American Flag Crafts

American flag crafts are perfect for the 4th of July.

Flag Crafts by Crafty Journal

There are few things more stirring than seeing the American flag while listening to our National Anthem.

Here are several ways of making a flag, and more ideas for using the stars and stripes in other projects that have the look of the American flag.

You will find more flag crafts on every page of 4th of July crafts.

Flag crafts for kids are here.


American Flag Crafts

Old Glory

Use a large piece of bead board, plus a small wood rectangle, and paint to create a great version of Old Glory.

Wood Flag

With cheap pressed wood, paint and scrapbook paper, you can make a really nice looking wood flag.

2×4 Flag

Use rectangular and square blocks, and scrapbook paper to craft a 2×4 flag.

Flattened Can Flag

Craft a flattened can flag with a recycled tin can.Paint to finish.

Grand Old Flag

With metal flashing, paint, and adhesive, you can craft a Grand Old Flag to hang from a dowel.

Fourth of July Wind Chime

Create this Fourth of July wind chime flag with metal pipes and paint. More of an effort, but it looks worth it.

Flag in the Window

An actual flag was used for this project, but I think I would use craft foam or card stock, or paint the colors on canvas duck fabric rather than cut the American flag. Or perhaps you could find a flag fabric that you could use.

Red, White and Blue Placemats

Create red, white, and blue placemats for the 4th of July.

Flag Garland

Print these flags and create an easy flag garland.

Ribbon Door Flag

Use red, white and blue ribbons to make a ribbon door flag.

Flag Stepping Stone

Use ceramic tiles to make this wonderful flag stepping stone.


Other Stars and Stripes Crafts

Patriotic Star Clock

Paint a star shaped paper mache box red, white and blue and add a clock movement to it to make a patriotic star clock.

Patriotic Ornaments

Create patriotic ornaments using wood and paint. These have a vintage look.

Firecracker Napkin and Utensil Holder

Make a firecracker napkin and utensil holder using cardboard tubes or recycled tin cans. Add construction paper or paint in a stars and stripes pattern.

Fourth of July Party Pot

Use a terra cotta pot and patriotic colors to create a Fourth of July party pot.

Stand Alone Star

A stand alone star is made with stiff paper or styrofoam trays and markers or crayons.

Patriotic Candle Jar

With a glass jar and red, white, and blue paints you can craft a patriotic candle jar.

Patriotic Throw Pillow

What a great use for a shirt you no longer wear! Recycle a shirt into a patriotic throw pillow.


© Noreen Doll

Crafty Journal

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  1. These are fantastic ideas and perfect for the Fourth! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle. :)

  2. Thanks for all the great flag craft ideas! Definitely pinning! We are so happy you shared these with us at the #HomeMattersParty this week. Come again next week!

  3. Thank you so much for linking up to Merry Monday this week! I am sharing your post today on our Pinterest board! We hope to see you next week for another great party! Have a great week!

  4. I think I’m going to get the kids busy on some of these ideas this week!

  5. Great collection! My family room is decorated in Americana, I love finding fun new ideas for decorating.

  6. Wow, these are fantastic ideas! Thanks so much for sharing with us at the Creative Inspiration Link Party!

  7. Just wanted to let you know I’ve featured your post on my July 4th round up….
    Have a great week!

  8. Jann Olson says:

    I love our flag and I love these great crafts! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  9. Beverly says:

    I love the 2nd flag at the top of this page! Did you make this one and if you did what did you use?

  10. No, I didn’t make this flag. But it would be easy to replicate with strips of wood (or paint sticks) and buttons.

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