Today, I’m sharing how to make flags for the fourth. The fourth of July is around the corner, and these are easy craft to make for your celebration.
Also, it’s the first Tuesday of the month. That means it’s DIY Challenge day. Terrie from Decorate & More with Tip hosts this event and this months challenge is anything for July 4th. I will share links to everyone’s projects 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 this patriotic craft, you may be interested in this post for an easy vignette.
Let’s begin our craft how to make flags for the fourth. I’m using a red stripe fabric bag I have from a product shipped to me.
First Steps to Make This Project for Celebrating Our Country’s Birthday, Cutting Fabric
First of all, I cut fabric 9″x6″ to create these flags. After cutting the fabric, I add Aleene’s Fabric Fusion to the edges of the fabric flags, let dry completely. After drying, I cut any extra fibers.
Using Old Jeans and Dowels for This Craft
Next, I cut jeans I don’t wear anymore, here I cut six pieces 3×3. Because I’m making three flags, I cut six, so both sides of my easy patriotic craft are pretty when showing the red, white and blue. To make sure the flags are square you will want to use a carpenter square.
After cutting the jeans, stencil stars using white craft paint to the project and let dry.
The next step for this patriotic craft is adding a pole. Here using a thin dowel, I cut the dowel in three pieces. After these are cut, add a small amount of raw umber craft paint to a paper plate. Dark brown wax will work as well.
Next, I use my finger I cover the dowel for my flag craft idea. After it is covered with the paint, wipe off the excess.
For the next step, add glue to the edge of the flags. Now, place down the dowel and let this dry for a moment.
After this step, add glue to the top of the dowel. Then roll the flag over the dowel to attach again and press lightly.
Lastly, using my hot glue gun I add glue making sure to get the corners well. Now carefully flip it over and attach to the American flag craft project. Also make sure when adding the glue to get the corners well. So then, carefully flip them over and place them on the flag craft idea and press slightly.
As an example, this is the flag for celebrating the Fourth.
Displaying This Quick Craft Project
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.