How To Make Flags For The Fourth

Today, I’m sharing how to make flags for the fourth.  The fourth of July is around the corner and these are easy to make for your celebrating.

Also, it’s the first Tuesday of the month.  That means it’s DIY Challenge day.  Terrie from Decorate & More with Tip is our host and this months challenge is anything for July 4th.  I will links to everyone’s projects listed below.

 If you are coming from Liberty’s over at B4 and Afters wasn’t her patriotic sign cute?

Before I share how to make these flags, you make be interested in this post for an easy vignette.

To begin with how to make flags for the fourth I begin using a red stripe fabric bag. Because I have had this bag I did find this product for you.  By the way,  these cotton napkin will work and you will have leftover napkins too.

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First Steps To Make This Project For The Fourth, Cutting Fabric

First of all, how to make flags for the fourth, I cut fabric 9″  x 6″.  After cutting the fabric, I add Stop Fraying to the edges, let dry completely.  These towels may not fray, however, I knew my fabric was going to so this is necessary.  After drying, I then cut any leftover fibers sticking out.  By they way, this product is amazing!  I highly recommend buying this for future projects.


Additional Steps For The Flags Using Old Jeans and Dowels

Next, using jeans I do not wear anymore, I cut six pieces 3 x 3.  By the way, use six so the flags are pretty on both sides. To make sure how to make flags for the fourth were square I did use a carpenter square.


After cutting the jeans, stencil stars using white craft paint and let dry.  If you need a stencil here is a great choice.  These are especially good because you get multiples, furthermore, they will be great for other holidays.

The next step for how to make flags for the fourth is adding a pole.  Here using a thin dowel we cut the dowel in three pieces.  After these are cut, I add a small amount of raw umber craft paint to a paper plate.

Next using my finger I cover the dowel. After it is covered with the paint, using a rag I wipe off the excess.  This give me the look I specifically want for how to make flags for the fourth.

For the next step, add glue to the edge of the flag.  Now, place down the dowel and let dry for a second.

After this step, add glue to the top of the dowel.

The last thing is rolling the flag over the dowel.  Press lightly and let dry for a second.

Lastly, using my hot glue gun I add nine dots of glue.  Also make sure when adding the glue to get the corners well.  So then, carefully flip them over and place the on the flag and press slightly.

As an example, this is the flag after all the steps.

Displaying My Flags In A Blue Jar

As a rule, I use my antique blue mason jars for my patriotic holidays.  Here, I add a red and white check napkin and little wooden stars. These are painted with white craft paint on both sides.

Placing this on a white ironstone platter as well as a deeper red and blue plate adds another patriotic element.  It also keeps it simple.  Next, using a vase I found that looks like an upside down mason jar.  I add white rice for some interest and texture along with the flags.

I hope you enjoyed the easy steps for how to make flags for the fourth.  This is an easy, quick craft to make to celebrate our Country’s birthday!

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Now, hop over to see Michelle from Blessings by Me to see her pretty July 4th wreath!

Please take the time to view the links listed of these talented ladies projects.


Decorate and More with Tip

Patina and Paint

The House House

B4 and Afters

Cloches and Lavender

Blessings by Me

Celebrate Your Story

Vintage Charm

Wednesday Link Party

Party In Your PJ’s

Centerpiece Wednesday

Thursday Favorite Things

Farmhouse Fridays

Friday With Friends

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30 thoughts on “How To Make Flags For The Fourth

  1. Cindy how cute are those flags! I have used napkins like those for a lot of things and they are great quality and work really well and it IS a bonus that you have left over ones for the table. I love everything about these cute flags. Much better than the cheap looking ones you buy now days. Great job. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Cindy, your patriotic flags are precious! They are perfect for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. I love the pretty vignette you created for you table. Wishing you a beautiful day, sweet friend!

  3. Cindy you are so creative. I love your flags better than the ones you can purchase. Thanks for sharing, I would of never thought of using napkins or bags to make a flag, these are adorable! Pinned and shared!

  4. I love the idea of making your own flags and the vintage look is perfection! Thank you for sharing the tutorial, Cindy! Great job!

  5. I’m sure your handcrafted flags are a big hit during any of your patriotic celebrations! What a clever idea to make your own flags! They turned out quite lovely!

  6. The vintage look…love! Would never have thought to have used a napkin. Thank you for sharing the tip on the glue to keep fabric from fraying. I hate sewing so this product will for sure be added to my craft supplies. Your flags and Niky’s cork decor would look perfect together.

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