Tuesday, June 28, 2011

American Flag Bunting Bliss

Only a few more days until the Fourth of July and all the fireworks, cook-outs, & flag-wavin'. But that's still plenty of time to get busy decking your halls with the red, white, & blue if you haven't already. I just finished making a little bunting that's been on my mental Pinterest board since I made my little flag art for my summer shelves. Click here if you missed that, but here's the latest:

For some reason, I can't get enough of buntings and pennants around here lately. They seem to make everything a little happier and they're so easy to make!

If you want an American Flag bunting like mine, here's what to do:

Determine your desired number of pennants (depending on how long you want your bunting) & cut them out of canvas (of course I used left-over drop cloth canvas). My pennants are approximately 6" wide by 8" long and my total cord length is about 6 ft from end to end.

Next, cut your flag pieces out of scraps of red & blue fabrics.

Then lay the pieces out carefully on the pennant to form your flag & sew them on with a simple straight stitch.

Repeat this for all of your pennants, then attach it to your cord or jute by folding over the top of the pennant about a half inch & sewing. This will form a casing for the pennants to slide back & forth on & allow for adjusting later. If you find that your pennants curl up, starch & press them from the back to crisp them up a little.

And if you really don't want to sew, use some fabric glue to put it all together.

That's it, y'all! Just hang it up, invite your friends & family, & throw the burgers on the grill. And what's great about a bunting is that it's so easy to take with you if you take your picnic on the road!

These little flags can be sewn onto everything from kids' t-shirts to napkins & tablecloths. What could you use them for?

I'm spreading this little piece of American bliss with a few of these people. Check them out!



  2. Julie- Those are really, really cute! Love the way the flag is made by just those strips! xo Diana

  3. I adore this! LOVE! Christie at Three Pixie Lane


    Thank you for sharing your tutorial with us at the Fine Craft Guild linky party for 4th of July goodness, .


  5. So cute.

  6. Love your bunting. It's so cute and has just the feel of traditional America!


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  9. so cute!! you could do one bigger pennant and hang on the front door! that's what I'd like to do! thanks for sharing ! :)

  10. just perfect! I linked to you as one of my 4th of July Tutorial Favorites.

  11. cute! I would love it if you would link up to my Tuesday Confessional link party going on now: I hope to see you soon!
    ~Macy from Confessions of a SAHM

  12. These are great! I thought you painted those flags on until I saw your tutorial. Sewing is even better, what a great feel. The banner cut is unique, too. Love it!

  13. oh my goodness.... so great!!! i wish i could rewind july so i could make these for the holiday! on my must list for next year. too cute. thanks for sharing!

  14. This is simple and festive. Love it! I hope you'll link up to my Patriotic Project Parade going on now through July 4th.


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