Cathleen
Cathleen
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  • Sudbury, MA

Assemble Your Own Flag


Why buy Old Glory when you probably have stuff around the house to make your own. Now get marching ... and singing!

Frame and Substrate: Old window shutter (minus the slats) , piece of MDF
Mixed Media: old books, building blocks, postage stamp, game pieces, music sheets, random hardware, ruler, license plates, left-over scrapsfrom prior art projects, leather, furniture and architectural remnants
Tools: bandsaw, hammer, nails, wood glue, screws,hand-drill and bits, sand paper, ruler, water-based varnish
Sketch out the 13 stripes, 7 red, 6 white and blue space ---typically 40% of verticle length and 60% of horizontal width. Perfection is not necessary. Lay out your color collections in their designated zones before you start cutting, sanding and attaching.
* Interesting, textured white stuff was actually not as easy to find as one might think.
assemble your own flag, crafts, patriotic decor ideas, seasonal holiday decor
assemble your own flag, crafts, patriotic decor ideas, seasonal holiday decor
assemble your own flag, crafts, patriotic decor ideas, seasonal holiday decor

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  • Cathleen
    on Sep 17, 2016

    Thank you. Sold it a year (or two?) ago and am in process of another.

  • Carla Szczuka
    on May 14, 2018

    I just found this and love it. Based on your instructions, we are going to try to make one, except where yours is "distressed, farm", I am into bling, lots of crystals, beads etc. We have the wood and I have painted the white boards, so on our way. Thank you for this great project!

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