Another childhood memory I had of the 4th of July, was getting those small American flags to march around with. Well, I’ve changed that tradition up too. While I stuck with a red, white, & blue theme, I went ahead and made my own patriotic flags to dance the day away with.
I figure as long as I have red, white, & blue, fireworks, apple pie, confetti buttons (every party needs confetti!), a picnic, and these little flags – the 4th of July can be a relaxing and festive holiday!
To make your own dipped flags you will need:
1: Cut your cotton fabric into flag shapes. I started with a larger flag, but ended up liking the small size the best. These flags are approximately 5in by 4 in. 2: Mix approximately 1 tablespoon of Rit dye powder with 1 cup of water. You can add more dye if you want a brighter color. 3: Fold your fabric and dip it into the dye mixture. I tried an array of different folds/dips. It was a lot of fun to see what designs we could come up with by just dipping. 4: Rinse the dyed fabric in cold water and place on some paper towels to dry. 5: Snip two small holes in the flag – one close to the top and one close to the bottom. Slip the wooden dowel through the small holes.
With the 4th of July only a few weeks away, what party plans do you have for the holiday?