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I know Fourth of July decor should be all about red, white, and blue but I can’t help but lean much more heavily towards the Scandi-style whites for a more understated (still very festive, I think) American flag. Maybe your neighbors won’t think it’s festive enough, but I’m digging it. The fun thing about this project is that everything is re-usable and temporary, so you won’t ruin that nice linen tablecloth you have or the fancy ribbon you’ve saved. Yeah for temporary decor! Here’s how to make it…

 

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Supplies: 

Linen tablecloth

Nice silk ribbon

White vinyl or leather (you can buy a 1/4 yard for about $5 at your local fabric store)

Scissors

Double sided tape

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Step 1: Measure out how long you’ll need your ribbon and cut strips- at least 3 long (for the long stripes) and 2 short (to go under the stars).

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Step 2: Using a sticker or other stencil, trace and cut out a bunch of stars out of the vinyl. How many depends on how big your tablecloth is, and how close you want the stars to be. Don’t worry about needing 50!

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Step 3: Using double sided tape, add the ribbon and stars as shown above to make an American flag-esque design.

Step 4: To hang we wrapped the top of the linen around some rope, secured using safety pins, and then tied the rope around two trees.

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A simple Fourth of July decor that’s festive but doesn’t scream AMERICAN FLAG. Just suggests it. If you’re into this one, you might like the mudcloth version of a a flag one we did last year (still a favorite project of mine!)

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