Friday, June 27, 2014

Patriotic Ribbon, Lace & Fabric Scrap Flag

Craftiments:  Ribbon, lace and fabric scrap American flag

Sometimes good things come from a bout of insomnia. This sweet and shabby American flag came to life in the wee hours of the morning. I was inspired by this vintage ribbon and lace flag.

To create the stripes, I layered thirteen strips of torn fabric with bits of lace, ribbon, ric rac and pom-pom fringe.

Shabby American flag created with scraps of fabric and lace.
closeup of bottom


The union was fashioned from fifty white buttons sewn to a piece of frayed denim.

Union created from denim scrap and 50 buttons


I love how it flutters in the breeze!

Shabby American flag created with scraps of fabric, lace, ribbon, ricrac and pompom fringe.


21 comments :

  1. Oh my gosh! I love this! I need to make one for sure.

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  2. Super cute... I am featuring you this weekend! Thank you so much for linking up with us!

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  3. Stopping by from Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party. So pretty! Love the lace in the flag. Pinning!

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  4. I love the lace trend right now and it makes this flag look awesome. I'm afraid it would get ripped to shreds in the Kansas wind, but maybe I'll try it.
    Sami

    http://www.brightsunshinydays.com/

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  5. I think this take on the flag is one of my favorite project ideas ever - I can't wait to give it a try! We're featuring it our Independence Day Round Up at Reviews, Chews & How-Tos: http://rchreviews.blogspot.com/2014/06/independence-day-diy-round-up.html Thanks so much for sharing!

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  6. Kirstin!! This is just totally awesome!!! You clever girl, You!! Just pinned and sharing on FB

    Hugs from Freedom Fridays!!

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  7. I love this! It is everything that a 4th of July decoration should be! Pinning for sure!

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  8. That flag is too cute!! Patriotic and vintage, my two favorite things. I would love it if you linked this up to my Motivate Me Monday linky party at IT'S A ginger SNAP.

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  9. I shared on twitter. Yourtwitter symbol doesn't give your post link, I thought you would like to know. I had to enter your link manually. Wonderful craft and idea. Thanks for linking!

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  10. Just shared on FB and Pinned as one of our totally awesome Features at this week''s Freedom Fridays With All My Bloggy Friends!!!

    Hugs and thanks so much for sharing this!!

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  11. So adorable!! What did you attach the ribbon to and how did you attach it?

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    1. I sandwiched the ends inside a piece of bias tape and sewed it shut. I left the short ends open so I could push a dowel rod through for hanging.

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  12. that is just beautiful!! Shared on FB, and pinned. thanks for linking up to Create Link Inspire. Emily

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  13. love it! This is so cute I had to pin it to try and recreate one! Too cute!

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  14. I love this! what are lengths used on ribbon and dimension of blue? thanks

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