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Innovative Banner Flag Brackets
for Your Porch Columns

Banner flag brackets allows you to easily install and hang your favorite flag or banner on your porch or deck columns or railings with or without screws or nails.

Use them to hang Old Glory or decorative flags to celebrate the seasons. No matter the purpose, you'll want to select a flag bracket that not only is appealing but quite functional as well.

Mary and I also know that many people do not want to nail or screw a bracket onto their porch balusters or columns. Finding brackets to fit round columns is difficult, but we may have a solution for you.

We invite you to see these innovative options and find out how to make your own banner flag bracket.



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Flag bracket installed on front porch railing baluster









Banner Flag Bracket Options

You have several flag bracket designs from which to choose. Depending on your specific requirements, one of these is sure to meet your needs.

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Flag bracket accommodates wind socks on aluminum railings
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Dual Position Flag Brackets

This versatile bracket allows you to display your flag or banner in two different angles, 45 or 90 degrees. This allows you two options and making it ideal to fly the American flag in either direction and for garden flags which tend to be hung horizontally.

Premier Designs All-Weather Dual Position Heavy-Duty Plastic Flag Pole Holder


Fixed Position Banner Flag Holder

Fixed position holders only allow you to fly your flag at 45 degrees, the most popular flag position. It will accommodate flag poles up to 1.25 inches in diameter.

High Quality Aluminum Fixed Flag Holder


Adjustable Flag Bracket

An adjustable flag holder allows you to position your flag or banner in a number of degrees, making it one of the most versatile brackets.

Adjustable Flag Pole Bracket Heavy Duty Aluminum All Weather Flag Display Holder


Decorative Flag Brackets

Who says they have to be boring? Here are two options we found that might add just the right touch to your home.

Texas Rustic Iron Star Bracket Mount


Stainless Steel Eagle Shape Flag Pole Holder


If you live in an HOA (Homeowners Association) you may not be allowed to attach anything directly to your railings or posts. The solution - our DIY banner flag pole bracket project.



DIY Banner Flag Pole Bracket

Mary and I show you how to affix a banner flag bracket to your porch, deck, or balcony railings and balusters without screws or nails. It is easy to do and you won't damage your porch, deck, or balcony.

We do not guarantee the methods we demonstrate will work for every situation. Much depends on what you intend to hang from you flag holder, how much wind you may experience, the viability of your porch railings, posts, or balusters, and other factors that we may not have considered.

This short video demonstrates two options from which to attach the banner flag bracket to square, rectangular, and round posts or balusters.

Watch Our DIY Flag Bracket Video

Our Video: Hang a Flag Without Making Holes in Your Post or Column
The solutions we offer may not work in every situation but we hope you find our tips helpful.


Steps to Attaching Banner Flag Bracket to Balusters and Posts

We used these parts from our local home improvement store to create an easy way to hang your banner or flag without using screws or nails. You will need a flag holder that has two slots as shown along with two worm drive clamps in order to attach the holder to a round post or baluster. The U-Bolts will be used to attach the holder to square or rectangular posts or balusters.

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Flag holder, two U-Bolts for both square or rectangular balusters, or two worm drive clamps for round balusters or posts



Rectangular or Square Baluster Flag Holder Attachment

If attaching to a square or rectangular baluster to railing, use two U-Bolts with plates. You will insert the U-Bolts into the existing holes in the bracket.

Chances are they will not line up exactly and you may have to enlarge the holes with drill and bit. I enlarged the holes in this bracket to accommodate the U-Bolts. If you don't have a drill and bit, be resourceful and check with co-workers or neighbors for assistance if needed.

Measure your baluster or railing to determine the size of U-Bolts you will need. Allow for the thickness of the bracket too when selecting the U-bolts.

Once you've aligned and tested the holes with the U-bolt, position the U-bolt with plate behind the baluster or rail and then through the holes in the bracket. Attach the nuts and tighten securely.

NOTE: If using rounded U-bolts as shown, you may also have to bend the U-bolts just a tad to fit the holes. To alleviate this, select square U-bolts instead if available. We've provided a link to purchase either kind below.

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Attaching U-bolt and bracket assembly to baluster.
(Note: I'm using a scrap piece of wood as a replica of a standard size baluster.)


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Attaching bottom U-bolt and nuts


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Banner flag bracket attached to baluster


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For horizontal railings, larger U-bolts will be required to fit the holes as shown below. The same process applies.



Attaching Flag Bracket to Round Post or Baluster with U-Bolts

You can also use rounded U-bolts (without the plates) to attach flag brackets to balusters. The process is the same except don't use the plate. I don't recommend using square U-bolts for round balusters.

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Attaching flag holder to round baluster with U-bolts (PVC used to simulate round baluster)



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Flag holder attached to round baluster - note the plate was not used for this method



Attaching Flag Bracket to Round Post or Baluster with Worm Gear Clamps

For round posts or balusters, worm gear clamps may be the solution. You can find them in the plumbing department of most home supply stores or you can use the link below.

Worm gear clamps come in different sizes so be sure to select a size that accommodates both the post or baluster and the flag holder.

To use the worm gear clamps,unscrew them until the two ends disengage. Thread the ends through the slots in the flag bracket as shown.

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Thread one end through the bracket



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Both worm gear clamps attached to bracket - using larger PVC to replicate post



Next slide the bracket and clamps around the post or baluster. Slide one end of the clamp into the worm gear and tighten with a screw driver until tight. Repeat with second clamp.

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Tighten with screw driver





Other Banner Flag Bracket Holder Options

Universal Pole Mounts

A universal pole mount might be the solution for many, especially for those who don't want to permanently attach a fixture to a porch or deck railing or to porch columns.

We discovered this pole mount which could be used as a banner flag bracket that you might want to consider.

This universal pole clamp bracket comes with 4 universal clamps - 2 of which attach to the balusters of a railing and 2 that hold the many different pole accessories. You can use this on your deck, dock, patio or balcony and can hold flower pots, lanterns, flags, lights, holiday decorations, lights, and lots more.

Universal Pole Mount


flag bracket attached to railing on front porch
Flag and Pole Bracket - perfect for all types of railings


Watch this short video showing how easy it is to install!



Clamp Style Flag Holder Brackets

Mary and I discovered that Railhookz offers a variety of banner flag holders that can be used in a variety of ways and thought they might be of added interest to you.

Although you cannot change the angle of the flag, this banner flag bracket will definitely work for those who either do not want to screw or nail into their balusters or for those who are not permitted by HOA rules.

This clamp-on design flag holder installs easily without the need for tools to the balusters or posts (round or square) of a porch, deck, dock or fence. It can be used on balusters from 3/8 inch up to 2 inches in diameter and accommodates a pole with a diameter of up to 1 inch.

Railhookz Flagpole Mount


Always searching for solutions, here's a clamp on flag holder that might work on a horizontal rail. I can see using it in protected areas on your porch or deck as I don't believe it is constructed to withstand heavy winds.

Removable Pontoon Boat Flag Holder


Although not a flag holder, we thought this is a clamp on hangar that many could use on their porch or deck. Hang a hummingbird or other bird feeder.

Railhookz 30 Inch Clamp on Deck Rail or Fence Hanger




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