7.02.2008

bottlecap flags

is it really almost the fourth of july? it's my most favorite holiday, yet it always seems to sneak up. so even though july 4th is so close, why not make a crafty little flag? my sister and i made these a few years ago and have been hooked on finding new and different bottle caps ever since. so with the few i have collected i made some smaller flags to give to friends. here's what i did
you'll need:
1/4" plywood cut to about 7"x10"
1" wide decorative trim
6 bottlecaps
1/2" finishing nails
cut the trim into 3- 5 1/2" pieces, and 4- 10" pieces.
paint 1 5 1/2" piece white, and the other 2 red. then paint 2 each of the 10" pieces red and white.
paint the piece of plywood blue. (i used spray paint since it's fast, but any paint will work) nail all the pieces onto the plywood, and there you go! you can change the dimensions and stripes to fit any trim you want to use. i know it may sound complicated, but really it's so easy, you might want to make a few for your friends too.

3 comments:

Matt and Joanna said...

I love my flag-it's so cute! Thank you, thank you, thank you. This is sad, but it' my first "real" 4th of July decoration!

aaronandsharla said...

Well I want to make one of these still. I don't know where I was when you made these, but I remember you collecting bottle caps, and whenever I see one I think of this flag-although the only ones I see lying around here are from beer...love this flag! I will make one someday.

stacia said...

way cute still sara and what a nice friend you are! sharla - you should be picking those up! sara lives where you can actually get away with beer ones without being judged!! ha! i love my flag and have come across some very nostalgic bottle caps as of late... although i paid a pretty penny to get bottled dr. pepper shipped to me... totally worth it!