Wednesday, July 3, 2013

{One Board} Flag from Craft Goodies

Hey there everyone! 
Happy Birthday to America wishes coming at you from Wendy at Craft Goodies.
I have a little confession to make. I didn't make a project this month...
 
Here's the deal. I was a bit stumped by the theme for this month. I already have a flag piece that I love. I tossed around a few more ideas but kept coming back to my original flag. So why try and re-do something that I already smile at every time I see it hanging on my front door?
I couldn't.
Instead I decided to share the original tutorial for my Easy {One Board} Flag.
I hope you enjoy it--
 
You need a 1x4x6 and some scrap cardboard.
A little bit of craft wire and some paint. That's it.

Cut the 1x4 into 4 pieces.
1 Header @ 12 inches long
2 small stripes @ 15 inches long each
1 long stripe @ 16.5 inches long
 
Paint the boards, header = blue,
small stripes = red,
long stripe = white
 
Drill holes into the stripes so they can be wired together.
 4 in the white stripe, one in each corner about half an inch in. 
2 in each of the red stripes, in the corners that match up with the holes drilled into the white stripe.
 
 
Thread a piece of wire through the holes, twist together, and then give a little curl to the ends.
 
 
Line up the header across the top of the stripe pieces.
Drill 3 holes along the bottom of the header and coordinating holes into the top center of each stripe.
Wire the header to the stripes.
Add two more holes across the top of the header to create a wire hanger. Wire pieces together.
 
Make your stars next.
Draw them out onto the cardboard then cut them out.
 
Separate the cardboard layers to create some texture.

Paint the stars, distress the edges if you'd like.
Glue the stars onto your flag.
 
 
Almost done!
 Add a few embellishments like ribbon, buttons, berries, or glitter.
 

(You could add some lettering like "Stars & Stripes", "Old Glory", "Bless the "USA" etc.)
Find a spot to display your work, and enjoy!
 
Can you see why I love it so much? Super simple and oh so cute! So grab a board and show your pride...Happy (Independence Day) Crafting!

1 comment:

Chris said...

Hi Wendy, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris
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