Tissue Paper American Flag


Hi everyone! I’m so happy to be here as a new designer for the Smoothfoam blog!

With school getting out in a few short weeks, I thought it would be fun to get a head start on summer home décor! This tissue paper American flag is reminiscent of the crafts we all did as kids.



You will need:

6″ x 12″ Smoothfoam sheet
Red, white and blue tissue papers
Pencil with a new eraser
Washi tape
Pinking shears, ruler, pen
Ribbon or cord for hanging
Craft glue


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1.  Use your ruler to draw a line 1/2″ from the edge of the Smoothfoam sheet. Press the side of the ruler deep into the line to create a groove. Add a line of glue into the groove and place your cord on top. When the glue is dry, cover the length of the groove with a strip of washi tape.

2.  Flip the sheet over and draw a rough sketch of your flag, using the ruler to make the stripes. Draw small circles where the stars are to be.


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3.  Cut and fold your tissue paper into long 2-1/2″ wide strips, then cut into 2″ squares with the pinking shears.

4.  Working in sections, spread some glue onto the Smoothfoam sheet. Place the pencil eraser in the center of two tissue squares and pull the tissues tight around the pencil. Press the covered pencil down onto the glue. Push gently, then twist the pencil to release it from the tissue. Wipe away any glue that gets on the eraser with a damp towel.


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5.  As you work, gently push back the tissue so you can see where the next piece goes. When you are finished and the glue is dry, gently fluff the tissue papers.


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