STYROFOAM brand foam crafts

Flag "Quick Tuck" Wallhanging

American flag is a great country-style accent and shows your patriotism year-round.
   Completion Time - 
2-4 hours
   Designer - 
Annabelle Keller

Materials

STYROFOAM Brand Foam
  • 1- 1" x 24" x 36" sheet or 1- 1" x 12"x 36" sheet
Other Materials
  • 44/45" wide cotton fabric:
  • 1- 3/4yd. solid white
  • 1- 9-1/2" x 12-3/4" solid denim blue
  • 1- 1/3 yd.red bandana print, or red print of your choice
  • Thick white craft glue
  • 1- 2-1/4 yd. of 7/8" light navy blue grosgrain ribbon
  • Sawtooth picture hanger and nails
  • 8- round toothpicks or 2-1/2" floral picks with wires removed
  • Assortment of white buttons

Tools

  • Fine line permanent marker
  • Serrated steak knife
  • Candle stub or paraffin
  • Scissors
  • Putty knife with 1-1/2" blade, or a #10 artist's painting knife
  • Sharp pencil
  • White chalk marking pencil
  • Low-temperature glue gun and glue sticks
  • Straight pins

Instructions

  • 1. To make rectangle, wax blade of knife and cut two 12" x16-1/4" lengths from 1"x 12"x 36" sheet. Glue two piecestogether along 16-1/4" edge, using glue and toothpicks betweenpieces. If using a larger 1"x 24"x 36" sheet, mark and cut a24" x 16-1/4" piece.
  • 2. Refer to diagram and use ruler and fine permanent marker todraw flag pattern on sheet of STYROFOAM™. Using ruler and sharppencil, score all lines.
  • 3. Iron fabric and cut as follows:bandanna print flag stripes:4- 2" x 12-3/4"3- 2" x 24-3/4"solid white flag stripes:3- 2" x 12-3/4"3- 2" x 24-3/4"denim blue field1- 9-1/2" x 12-3/4"solid white backing1- 17" x 24-3/4"
  • 4. To tuck wallhanging:Begin with blue denim field.b. Center fabric over appropriate scored design.c. Position putty knife perpendicular to sheet of STYROFOAM™.Place knife on scored line and push fabric seam allowance intoSTYROFOAM™. Note: The tucking procedure works best whenstanding.d. Trim excess with scissors.e. Tuck in stray fabric with tip of serrated knife.f. Glue seam allowances to edge of sheet.
  • 5. Tuck stripes in order, following numbers on diagram.
  • 6. To cover back:Center fabric over back of sheet and pin in place.b. Glue seam allowances to edge of sheet.
  • 7. Glue grosgrain ribbon around edge of sheet.
  • 8. Glue hanger to center back of wallhanging about 1" belowtop edge. Apply a small amount of glue to each of the twosmall nails. Push nails through holes in hanger and into sheet.
  • 9. Arrange buttons on blue field as desired; glue in place.