Patriotic ribbon flag

I forget when I first saw a ribbon flag years ago- but I’ve always wanted to make one! There is just one drawback to a project like this: it takes a LOT of ribbon. I think mine took somewhere around 20-25 yards and it is a small one! What got me thinking about this was that while cleaning I found a dozen of rolls of simple ribbon that I’d purchased and not used. What to do? Create, that’s what!
disclaimer: I am a paid consultant for Brother, but all ideas and opinions are my own.


The how-to is pretty simple:

  1. Get a wood dowel or pole
  2. Loop and attach ribbon over it
  3. Add your ‘flag’ element and designs
  4. Finish with some added ribbons or bonus details such as buttons
  5. Add a thin ribbon to hang (and hot glue onto ends to hold it all together) and go!

Note: If you don’t have a sewing machine this would be a simple project to hand stitch, or even tie a knot in the ribbons around the pole instead.

Here’s a link to my YouTube video.

Here is a photo of where my flag is hanging – as you can see no the prettiest place to photograph – but I’m all about sharing the real life stuff!


I took it outside to photograph (so often home décor projects don’t look best where they really live) as well.


All of these simple ribbons together – oh how I love this! I already have visions of using my ScanNCut to make wood leaves and creating a fall version – wouldn’t that be pretty? Ah but for now – and the rest of summer – this Fourth of July inspired flag will hang in my home. This project might have taken me all afternoon, but it was worth it!

Also of note: Tune in to HSN on July 6th to see Julie Fei-Fan Balzer rock the ScanNCut! You can check out for exact times (or watch online!) if you want to see this machine in action some more!

4 thoughts on “Patriotic ribbon flag”

  1. This is really cool! Love it. I like the color paint on your wall there, and looks like a great place for it! Have an awesome holiday weekend. Michelle t

  2. What a lovely project – a lot of work but so worth it! I love all your special touches – thanks so much!!

  3. This is such a cute project! I’m so happy to see you are still being creative, even with your injury! I hope you are healing well!

  4. May I love that!!! I just ordered the Scan&cut from HSN on Wednesday. I can not wait to get it and go back through and watch your tutorials!!

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