Grand Old Flag
Whenever the July 4th holiday comes around, the words to this song always comes to my mind.
You're a Grand Old Flag by George M. Cohan
You’re a grand old flag,
You’re a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
You’re the emblem of
The land I love.
The home of the free and the brave.
Ev’ry heart beats true
’neath the Red, White and Blue,
Where there’s never a boast or brag.
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
Keep your eye on the grand old flag.
So with that in mind I decided to make myself a Grand Old Flag to display in my home. And not just for the holidays but always.
- Styrofoam block (at least 10” x 10”)
- 2” x 2” fabric squares (red, white and blue)
Take your foam and cut it to the desired size that you want. For mine, I wanted 7 red stripes and 6 white stripes…..just like our flag. Measure out how wide each stripe needs to be to make sure they are even. I cut my foam to be 12” X 10”.
Cut your fabric into 2” x 2” squares. You’ll need less of the blue and more of the red and white fabric (the amount depends on how close you put the squares together, I had plenty with 5/8 of a yard of each)
Next, I placed my foam on a towel to help keep it from slipping.
Now it’s time to glue the fabric to the foam. Wrap the fabric around the tip of your pencil, dip it in the glue and then stab it into the foam. Don’t go to deep but enough that it will stick in place.
Continue doing that until the whole flag is complete.
To finish off the sides of the flag I decided to wrap ribbon around it. I glued it in place as I wrapped around it.
There you have it, a grand old flag that is happy and ready to be put on display!!