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Pleated American Flag Garland

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Use felt pieces to create an American flag garland of half-circle bunting, from The New Image Group. Hang this 4th of July craft bunting from window boxes, picnic tables and along fences.


Pleated American Flag Garland


Materials:

  • Scissors
  • Quick Dry Craft Glue
  • Single Hole Punch
  • 7 12" Strands of 1/8" Wide Grosgrain Ribbon (Red, White, or Blue)
  • Pen/Pencil
  • 39 x 12 Red Soft Felt Sheets
  • 39 x 12 White Soft Felt Sheets
  • 39 x 12 Royal Blue Soft Felt Sheets
  • 1 Pack ofStick-It Felt Stars
  • Pleated Flag Garland Template

Instructions:

  1. Using your pleated flag garland template cut out the following pieces from your felt:

Red Soft Felt:
2 Large Half Circles
Make sure to mark your hole punch locations
before removing the template piece.
2 Medium Half Circles
2 Small Half Circles

White Soft Felt:
2 Large Half Circles
Make sure to mark your hole punch locations
before removing the template piece.
2 Medium Half Circles
2 Small Half Circles

Royal Blue Soft Felt:
2 Large Half Circles
Make sure to mark your hole punch locations
before removing the template piece.
2 Medium Half Circles
2 Small Half Circles

  1. Arrange each piece layered in varying styles of red, white, and blue half circles. You should have six in all.

    American Flag Garland 2
     
  2. Glue each of your various layers in plac.
  3. Decorate your pleated flags with Stick-It Felt Stars.
     
  4. Using your single-hole punch, punch holes where you marked.
     
  5. Layout how you want your pleated flags to be strung together.
     
  6. On each of the ends, tie a piece of 12" ribbon into a bow so you can hang up later.
     
  7. String the remaining sections together, tying each piece together with a bow.

    American Flag 8
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