In my last post I asked you to put aside some American Flag Clip Art Star cut outs, for this DIY American Flag star clip art coat hanger mobile project. Now if you haven’t read my last post, I have included a new printable American Flag Star to download, or alternatively you can download the patriotic clip art star from the highlighted American Flag text above.
For this project you’ll need a plastic coated wire coat hanger,thread or wool, scissors and of course printable American Flag star clip art! Finding the right type of coat hanger can sometimes be a challenge, so ask Mum or Grandma if they have a spare one. In my closet it was slim pickings, as I prefer wooden or thick plastic coat hangers. In the end I did track down one with a plastic coating around it, a nice red one. If you can rustle up a coat hanger that is coated in red, white or blue plastic your mobile will look very patriotic.
This is no ordinary American Flag star clip art coat hanger mobile, nope as we are going to use the shape of the star clip art you have downloaded as a guide to bend the coat hanger into a 5 pointed American Flag star. I’m so excited are you?
If the wire is a little hard to bend, it might help if a grown-up helps you. That’s right, bend the plastic coat hanger into an all American star shape. I hope your hands don’t hurt too much? Now that you have finished shaping your coat hanger, now let’s move on to the stars.
With the stars that you have previously cut out from the last project, do the same, punch one hole with a hole punch near the point of each American star, but be very careful as you want the hole to be a complete circle, so you can thread a piece of string through it.
Next cut lengths of thread at varying lengths to make your American Flag Star Clip Art Coat Hanger Mobile look interesting. Tie each length of string to a star with a big knot so the stars won’t fall off the string.
At each point of the star on the coat hanger tie off one American Flag star, making sure that the star is in the middle of each point of coat hanger, and the American star dangling from the top is positioned in the center of the coat hanger. If the string is too long just trim it down to size before tying it off.
As the coat hanger already has a hook at the top, you can easily find a nice place to pop it, ideally where the stars can catch a little breeze, but also be protected from the elements as they are only made of paper.
If you love this 4th of July decoration, just keep in mind it also can be up-cycled and used as a Christmas Clip Art decoration, by simply changing over the stars and use Christmas Star Clipart in it’s place.
I hope you’ve had fun making another 4th of July decoration, using my American Flag Star Clip Art, as it will surely add some American color to your patriotic holiday.