If you want to make an easy no sew DIY flag garland, then this post is for you. Learn how to make this garland using very simple supplies.
While I was getting out my stash of antique and vintage flags, I had an idea. Why not make a flag garland? Garlands are always fun to use at any holiday since they seem to make any event more festive. This particular garland could be used during the 4th of July or for any festive summer occasion.
So lets get started.
Easy No Sew DIY Flag Garland
This project was particularly easy for me to make because I used the existing supplies I had on hand. It took me about 2 hours to make a garland with 12 flags.
Where possible, I have provided a link where you can purchase the referenced supplies.
- Scrap fabric in white
- Scrap fabric in blue
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- Red check tissue paper
- Silver tinsel pipe cleaners
- Jute twine
- Pinking shears
- Measuring tape
Cut the Fabric Scraps
I happen to have a large stash of fabric scraps from all the upholstery projects I have worked on. If you don’t already have scraps of fabric to use, you can usually purchase remnant pieces of fabric from your local fabric store.
I had some heavier white fabric that I cut into 12 rectangles that were 5 inches long and 3 inches tall. To ensure consistency I created a paper template and used that for making each rectangle.
Here is a TIP for cutting your fabric pieces: use pinking shears to cut the fabric. Pinking shears cut the fabric into a zigzag pattern on the edges which prevents it from fraying.
Then, using some blue check and blue striped fabric, I cut out 12 smaller rectangles that were 2 inches long and 1 inch tall. You can use any blue fabric you like.
If you look at the photo above you can see the zigzag edges on the fabric made by the pinking shears. Cutting out the fabric rectangles is not a pursuit of perfection. Generally cutting the flags the right size will work just fine.
Make the Flags
Once the fabric pieces have been cut, plug in your hot glue gun to let it heat up.
Meanwhile, using your red check tissue paper, start cutting out 12 pieces of tissue paper that are 5 inches long and 3 inches tall. You are going to use the hot glue to attach the tissue paper onto the 5″ by 3″ fabric pieces. Note, you can cut the paper slightly smaller than 5″ by 3″ to ensure they fit onto the fabric. I only needed 2 full size sheets of tissue paper for this project.
The red tissue paper will represent the flag stripes.
Then glue the smaller 2″ by 1″ blue rectangles on top of the red check tissue paper to the upper left corner of the larger rectangle. The photo above shows you how this should look.
At the end of this step, you should have 12 pieces of fabric that now resemble flags.
Take a piece of tinsel pipe cleaner and using some scissors, cut it into small 1/4″ sections. Each flag requires 8 tinsel “stars”. Use your hot glue gun to attach the stars to each flag in the blue section of the fabric.
Just a quick note, you can make more stars and attach them to the flags. I kept to 8 stars for simplicity but you can certainly add more.
Using your hot glue gun, attach some jute twine to the back of the flags. I decided to attach the twine on the left side of the flag.
You may decide to attach the jute twine to the top of your flags rather than to the side.
I spaced the flags 3 inches apart on the twine.
Final DIY Flag Garland
I tied knots at the end of the twine so that I could easily hang up the flag garland. Here are some images you can pin to Pinterest to remember this project for future reference.
This little garland adds the perfect amount of festivity to a corner with a bench.
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