Patriotic Projects Made with Unusual Materials

Posted by on May 17, 2022

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Now's your chance to find your flag flair before Memorial Day or Flag Day. Bring your patriotic passions and pursuits to DIY fruition with your creative, crafty skills. From fashion to lighting to décor, these fabulous flag projects pay perfect homage to the red, white and blue. Happy Memorial Day Weekend and Flag Day everyone — now get crafty with your patriotic self!

Doily-and-Burlap Flag
Using an old cutting board and thrifted doilies, you can transform a plain piece of wood into a lovely burlap-and-fabric patriotic flag. With plaid, gingham, lace and burlap, this flag features classic American patterns and country-chic materials. Giving off a vintage vibe, the doily stars stand out against the red, blue and burlap. This project is for crafting and keeping.
Baseball-Bat Flag
Finding Home
To honor America's flag and favorite pastime, try your catcher's mitt at this baseball bat flag. This rustic piece combines classic Americana and summer flair. With starfish stars and bat stripes, this project delights the sports lover, beach bum and patriotic in all. All of these objects affixed to an exposed-stain plywood board makes for a Flag Day décor delight.

American-Flag Denim Shorts
Denim flag cutoffs are trendy and fun and easy to style around. Whether with a white tank top or front-knotted blouse, these DIY shorts capture Americana and fashion at their festive best. Stick with basic reds, whites and blues or go for their metallic variations. These jean shorts will become your patriotic and summer go-to fashion.

By day, these Mason jar lanterns feature red, white and blue in a patriotic light, then brighten the night with tried-and-true stars and stripes. Display them inside or outside to colorize the sun-drenched day or complement the dark night sky. In this video, you'll learn how to make a flag decoration from paint stir sticks, too!

Patriotic Wreath Pin
Attach an adorable patriotic wreath pin to your sweater or shirt for a little flag fashion fun. With red and white burlap plus blue denim and white buttons, this pin wins the prize. It's a cute and festive way to take your DIY fashion to a patriotic place.
scrap wood US Flag craft
Upcycle your scrap wood by crafting a primitive-style American flag decoration. With antiqued stripes and a perfectly imperfect star, this wooden wonder looks lovely in any room and complements any style. Wrap the flag with twine to give it a special handmade touch.

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