Ken Wingard's DIY Flag Bunting & Wooden American Flag

DIY Flag Bunting
• Red awning strip fabric
• 2” wide navy webbing • Grommets • Silver foam stars Instructions:

  1. Measure and cut the fabric to be the length of the area to be bunted.
  2. Add a grommet to top and bottom corners of each outer edge.
  3. Add a grommet to the top edge at each point you want to gather the fabric.
  4. Cut the webbing to 12” lengths and insert a grommet into each end.
  5. Use a hole punch to create a hole in the center of each star.
  6. Place a nail where the bunting will start and finish, and one at each point where the fabric will be swaged.
  7. Place one end of grommeted webbing on nail, insert first corner of fabric, bottom corner of fabric, other end of webbing, add silver star on top.
  8. Repeat at the other end of the fabric.
  9. Where the nails are for swaging, insert webbing, fabric, gather fabric inside of webbing, and attach other one of grommeted webbing. add star on top.

DIY Wooden American Flag
• 6 pieces of 1” x 3” x3 6” wood
• Red paint • Blue paint • White paint • 2 pieces of 2” wide webbing, 30” long each • 2 grommets • Staple gun Instructions:

  1. Paint 2 boards red and 1 board white.
  2. Paint 16” of the other three boards blue and paint the remaining 20” of 1 board red and the other 2 white.
  3. Cut a star stencil from poster board and and use it to spray paint 5 stars on the blue section of the three boards.
  4. Place a grommet ½” from one end of each piece of webbing.
  5. Lay the boards face down in the order of a flag with ½ inch between each board.
  6. Lay the webbing perpendicular across the boards, 6” in from the outer edges, lining up the non-grommeted end of the webbing at the edge of the bottom of the flag.
  7. Staple the webbing to each board, be sure to use a staple at both the top and bottom of each board.
  8. Hang from the grommets.

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