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How to Hang a Custom Flag on a Wall

By Naomi Myrick


Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. How to Hang Your Flag on a Wall: Grommeted Flag with Hanging Clips
  3. How to hang Your Custom Flag Vertically: Using Pole Pockets



You’ve just received your personalized flag and are excited to finally hang it. That’s great! I’ve put together this helpful guide to show you exactly how to hang your flag on a wall. You can use this guide with either of these two finishing options:

  • Grommets and hanging clips.
  • Pole pockets (and a pole).

Let’s get started!


How to Hang Your Flag on a Wall: Grommeted Flag with Hanging Clips

Using hanging clips is a fairly common way to hang a custom flag. And this method doesn’t involve thumbtacks, hammers or dorm room shenanigans.

What you’ll need:

  • Flag
  • Tape Measure
  • Screws
  • Hanging Clips (optional)
  • A tall friend or step ladder

Step One: Measure and Align

To begin, use a tape measure to level the wall space perpendicular to the floor where you are going to hang your flag. This will help make sure it hangs straight. Unless of course, you prefer a skewed reality. We understand. 

Step Two: Mark Top Edge With Tape

Once you’ve decided where the top (left-headered grommeted portion) of the flag will go, mark it with painters tape or masking tape. 

Step Three: Install the Screws

Just like you would do while hanging a picture, line up the screws in place on the wall where the clips will attach to the grommets on your flag. Screw them in the wall (avoid studs, The Bachelorette is on at 7pm anyways). 

Step Four: Free the Hanging Clips

Release the two hanging clips from their packaging. Clip them to the screws on your wall. 

Step Five: Hanging the Flag

Take your flag and unfurl either side. Grasp one grommeted part in your hand and attach the grommet to the hanging clip. Repeat this process with the other grommeted part. You now have a (we hope straight) flag hanging on your wall. 


How to hang Your Custom Flag Vertically: Using Pole Pockets

Pole pockets are great for wall mounting a flag vertically! This method gives a regal look to your flag. You’ve commonly seen these flags hung at churches or banquet halls. 

What you’ll need:

  • Flag
  • Tape measure
  • Screws
  • Pole

Step One: Measure

Just like the aforementioned hanging method, you must measure out where you’d like to place the banner on your wall. Make certain it is level.

Step Two: Screws

Put the screws into the wall where you’d like your banner to hang.

Step Three: Pole pocket and pole placement

Locate the pole pocket on the left-headered side of the banner. Insert the pole or dowel into the sleeve. 

Step Four: Hang the banner! Wa-hoo!

Take your banner and hang it on the wall. Congrats, you’re done!



Naomi Myrick

Marketing Generalist

Naomi is a content creator and marketing generalist at She has a diverse background in sales and customer service, but her real passion has always been writing. She is originally from Minneapolis, MN. and is a recent transplant to central MN. Naomi enjoys fishing, hiking and loves hockey. 


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