DIY Wine Cork Flag – A Patriotic Craft
This patriotic wine cork flag craft is a fun way to decorate for Memorial Day, Independence Day or to hang all year round. Changing up the paint makes this perfect for a rustic farmhouse 4th of July or a bright red, white, and blue party decoration.
This tried-and-true craft can be made and displayed quite a few ways, so be sure to read the tips section before getting started. And use what you can find in your stash or at thrift stores – these supplies are always popular there.
Be sure to check out these Easy American Flag Mason Jars that would be a great addition as well!
Farmhouse Cork Flag DIY
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, I am packing up my craft room because we are moving from Washington state to Texas. As I was packing, I found all sorts of goodies including a HUGE bag of corks I’d purchased from Amazon.
This cork flag isn’t a new idea – I saw one in a shop in my hometown when I was knee-high to a grasshopper – but it sure is a lot of fun to make. And the best part of making your own is that you can swap up the ‘style’ of flag: rustic, Americana / aged, or fresh and bright red, white, and blues.
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Tips For Making This American Flag Cork Craft
- Using a foam brush is the best approach to this craft. It covers the surface of the corks nicely and also gets into the pores as well.
- An option for the natural corks I chose is to use white paint on those corks, as well. The white stars can even be made to match the corks – this is your DIY project, so choose your favorite.
- This doesn’t have to go in a frame. Turn this into a trivet or use a chip boar backing to avoid glass altogether.
- If you have a frame on hand that doesn’t have glass, a chip board or a piece of poster board an be used in place.
- Turn this into wall decor by adding a quick hanger on the back, secured with the same glue for stability and durability.
- I use gorilla clue because it holds the corks together well, works on glass, and dries clear. Most adhesives will work, including hot glue (if you are not hanging this outside in high heat).
- Looking back, I wish I would have matched the cork color or gone with an aged white wood for the frame. Because this is attached to the glass, it will be easy to swap out when I display it next time.
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How Do You Make a Wine Cork Flag?
This simple DIY cork flag is a fun way to be creative when it’s hot outside because nothing requires an oven and the corks dry quickly when set outside. And honestly, the paint portion can be done by nearly everyone in the house, so it could be turned into a family craft-ivity for the fourth of July.
Although it will be great year-round, it’s also a fun craft for Memorial Day or as a 4th of July decor piece you can prop on a mantle, hang on a door, or tuck into a bookcase display.
More Fun 4th of July Ideas
- The Best July 4th Gnome Patterns and Tutorials – Look at how cute and adorable these gnome patterns are!
- Easy July 4th Wreath – This DIY wreath is perfect for front porch decor and the kids will be SO PROUD they made it with you.
- DIY Marshmallow Launchers for 4th of July Fun – The kids will LOVE these, and it’s a great way to have fun and celebrate the day.
- Cork Stars Flag Craft – I really like the way Traveling Vineyard used the cork stars in this version of this classic DIY.
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