Star Spangled Banner

Hooray! It’s time for my 3rd favourite holiday EVER! (That’s 3rd behind my birthday, & Christmas, in that order.) 😀 The United States Independence Day!! Woo-hoo! If you don’t know me very well, there are two things you can usually catch me humming: Christmas songs & patriotic tunes! I love fireworks, grilling, & the red, white, & blue! Nothing makes me tear up faster than come good ol’ fashioned patriotism.

This year, I decided to make a banner.
Oh-ho-ho, but not just ANY ol’ banner!!
A Star Spangled Banner!!
It’s super easy –With the right materials, you can make one, too! Let’s get to work, y’all!

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Materials:.

  • Flags (as many as you want — I used 8; on a stick is how I got ’em)
  • Twine (I used twine with a metal inner for bending)
  • Hot glue/E6000®/Sewing notions (whatever you prefer to bind with)

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First, I pulled the flags gently from their little sticks.
Secondly, lay them out across the twine to figure out how much spacing you want between each flag. I went for about 6 inches between, but I eyeballed it, honestly.
Thirdly, glue the edge where the star section is to have it hang vertically, when looking at the front the stars will align top-right.
Fourth, wrap that edge around the twine, press & seal!
Alternative — I was having difficulty with the glue at this point, so I opted to sew those flags down, keeping the twine as straight as possible to avoid breaking a needle on the metal inner!

Done! See? I told you it was super, duper easy! Now, just trim the ends to the length needed for hanging, hang, & enjoy! Hooray!!

What fun things have y’all done to celebrate the 4th?
Cheers!!
— Elise M. Gross

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