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Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Easy (One Board) Flag Holiday Hanger!!!

Need a quick and easy Independence Day decoration?
Give this a try...

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 co-ordinating 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!

Happy (Independence Day) Crafting!


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