A six-flag salute to Flag Day: Six flag crafts you can make

Tomorrow is Flag Day and I’m sharing six DIY flag crafts from the past here on Crafts ‘n Coffee. Most of these are easy, and you can make one of these flags in a summer afternoon. So, get out your duct tape and let’s get rolling. (And I’m announcing our mystery winner today, too . . .)

A collection of easy, patriotic flag crafts. Cute ideas! CraftsnCoffee.com

The Duct Tape Flag is a super-fast DIY, and one the kids will want to get in on. You can make quite a few flags from the three rolls of duct tape, so this is a great project for scout troops, summer camps, and other kids’ groups.

Super-easy flag craft made with duct tape! Tutorial on Crafts 'n Coffee. #DuctTapeCrafts #PatrioticCrafts

I selected fabrics in vintage prints and hues for my Vintage Ruffled Flag. If you prefer, it’s easy enough to change it up with a more vibrant, red, white and blue palette.

Tutorial to make this Vintage Ruffled Flag. #PatrioticCrafts #FlagCrafts

I like the flag hanging in a window, but you can also hang it on your front door, a front porch, or in a hallway or kitchen.

If you can wrap a package, you can wrap a rectangle of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam in a striped fabric to make this America-the-Beautiful Flag. Don’t you love the button stars?

Here's a super-easy way to make a patriotic flag for a front door or just about anywhere. This flag features the America The Beautiful fabric from Laura Kelly. #LauraKelly #ILovetheUSA #PatrioticCraftsBelow is a favorite, stash-busting craft, in which you push squares of fabric into your foam base. Kids love it, too, so let them help make your Punch Fabric Flag. (I used this same technique to make my Patriotic Bandana Wreath.)

Craft tutorial: Flag craft for July 4th. CraftsnCoffee.com

Punched Flag Wallhanging

This “Quick Tuck” Flag Wallhanging is another favorite of mine, from the faux quilted look to the button stars.

Craft Tutorial: July 4th faux quilt flag

It doesn’t get more all-American than bandanas & denim!

For the finale, here’s Johnnie’s amazing Faux Pallet Art Flag. This DIY flag will take some time to make, but crafting it from STYROFOAM Brand Foam sure beats lugging home a heavy, discarded pallet and hauling out the power tools. Johnnie shares an easy-to-follow, step-by-step tutorial over at Saved by Love Creations.

Amazing, faux pallet art flag! No heavy wood or power tools needed. Made by Johnnie over at Saved by Love Creations.

Surprise — this is made with foam and not wood! Johnnie over at Saved by Love Creations shows you how to DIY this Faux Pallet Art Flag.

It’s Friday the 13th, but it’s a lucky day for the winner of our mystery giveaway. I had so much fun with this one! First of all, thank you to everyone who participated and posted a comment — there were lots of great questions. You are all the best! Second, we’re big readers at my house, and it’s so exciting to give away this series of crafty mysteries. And third, I love supporting author and craft designer Lois Winston.

The winner of the four mystery novels with Anastasia Pollack is Nancy D., who asked about needle felting on STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. Please contact me, Nancy D., to arrange for your prize. Lois and I are talking about another giveaway later this year, so if you didn’t win this time, you may have another opportunity . . .

Enjoy the summertime weekend!

Happy crafting.


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14 Responses to A six-flag salute to Flag Day: Six flag crafts you can make

  1. CraftyB says:

    With July 4th right around the corner, these are some great ideas for patriotic decor! Thanks for the ideas!

  2. LisaM6 says:

    WOW. These are great. I do love the ruffles but each time I see the faux pallets it makes we want to give it a try. 🙂 Thanks for all the inspirations.

  3. Kathy says:

    The craft flags are great, cannot wait to try some. I just think it is so great to be patriotic because we still live in the greatest country on earth, may God bless America.

  4. Katiria says:

    love the duct tape flag looks very easy to do

    • Sharon says:

      It is easy! I bet your son would have fun with it. I know of a shop owner who had a group of kids make the flags, and they all did a great job. Happy crafting. Sharon

  5. LOVE these flag ideas! Especially the Vintage Ruffle Flag! TFS!
    Congratulations Nancy!

  6. Lynn says:

    Congrats to you Nancy.
    I am not so sure about duct tape. Now washi tape I love.

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