Making a no sew framed Americana flag decor piece is a quick and easy way to add some DIY patriotic decor. Start with some white and red striped fabric, add some dark blue fabric, and embellishments and in minutes, you’ll have a flag that can be framed and displayed for the 4th of July.
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This month’s Bring on the Crafts Blog Hop theme is fabric. I love using fabric in my crafts, but if you’ve followed me very long, you might have noticed there aren’t any sewing projects here. There’s a reason for that! My sewing skills consist of semi-mastery of replacing a button. Beyond that, nope. So, when I was thinking of a fabric craft, I needed an idea that didn’t involve a needle and thread.
No Sew Framed Americana Flag Decor
Supplies Used to Create a No Sew Fabric Flag in Frame
- Red and White Striped Fabric
- Blue Fabric
- Framed Sign
- Card Stock
- Foam Stars
- Cricut & Vinyl
- Spray Adhesive
- Paint & Brushes
I bought this sign at my local Goodwill not too long ago. I like the weather worn look of the frame.
I painted over the design with white chalk paint even though it would be covered with fabric because without the paint I could faintly see the words on the sign. I found the white and red striped fabric at Jo-Ann Fabrics and Crafts. It was 40% off and I needed less than 1/2 of a yard for this project. I have some left over that I’m planning on using for another Americana craft.
I used a dry brush technique to paint the frame with white chalk paint. I painted it on and quickly used a lint free cloth to wipe the excess paint away.
To put together the flag, I removed the sign portion from the frame and wrapped the striped fabric over it. I made sure to place it so that a red stripe was at the top to mimic the design of the flag. I used spray adhesive to keep the fabric in place.
Using spray adhesive will give the project a smooth look without any bleed through of craft glue or ridges from hot glue.
After the striped fabric was in place, I cut the dark blue fabric into a square a covered a piece of square heavy card stock with it. I used spray adhesive for this, too.
Since I was going for an Americana look, I opted for using 13 stars in a circle instead of the field of 50 starts. The stars are self adhesive foam.
To finish off the look, I used my Cricut Design space. The font is Bordeaux Com Bold. After cutting and weeding the vinyl, it’s attached to the flag.
I’m going with a vintage Americana look for our 4th of July decor and this piece will be the focal point of the mantel.
Have you started adding in patriotic decor for the summer?
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No Sew Framed Americana Flag Decor
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