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DIY Washi Tape Flag

I love all things patriotic – no matter the season! But these little washi tape flags are easy to make and great for the 4th of July. You may even have some of the supplies at home already…so get crafting and happy Fourth!

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How to Make Washi Tape Flags


  • Washi tape in patriotic colors (found here)
  • Small, wooden boards in a rectangle (see here)
  • July cut out (customize here)
  • Ric rac or twine to use as a hanger (ric rac here)
  • Scissors (see here)
  • Glue gun and sticks (found here)


Use the blue washi tape to make a square-ish shape in the upper left to represent the blue section of the flag. It’s best to cut the edge of the tape to be smooth where it will show, but I just wrapped the other end of the tape around the back of the board and ripped it off.

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Once you are done with the blue, continue to finish the blag with the red washi tape. All of the edges can be ripped except for the edges that will be shown, which is where the red and blue edges meet. It’s best to cut these so that they are smooth.

Next, use hot glue to adhere the word “July” to the front of the board on top of the washi tape. Also, use the hot glue to adhere a section of the ric rac to be a hanger for the flag. And then you’re done! So cute!

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Isn’t that cute? It would be a fun activity to have on hand for people to make on the Fourth of July, and even small children can do it with some help (especially with the glue gun). For more patriotic ideas from our blog, check here.

  • Diana - That sign is too cute! Perfect for the holidays! Hope you have a great 4th!

  • Athena - Really neat craft and simple DIY. I will be trying this out for the holiday!

  • Geraline Batarra - Such a great DIY project, it so beautiful and perfect in this celebration. I will definitely make this one and hang it in our front door!

  • Carol Cassara - Simple and easy but super adorable! I think it’s awesome and a good use of washi tape as well because I honestly don’t know where or how to use them. Lol. I think it’s really pretty!

  • iya - louisa - This is such a cute little make! Its also simple so I could do something similar with my little sister! Hope you have a great 4th July tomorrow!

  • Melanie williams - What a super creative craft. this flag looks just amazing and is a fab way to start the celebrations x

  • Laura Dove - Oh wow that looks fantastic! What a great idea and the tape is fab! I would definitely try to make this, we love crafting!

  • DSCyprus - I thought this would be impossible to do, but the instructions seem very clear. I might make some with my football team’s colors, before the next season starts.

  • Everything On A Plate - Just awesome !We loved how you made this the perfect 4th of July gift wrap !

  • pinkpepperparadise - I love washi tape! Great idea to make a flag for 4th of July!

  • Nicole - This sign is so cute, I love this project! I was just thinking about adding some more patriotic flair around my house, I think I have found my next project.

  • Nora - That is so cool! I also love how easy doing that one seems to be. I wish we’d have all those tapes with cool dots, stripes, etc. here in Finland too. Happy 4th of July!

  • Divya - So simple and easy, am really gonna give a try. let me try the same thing with different set of tapes 🙂

  • fashionandstylepolice - What a lovely looking gift wrap. Looks so beautiful. I wish I was this good in crafting.

  • Nancie - Excellent DYI project for anyone who wants to create a 4th of July flag.

  • Monice - This is so SO cute! I love how simple it is and I like that you used Washi tape since it’s easy to find!

  • Nina - I love washi tapes. I got a lot of them at home, I think this is so simple and creative. Keep up the good work!

  • Eileen - Washi tape is so great for DIY’s. I love how this 4th of July decoration turned out! it looks great!

  • Holly - What a cute craft. This is perfect for the 4th of July! I love holiday crafts

  • kim - I love this idea! So cute and festive and you make it look so easy!

  • Nicole - This is such a cute idea! Washi tape has so many uses, this has to be a favorite! Thanks for sharing!

  • Esme Sy - That looks so simple and nice. Your instructions are easy to understand, and I would very much like to use this tutorial for some Christmas designs a few months from now. Thanks!

  • Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place - It’s amazing what you can do with those colorful washi tapes. At one time, I’ve collected some really nice ones. Your USA flag looks cute!

  • Halima Bello Husseini - This is so cute and easy. Great for kids. Hope you enjoyed your 4th of July.

  • leigh - This is so festive and your instructions make it seems so simple. Thank you for sharing!

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