This unbelievably simple burlap Ribbon Flag Wall Art makes a perfect patriotic statement around-the-house. Probably my favorite part about it is that it doesn’t require a sewing machine! Hot glue will do the trick just fine. I originally shared this project over at The Ribbon Retreat, where I’m a contributor.
I made this in about 20 minutes! Seriously. If all DIY decor pieces were this easy to throw together, my house would be filled with them. Oh wait, it already is. Ha!
Isn’t it cute?!? I have always been a fan of ric rac and burlap, so I knew I needed to find a way to incorporate them into today’s stars and stripes project.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this fun craft that can adorn your home for Memorial Day and Independence Day, or all year-round to show some American Pride.
First cut a piece of burlap to fit exactly inside your frame. You’ll need a cardboard backing piece in the same size as well.
Next, cut a large square of blue ribbon. The size will depend on how big your frame is, and how much space you want the flag to take up.
Now cut two white pieces of ric rac and three red. These will be shorter than the next set, because they’ll run after the blue square. Again, just determine how much space you want your flag to take up, and cut accordingly.
Now do the same for the longer stripes. I actually only ended up using three white and two red strips in the longer lengths.
Glue your burlap to the backing that will go into your frame. Glue the blue square where you’d like it, then begin gluing your ric rac pieces, alternating between red and white, of course. Give them a little bit of space in between. I started with red, to stay true to the real flag’s look, but didn’t end up doing all 13 stripes. Trim the ribbon lengths as you go to keep them even.
My stripes ended up running downhill slightly (oops!), so if you’re worried about this, use a fabric pen to mark where the beginning and end of the ric rac will be.
Next, glue white buttons to the blue piece to act as stars. I used 8, but feel free to include as many or as little as you like.
Now place the finished piece in your frame and display for all to see! It doesn’t get much easier than that!
I hope you love this simple patriotic decoration!
When do you start decorating for the Fourth of July?