By Design of Your Life
TIP: I made a MISTAKE on mine and I teach you at the end what to do instead.
Paint Stick Paint Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks Scissors Ribbon: mix of reds & whites Blue fabric with stars
You can use anything for your top support, but Home Depot gives out long paint sticks for their 5 gallon buckets, which worked perfectly. I just painted it white in case any of it showed through the ribbon.
Cut all of your ribbon strips. Use the first one to measure the rest, rather than using a measuring tape. My ribbons were about 3 feet long.
I laid out each of the ribbons, focusing on which ones I would overlap. I placed the wider ribbon first and then worked backwards by size. The thinnest ribbon is always up front.
I folded the ribbon forward and glued down the ribbon that was supposed to be in the back of the flag, aka the widest. I glued the top of the ribbon to the back as well as to the side of the stick, then draped the ribbon over the front.
I doubled up the star fabric because it was thin. Then I draped it over the corner of the ribbon to find what looked like the right proportion. I cut it down, glued it to the back of the paint stick, and let it fall over the front.
Take some of the scrap ribbon long enough for the flag hanger. Glue each end to the back of the glue stick. I made a loop and knot on the middle of this ribbon like this.
The stars on the flag should always be on the top left of the flag when it is hung. This means I did it wrong, having the stars on the right. Now you know and can fix what I did.
This can be used inside or out. Mine is on our covered front door.