Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Super Easy Flag Tutorial...just in time for July 4th!

A few days ago I was decorating for Independence Day when I realized just how little I had to work with. Short on decorations, short on time, but not short on determination... I went to work making this pretty flag garland in just minutes! And now I'd like to share this really easy recipe with you. :)

All you need is a sheet of paper and a printer, a length of ribbon or string, scissors and glue.

- Print the flags above by clicking on them. A new page with nice big flags will open up (it may take a minute...they're high quality so they won't print fuzzy). You can print them straight from that page.

- Using your scissors, cut out the flags.

- Decide where you'd like to hang your garland and measure and cut ribbon or string to your desired length.

- Fold your flags in half, coat one half with glue, then place ribbon or string in the crease and press two flag halves together.

- Continue until you've got enough flags for your garland. You can measure the distance between flags for consistent placement or let them stagger.

- Hang over windows, around a patriotic tree, over a mirror, or over a doorway (like I did). Enjoy! :)

This project is so simple and makes a nice patriotic impact!


Kerry Hawkins said...

Cute and a great idea. You could use that for a bunch of holidays. Just change the design up

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing, I'll be linking.

Melissa Lobdell, Little Melfred's Studio said...

I love this Crystal! Thanks for sharing - it really did make a huge impact! xo-Mel

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