DIY Mini Flags

Fourth of July is just a few days away but it’s not too late to make some last minute decorations.  I’m resurrecting my DIY Mini Flags decorations made from sticks and patriotic fabric!

DIY Mini Flags made with sticks and swatches of fabric

I found a variety of patriotic fabrics from Hobby Lobby for a very low price. And of course, you can find sticks from your yard so this is a super inexpensive project.

Several years ago I found similar flags at the store, but they were sewn onto the sticks. I made the project a bit easier by using hot glue to attach the fabrics to the sticks.

DIY Mini Flags. See the full tutorial

All you need is patriotic fabric swatches, sticks cut to size, pinking shears (or use regular scissors) and a hot glue gun.

Tutorial for making DIY mini flags from fabric and sticks

I used pinking shears to cut rectangles from the fabric because I wanted jagged edges. But you could certainly use scissors you have on hand and cut straight edges.

Cut mini flags with pinking shears

Then simply apply a line of hot glue along the top end of the stick, the length of the short end of the fabric. Then carefully press the short edge of fabric onto the stick and you’re done!

Hot glue mini flags to sticks from the yard

Choose a few coordinating fabrics for a fun look.

DIY Mini Flags. See the tutorial!

Group several mini flags in a clear jar so you can see the rustic sticks.

DIY Mini Flags

Or use one solo flag in a crusty vase.

DIY Mini Flags. See the tutorial!

Kids would love playing with these DIY mini flags and you can use them in a variety of ways to decorate your home or a party for the 4th of July.

DIY Mini Flags. See the tutorial!

This is such a fun and quick project. I hope you’ll give it a try!

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  1. Jennifer these little flags are such a great idea! We have lots of sticks and twigs around here too. These will fit in perfectly with my farmhouse style… just like it does your! Happy Flag Day!!!! HUGS!

  2. Oh my goodness I am SO in love with these mini flags. I can see these on the table, the buffet, the drink bar. And I love how you displayed them in vintage milk bottles. Soooo cute! *pinned* It was super fun being in the No Sew Showcase with you. xxoo, Barb

  3. These are just perfect! I am going to have to make some of these. Would even be a great craft for the kids. Thanks for sharing.