Easy Flag Wreath and Wall Art Tutorial

I love 4th of July! I don’t usually do any decorating for it, but I had this flag handkerchief with a couple of paint spots on it, and because I hate to throw things away, I decided to upcycle it into a nice wall hanging.
This is such an easy and affordable project, I just had to share it with you!

What You Need:
embroidery hoop (mine was 12 inches)
flag (mine was about 15 inches wide)
scissors
hot glue gun
ribbon

First you need to position the flag inside the embroidery.  Make sure that the area inside the hoop is the exact area you want display, and then tight the hoop.  (For mine, I did the “up and down” hanging flag as seen in the Olympics, but as you can see in the picture below, it looks great horizontal as well.)

Next take your scissors and cut out the excess fabric, leaving about 1/2 an inch to an inch all the way around.  Your cut doesn’t have to be perfect because you won’t see any of the excess after you’re done.

After you’re done cutting, take your glue gun and glue your excess fabric to the inside of your embroidery hoop.  Finally take a piece of ribbon (about 8 inches long).  Loop the ribbon through the hoop.  Tie the ribbon in a knot.  Hang on your wall or door and enjoy!
I’m linking up at these linky parties.

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Comments

  1. jennifer768 says:

    Jerri thanks for the great tutorial. That is a great flag wreath.Glad you checked out my blog and became a follower.Have a great day,Jen

  2. That is so cute and easy. I may have to try it!

  3. Michelle L. says:

    Hi, Jerri! Seriously, this is so charming! Love it, what a clever classy little July 4th craft!

  4. Directions Not Included says:

    Thanks for the tutorial! I'm your newest follower. Stop on by when you can 🙂

  5. Handy Man, Crafty Woman says:

    Great idea for the 4th of July! came over to visit from My Romantic Home.

  6. Okio B Designs says:

    What a great idea! It came out wonderfully! Coming over from My Romantic Home and your newest follower!

    Jeanine

  7. What a fun and perfect patriotic project. It looks great on your front door! You should link it to my Front Porch Party! Going on now until Friday. http://www.elephantstrunkllb.com/2011/06/summer-safari-front-porch-fun.html

  8. That is such a great idea! I love it. Thanks for linking up!

  9. shopannies says:

    love the look so patriotic thanks for sharing will attempt this myself

  10. ~Billie~ says:

    Cute! I used to buy bunches of holiday themed fabric and create a large wall piece with several different sizes of hoops.

  11. poindextr says:

    how cute is that!! Fabulous idea 🙂

  12. Wow! What a great idea!! Looks great! Thanks for sharing at the Tuesday To Do Party! Can't wait to see what you link this week!
    Smiles!
    Jami

  13. Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper says:

    This is great! I love all the fun red, white and blue projects starting to pop up in blogland. I hope you will link up to my Patriotic Project Parade.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/06/patriotic-project-parade-linky-party.html

  14. So cute! What a fun idea!

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