Easy to Make American Flag Garland

Here's a quick and easy project that costs only pennies and looks great. Customize this idea and decorate your home for the Fourth of July and the summer months! 

American flag garland

I'm using small flags from a recent neighborhood parade but I am including a link to flags on Amazon so you can create the look yourself. 

Similar flags are also available at the dollar store. 

Please visit the bold links for more information and the products I use. 

I removed the sticks and folded over the edge. 

A flap is created with a quick burst of steam from my craft iron

mini american flags

The free flags and a few supplies I had around the house were all I needed to create this quick and easy summer holiday garland. 

I made this garland simple and it pairs beautifully with a red, white, and blue rag garland too!

american flag garland supplies

I stretched out a long length of jute down my farmhouse table while I waited for the glue gun to heat up.

If you haven't tried the Ryobi cordless glue gun yet, it is well worth the investment and the battery pack works on the other Ryobi products used for DIY projects. 

diy american flag garland

glue gun american flag banner

I hot glued the flags onto the jute at the fold then added muslin white flags between each American flag. 

The muslin ribbons can be frayed and you can also add ribbon designs with patriotic colors and patterns. 

On each white flag I added a DIY aged mini clothespin. 

easy and inexpensive american flag garland

And that's it. 

DIY American flag garland tutorial

I hung it across my mantel and I'm ready for the summer holidays! 

Looks beautiful with the American flag table runner I have laying across my farmhouse table. 

Couldn't be easier!

If you love DIY American flag projects be sure to visit these easy and inexpensive projects. 

DIY American flag banner

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .


  1. Nice, why didn't I think of taking flags of the sticks? Hand to palm!

  2. No...not hand to palm, hand to forehead! Oh, my word, there's the reason I didn't think of taking the flags off the sticks, I don't even know where to slap my head when I go Duh!

    1. LOL Yeah girl! Off the sticks!!! Target has them in the dollar section right now! Run!

  3. That's a really clever idea! Love how it looks!

  4. I just love simple beautiful things, and you just made me love again.

  5. Very clever! Perfect for the holiday and so simple! Love it! Pinning!


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