Memorial Day Patriotic Felt Craft


    This weekend is Memorial Day and, while many are looking forward to having a long holiday weekend, the real purpose of this day is to remember all of the men and women who died serving our country in its armed forces.

    It is their sacrifices that allow us to enjoy the freedom that we have as citizens of this great country.  What better way to spend some quality time with the family than by doing some arts and crafts together?

    The possibilities with these cute, no sew felt patriotic decorations are endless! Attach a magnet to adorn your refrigerator. Affix to a frame to add patriotism to your favorite photo. Wear as a pin. Attach to a gift box in place of a bow. Plant sticks, or even at your patriotic party table!


Hot Glue
Skewer Sticks


To make the blue (or red) circles:

  • Cut four, 2″ circles out of felt. Fold circle in half and half again and glue together at the seam. Hold for a minute to let the hot glue set. Repeat with remaining three circles.
  • Glue four quarters together with hot glue. Affix button. Let set to dry and flip over and glue skewer to back.


To Make Triangle:

  • Cut about a 3″ triangle and then another smaller one. Glue together and add buttons. Glue skewer on the back.

To Make Tag/Flag:

  • Cut about a 5″ long piece of felt and fold in half. Cut out a triangle and glue together. Leave fold open a bit and slide in skewer and glue. Add buttons.

To Make Star:

  • Fold a piece of felt in half. Trace with a cookie cutter and cut out so you have two stars. Glue stars together. Add button and skewer to back.


Note: I always use hot glue because it sets up quickly. You can use fabric glue or even white craft glue if you wish. Your dry time will most likely be overnight.

    I hope that you enjoy the time you spend creating these patriotic felt crafts as much as the finished products themselves.  From my family to yours, have a wonderful Memorial Day!


Let’s Discuss:  How do you plan on spending your Memorial Day weekend this year?

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  1. This is such an adorable and festive craft! We aren’t doing much for Memorial Day weekend, but I might have to do some sort of craft with my kiddos now! 🙂

    • Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

      we’re hopefully getting to the beach this weekend for opening weekend. It’s officially summer!!

  2. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says

    That is so simple and cute. I literally have no Memorial day decorations, so this would be a great way to start.

  3. Great idea for a just-out-of-school project for the kids. I think we have some extra felt left over from last year too!

  4. I love how that turned out! I want to make this for my own place!

  5. This is so cute! I love how it turned out. So festive!

  6. This year we may go to a cookout, but we plan on spending the majority of it rebuilding our deck. I love the felt decor! It would look great on a dessert table!

  7. Oh these look like so much fun to make. My toddlers would love to do this craft.

  8. Oh these are super cute! Love them in the plants

  9. What a cute craft, very simple and perfect thing to do with the kids on memorial day.

  10. This is such a festive craft to display not only for the upcoming holiday weekend but would be perfect for the 4th of July. I think my boys would love to make the flags. Thank you for sharing this awesome craft.

  11. In the plant is just perfect! I don’t have anything patriotic up, but I am looking forward to the parade.

  12. Jennifer Williams says

    Those are so cute. They would make great table decorations at a picnic or even a cute craft for the kids to do at a picnic.

  13. That came out great! What a perfect craft for Memorial Day!

  14. Rachelle J says

    What a cute craft! I think I’ll make these with my daughter on Monday!

  15. This is super cute! We are in Canada but I could see doing this with Canadian colors too. Very creative!

  16. This is an adorable craft. My daughter loves making felt craft. They are great for decorations

  17. That turned out cute. I would take the flower ones and turn them into hair clips for my girls.

  18. Chrissy Mazzocchi says

    This is such a cute craft, I know my kids would love to make it! 🙂

  19. Oh my! I love this craft idea! This is definitely one I would like to try.

  20. What a fun craft. I bet my girls would love to make some of those felt items.

  21. Megan @ C'mon Get Crafty says

    This is adorable! We are laying low for Memorial Day weekend, but I could easily adapt this craft for decorations for my son’s first birthday coming up!

  22. What a fun craft for Memorial Day. I love anything patriotic.

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