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Celebrate with a Handcrafted Sequin Flag

Hi, Connie here with Buttons Galore & More design team! This fun handcrafted sequin flag project is great to create with children, and will look fabulous in your home or on your front door, tucked into a grapevine wreath.

sequin flag project

This sequin flag project was created using the brand new Bon Voyage Sequin tin by 28 Lilac Lane. Take a closer look at this beautiful new premium sequin tin!

28 Lilac Lane LL318 Bon Voyage sequin tin

The inspiration for this sequin flag project came from the Bon Voyage sequin tin itself.  It is full of red, white and blue sequins along with white hearts and blue stars – so lush!  Can’t you see a child waving this flag at a celebration parade and then saving it, by tucking it away in a grapevine wreath for the front door?  Or displaying it in a vintage soda bottle? Either way this flag will be a super cute was to display your patriotism!

Supplies needed to make a sequin flag:

sequin flag instructions

How to make your sequin flag:

(1) Sketch out a USA flag on white cardstock that is about 4″ X 6″. Separate the large blue sequins, using a toothpick, from the sequin tin.

(2) Glue the large blue sequins on the flag with clear drying glue. Add the white hearts to the blue section and let dry. Do the same with the small red sequins, placing them in strips. Let dry.

(3) Cut the blue section out, and then the red strips. Piece them on a 4″ X 6″ piece of white cardstock or grid paper. When it is dry, mat the flag on black cardstock.

sequin flag project

(4) Glue the flag to a piece of burlap ( 5″ X 7″ ) and then glue a stick to the reverse side. (I used a stick from my yard.)

sequin flag project

(5) Use twine and buttons, create streamers for the side of the flag. Tie these to the top of the stick.

I chose the vintage soda bottle to display my flag instead of a grapevine wreath. The soda bottle is full of red buttons to hold the stick in place. I really love the finished look!

Thanks for stopping by~

Connie Mercer/DT Member

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Button up a Patriotic Picnic for July 4th!

The Fourth of July is right around the corner, and for many of us that will mean taking our food outdoors for a party!

A $1 bucket can be a practical and festive way to hold your party’s utensils, with the addition of some jute ribbon – and of course, buttons!
Patriotic Button Utensil Bucket

Patriotic Utensil Bucket rear

Buttons used in this project came from the Buttons Galore Patriotic Value Pack.

Constructing this project is easy:

1. Cut a length of ribbon that will fit around your bucket. Sew patriotic themed buttons from the Patriotic Value Pack along the middle 3/4 of it. Use adhesive dots to adhere the ribbon around the bucket.

2. Cut another length of ribbon, and tie into a bow. Sew star buttons to the end of the bow’s streamers.

This concept could be adapted for plenty of holidays just by changing button theme pack. Need a utensil holder for that holiday buffet? Try the Christmas Button Grab Bag instead. Or make it a holder for Halloween candy with the Scary button assortment. The options are as limitless as our button selection!

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Patriotic Craft – Country Chic Flag

Patriotic Craft – a Country Chic

Hi, Allie here and I’m sharing my Patriotic Craft – a Country Chic Flag. We are your LAST stop on the I Love the USA Blog Hop today. Are you hopping with us for this amazing Patriotic Craft Party? You should arrive here via Jen Hadfield’s Tator Tots & Jello Blog.

 *******If you’re just getting started – be sure to visit Laura Kelly at Laura Kelly Designs so you don’t miss a SINGLE project!  (Also, this is where you enter for the great prizes)******

 

The designers have worked long and hard to bring you patriotic inspiration.  We have gathered top name designers in their respective fields such as: sewing, scrapbooking, card making and many more.  We hope you can share in their pride and enthusiasm for all that America stands for and the beautiful country that she is.

Patriotic Craft - A Country Chic Flag

I Love the USA Star Pennant Flag Close Up

designed by Allie Gower for Buttons Galore

Patriotic Craft – a Country Chic Flag

Materials needed:

 

I’ve used lots of Patriotic Buttons along with Laura Kelly’s Beautiful America Fabric. (click the links to purchase) We really appreciate you hopping with us today.  Are you inspired to create something patriotic?

If so please share your projects with us on our Facebook page or on Pinterest or even Twitter using hashtags #ilovetheusabloghop  #craftpatriotic #laurakellyart    

 

Four more days left of the I LOVE THE USA BLOG HOP… so, keep hopping. Don’t forget to share your crafts too.  We really do love seeing what you all create. Comments are always welcome.  We all like a little love now and then, right?  From all of us at Buttons Galore and More, we wish you a creative, happy and safe  Flag Day and 4th of July too! Keep crafting!!!

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4th of July Craft – Patriotic Button Bucket

The 4th of July weekend is the perfect reason for a celebration barbeque in the backyard. Use these $1 white metal buckets and Button Bonanza All American Mix by Buttons Galore & More to make patriotic décor perfect for the party!

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