Fourth of July is around the corner and this flag is the perfect decor or photo backdrop for your holiday party! I’m not into seewing, so I didn’t have the scrap fabric around, but it still was a suuuuper easy and super quick project! Like it took me only 20 minutes to cut and tie all the red and white stripes. And I just love the way it turned out!
No-sew, scrap fabric, American flag backdrop
What you need:
red and white fabric for strips, blue fabric for a square, white paint, a potato, a stick
If you are a sewer and have scrap fabric then this project could potentially be completely free! Score! Am I right?! I am not into sewing, so I set out to my local craft store to find the perfect patterns. If I would have stuck with just simple red and white fabric, it would have been super cute and only $10. Depending on how many patterns and textures you want to add to the mix, it goes up from there. For the blue portion of the flag, I used an old shirt that I had just thrown away! I couldn’t cut it down to a perfect square, but it worked out well. And I grabbed a large stick out of our back yard!
1. Cut your red and white fabric into long skinny strips. (7 red stripes and 6 white stripes)
2. Tie strips to a large stick or pole.
3. Cut out a blue square.
4. For the stars, use a potato stamp. Cut potato in half and with a knife, cut out the shape of a star. Dip the stamp in paint, and then stamp the star onto the blue fabric.
5. Tie two corners of the blue fabric onto the stick.
6. Tie two ends of a string of hemp to the stick to allow it to hang.