Looking for a patriotic flair to add to your American holiday decor? Before the parade and fireworks begin put together this quick American flag DIY. It’s great for hanging on your front door or waving in the wind in the yard.
I’ve seen several varieties of these rags and ribbon flags around the web. My version of the American flag DIY uses a bandana, red fabric scraps, lace, studs, wooden dowel, and some twine.
- blue bandana
- 7 strips of red fabric
- 6 strips of white lace
- 13 metal studs
- 1 wooden dowel, garden stake, or stick
- garden twine
Make Your Own American Flag DIY
Cut 7 strips of red fabric and 6 strips of lace. My strips are about 2 inches wide by 3 feet long.
Fold the ends of the fabric and lace strips in half lengthwise and wrap the ends over the wooden dowel. Fasten each stripe with a metal stud.
Alternate the red and lace strips beginning and ending with red. Leave room on either end of the wooden stick to allow room for tying on the twine.
Fold the bandana in half, then fold over the wooden dowel and fasten with metal studs. The blue field should be on the observer’s left when the flag is hung vertically.
Knot your twine on both ends of the wooden dowel with enough slack to hang.
This next photo was taken 3 years later. While Old Glory is a little faded, it’s one of my favorite patriotic DIY projects.
Wave your DIY American flag proudly!