Take Your Memorial Day Picnic to a Whole New Level With This Flag Rug
Materials and Tools:
Trim your canvas to be 63 x 43 inches.
Cut your pink carpet squares into three-inch strips. Use a box cutter or scissors — it’s actually not as hard to cut as I thought it would be. High five to that!
Roll out your white carpet and cut strips that are about 3.5 inches thick and six feet long. The white rug will shag a lot more, so cut a half-inch buffer to hide under the pink strips when you’re assembling.
Cut out a 26 x 22-inch rectangle from the blue rug. If you’re really looking to impress, you can try adding stencil stars with fabric paint.
Lay out all of your rectangles to create the flag. Lay the white strips down first and then the pink stripes slightly overlapping the edges. Trim the white strips to the correct length, and then piece together pink strips to create the correct length.
Grab the liquid nails and start gluing everything down. Really make sure to get all edges to avoid any holes in your rug.
Lay out your rug and add all your picnic fixings — cheese, berries, and wine are always a must.
Lay on down and get ready for the near future — sun, shorts, and long nights.
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DIY Production and Styling: Kelly Bryden
Photography: Brittany Griffin and Kurt Andre