Heading to a festival this summer?
Chances are you’ll know how difficult it can be to find your tent in a sea of other tents so today we’re going to show you how to make an easy festival flag!
It’s a great way to make your tent recognisable when you head back late at night – and you won’t believe how easy it is to make with some old sheets and VELCRO® Brand Fabric Tape. Let’s get started!
Make your own DIY festival flag
What you need
- Two old sheets (in two different colours)
- An extendable flag pole (you can pick one up pretty cheaply online)
- VELCRO® Brand Fabric Tape (two packs)
- A pen
- Large piece of cardboard (to use as a stencil)
Start by cutting out a long triangular piece of cardboard – this will be the stencil that you use to create each flag.
If you’re wondering what size it needs to be, ours was 12 inches long on its shortest side.
Once you’ve got a stencil, take a pen and use it to draw a flag shape on the first piece of material. (You’ll need to do this three or four times to make as many flags as you need).
The next step of making your festival flag is super easy – cut out all the flags that you’ve drawn onto your material. Take your time doing this to make sure you cut the flags out fairly neatly (although they don’t need to be absolutely perfect!)
Next, it’s a good idea to lay your festival flags out in position so you know roughly where you want them to be stuck on the flag pole.
Then take a pack of VELCRO® Brand Fabric Tape – you’ll be using this to attach your flags to the pole!
Now to cut your fabric tape to size. You need a piece long enough to fit along the shortest side of the flag.
For each flag, you’ll need one strip of hooked tape (the scratchy piece) and one strip of looped tape (the softer piece).
Stick the two lengths of hook and loop fasteners next to each other (roughly about 50mm apart).
Then simply fold the flag over so that the two parts of the VELCRO® Brand Fabric Tape stick together. Press it down tightly so that it doesn’t come loose.
And that’s it! Your DIY festival flag is ready for festival season!
If you’re interested in more creative ways to use VELCRO® Brand products, stay on our blog!