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Fourth of July DIY

July 3, 2016 0 comments
fourth of july diy

I love fourth of July…the barbecue food, family gatherings, fireworks, and I especially enjoy decorating for independence day! Something about adding those pops of red, white, and blue just screams summertime and the fun that comes with the holiday. This year, I decided to tackle a fun project that brings a new twist on an American Flag. Here’s how I made it…

  1. Scraps of red and white fabric, rick rack, poms, yarn, lace, ribbon… anything you can get your hands on.
  2. Dowel
  3. Blue ribbon. We got lucky and scored this blue ribbon with white stars but you can also recycle some old jeans & paint on the white stars.
  4. Scissors
  5. Hot glue
  1. Decide how big you want your flag. Mine ended up being about 18″x28″.
  2. Find a good spot for you to be able to hang your pieces from your dowel. I used a chair and a window sill…had to get creative!
  3. If using fabric, I like to rip the fabric instead of cutting to get a more scrappy look. To rip yours, cut a small piece at the top and just rip down the length of the fabric.
  4. Starting with a red piece, wrap across the top of the dowel and hot glue along the back of the fabric/lace to secure. I left some space so that I could move the piece side to side if needed.
  5. Continue along alternating between red and white. If using your ribbon/yarn/etc. you can do a loop knot instead of glue-ing. Get creative, do knots, braids, or twists. Work in your lace, rick rack, or poms evenly throughout.
  6. Once you have your 13 stripes, you can add the blue fabric. Your blue/white stars should always be on the upper left hand side and go along the first 7 rows. Wrap the blue fabric along the top and secure with hot glue.
  7. To finish off your flag, hot glue white lace to the top and hang from some extra yarn.
That’s it! It’s a quick, easy, inexpensive project that we think would make the perfect touch of Americana decor to your home. Bonus is that you can hang all summer as we head into the Olympic games!
We hope you have a fun and safe holiday weekend! Happy Fourth of July!

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