Friday, June 7, 2024


Happy June, crafty crew! With Independence Day coming up so fast, it's a good time to prep ahead if you aren't already. So happy to have you visit today to see my super fun project: Decor Flags with Hometown USA! Whether you create these for your crafty projects, food platters, baking or as a topper for your gift hamper; these are fun and easy to create! You can even adapt these ideas for other Doodlebug Design collections as well :-)

For each flag, I've cut a 9" x 2.5" inch strip of white textured cardstock and on top of each, a strip of patterned paper .5" inch less all around,  and machined stitched over the cardstock. This technique gives strength to each flag and helps the eye look towards the patterned papers I feel :-)

I wrapped one edge over a wooden dowel and adhered it with liquid glue or hot glue for faster drying time. These dowels came from my stash with beads on the top. Awesome!

The papers in the Hometown USA collection I've used in my introduction photo are: Top, Polka-dot Pride, All American and bottom, Plaid to be American. Such cute and fitting names, right! So super darling!

Decorating each was so fun! I like to start by laying down the base pieces, then build on them by adding foam squares behind the Odds & Ends ephemera pieces. I also love to add elements on the back side of projects as well. This gives more dimension. That fantastic bunting piece is from the Chit Chat ephemera pack! It suits perfectly!

Don't be afraid to use the icon and mini icons too. I simply added foam on the back of each and glued down, I especially like using the icon stickers because they are smaller and you can fit more on! Plus they always look extra cute!

Those firework flourishes are so well suited to these embellishments! They give that extra detail that this project needed. How sweet do they look behind Lady of Liberty!

BONUS: If you've made it to the end of this blog post, you can watch me showcase these!

Thank you crafty crew for flying by today! I hope I gave you a crafty hit of inspiration! Don't forget to tag us in on your socials - we're looking forward to seeing your next Doodlebug Design project! Until next time; doodle dee!


Hometown USA collection


wooden dowels
machine stitching
foam dots

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