure to check them […]

  3. Linda Crooks on Sat, 10th Nov 2007 9:06 am 

    What do we use to hook the flag to the pole

  4. Kurtis on Sun, 11th Nov 2007 7:14 pm 

    We used shower curtain rings for this flag, pictures are shown in part three, but you can use things like key rings or just zip ties also.

  5. Paul Newburn on Sun, 20th Dec 2009 8:11 am 

    I love making these flags, they are good for use at home or in the RV parks. I have found that using 1″ pipe makes them better and I use 2″ eye bolts.

    Hey Fly The Flag and Support the Troops

  6. george coutu on Mon, 8th Mar 2010 12:57 am 

    Hi, my scout troop has seen and is interested in building one of these. PVC is readily available at local hardware stores, but not the nice clean furniture grade. Where do you get it, and how much more does it cost than normal stuff? Online it seems to really expensive, triple or more.

  7. build on Sat, 13th Mar 2010 12:02 am 

    I just used the standard grade pvc pipe for this project. If you want a better finish, I have had luck with the spray paints made for plastic such as in the link below. You should be able to find it at your local hardware store.
    Krylon Fusion spray paint at

  8. Crystal on Wed, 22nd Sep 2010 12:33 am 

    Great advice and information, also for any pvc project needs go to

  9. bacall on Sat, 16th Oct 2010 2:34 am 

    PVC printing can be removed with acetone.

  10. Gussie Garmen on Thu, 18th Nov 2010 5:13 pm 

    those plastic shower curtains are very cheap and you can install it easily without sweat “,~

  11. DrewBair on Fri, 29th Mar 2013 4:54 am 

    We made one of these but the whole pole turns when it’s windy. How do we stop this ?

  12. Kurtis on Fri, 19th Sep 2014 9:05 am 

    With this design the pole will always turn when it is windy.

  13. PVC Flagpole- The New Version : on Tue, 26th May 2015 6:24 pm 

    […] version- Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part […]

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