DIY Light-up American Flag

This video tutorial shows how to create a lighted american flag using christmas lights!

 
I used incandescent lights, or mini lights, for this project. Here are the links to the ones I used, if you’re interested:

Blue Lights

Red Lights

White Lights

 

Difficulty: Intermediate

Time needed: >1 hour

Materials:

  • light sets (above)
  • plastic board (such as an old campaign sign)
  • screwdriver or something else to make holes in the board
  • electrical tape

 

If you have leftover lights, just tape them or tie them to the back of the board.

**Disclaimer: Due to the nature of this project, I would recommend only placing this decoration outdoors. Don’t leave it unattended (when it’s plugged in) for long periods of time – always keep an eye on it, and unplug it if no one will be home. If you can, use led lights, as they get less hot. **

 

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Ribbon American Flag Tutorial

This video tutorial shows how to create an American flag out of ribbon. This looks great on a door in place of a wreath!

 
You could definitely make other flags using this method, or just hang pretty colors of ribbon. There’s a lot of ways to change it up!

 

Difficulty: Easy

Time needed: >30 minutes

Materials:

  • a twig or thin wooden rod
  • twine or string
  • blue ribbon
  • red ribbon
  • white ribbon
  • hot glue

I purchased all my colors of ribbon at Hobby Lobby.

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“Sweet Land of Liberty” America Shirt Tutorial

The 4th of July is almost here! Here is a diy patriotic shirt that would be perfect for the occasion. This design was created by hand in Adobe Illustrator.

 

If you don’t have a cutting machine such as a Cricut or Silhouette, you can still make this! Towards the end of the video I go over a method for hand cutting this design using an Xacto knife. I’m sure a google search would also turn up other resources out there about this subject.

 

Here for the .PNG files:

Here is the file for hand cutting: Sweet Land Hand cut File

 

Difficulty: Easy

Materials:

 

I will post the .SVG file here for purchase as soon as it is posted. You definitely don’t need to buy it – but sometimes it is nice to have other files types and they are a bit more work to make.

 

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