Today, I am excited to be sharing with you how to make a budget friendly cardboard American Flag magnet! I just love patriotic décor, such as this cute DIY cardboard magnet, especially throughout the summer time to celebrate the 4th of July. Not only is this patriotic DIY American Flag magnet simple to create, it is a very budget-friendly craft. This patriotic craft would be such a fun project to create with your kids. Let’s learn how to make these cute refrigerator magnets!
- 1 piece of corrugated card board
- White paint
- Red paint
- blue fabric or material for corner of flag (I used polka dot material)
- Mod Podge ( Get it HERE on my affiliate link)
- raffia ( Get it HERE on my affiliate link)
- hot glue gun & glue sticks
Step 1. Using a piece of corrugated cardboard, cut a small rectangle to use as your American flag. Feel free to make these patriotic magnets any size of your liking.
Step 2. Paint the corrugated cardboard rectangle/flag using white chalk paint. Allow to dry. You do not need to paint the back of this project, unless you want to.
Step 3. Next, take some red acrylic paint and use a small paint brush to paint on the red stripes of the flag. Be sure to leave an empty square of white at the one top corner of your American flag as this is where we will later add material. Your red stripes should be equally spaced apart across your cardboard American flag, about ½ inch apart. Allow to dry.
Step 4. Using some navy-blue fabric with polka dots, I got this fabric at Walmart, cut or rip the fabric into a small square so it will fit over the one top corner of your cardboard American flag. Then, use some Mod Podge to secure the navy-blue fabric onto the top corner of your American flag. Be sure to press it down gently and sort of push the material into the creases of the corrugated cardboard. Allow to dry.
Step 5. Take two magnets and hot glue them onto the back of the American Flag. Press down to secure the magnets onto the back and allow to dry.
Step 6. Use some raffia and make a small bow. Trim away any excess raffia from the bow. I like my bow ends to hang down a little bit, but feel free to do this to your liking.
Step 7. Hot glue your small bow to the top corner of your American Flag magnet, hot glue it on the same side/corner as the navy-blue fabric. Allow to dry and enjoy!
If you decide to make this DIY I’d love to hear from ya! You can drop a comment below or message me on any of my social media pages. Hope you have a blessed weekend and as always remember to keep it simple. Catch ya next week my friends! Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, youtube