Assemble Your Own Flag

by Cathleen
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.
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  • Carla Szczuka 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!

  • Tupp Tupp on Jan 05, 2022

    I am just in love with this flag, wish I had your patience..

    well done..♥️