This craft was originally going to be very, very different. I had envisioned a sun catcher using tissue paper in the shape of a star. But the universe was having none of that. When I pulled down my craft supplies to get started, I found that I had no blue tissue paper. The contact paper stuck to itself and crinkled and wrinkles (I have to be the world’s worst contact paper person. Is there a prize for that?). And my star-shaped cookie cutter had disappeared.
So it was back to the drawing board. I pulled out all the supplies and just looked at them, and suddenly the inspiration fairy struck and this cute little door hanger took shape. I LOVE it! It has such a cute little rustic vibe, and is a kid’s craft that is nice enough looking that I can display with without feeling like I have to explain who made it 🙂
They’re pretty easy to do, too. Mine took me about 15 minutes from start to finish. You could even make things faster by using foil stars instead of cutting out the white paper ones. That was actually the original idea, but guess what else my craft box is out of? I like the way the white stars look anyway, but it sure is time to replenish my supplies!
To make this cute little flag, you’ll need:
Start by cutting a 4×4.25 inch rectangle from the blue paper. Then, use the hole punch to make 6 holes along the bottom and two hole in the corners on the top (this is where the hanger will go).
Next, cut 6 strands of white yarn and 6 strands of red yarns. They should be 14 inches in length.
Then, take the yarn and loop it through the holes in the blue paper, alternating red with white. When you’re finished, it’ll look like this:
Now you place the stars. If you printed the template, you can cut out six stars from that and glue them on using the glue stick. If you’re using foil stars, stick them on the blue paper. The last step is to tie the twine to the top.
There you go! Mine’s still hanging on the door, ready to celebrate the 4th!