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…
- Scraps of red and white fabric, rick rack, poms, yarn, lace, ribbon… anything you can get your hands on.
- 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.
- Hot glue
- Decide how big you want your flag. Mine ended up being about 18″x28″.
- 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!
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- To finish off your flag, hot glue white lace to the top and hang from some extra yarn.