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By: Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie & Steve
Cathie Filian and Steve Piacenza are handcraft designers, Emmy Nominated television hosts, book authors, lifestyle experts and the inventors of Hot Glue Gun Helpers. Their shows can be seen in the United States, Australia, South Africa, The Philippines and on the Armed Forces Network.  They were nominated for two Daytime Emmys. Cathie and Steve has also appeared on numerous network shows and specials for NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, HGTV, DIY and Food Network.  Programs such as Rachael Ray, IVillage Live, View From the Bay and the Florence Henderson Show have featured their creative ideas.
Traditional Day of the Dead flags are easy to make with scrap fabrics, stencils and paint.
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Skill Level: Intermediate


FolkArt ® Painting Stencils - Large - Circle Medallion
Item #30590
These intricate, laser-cut designs are perfect for backgrounds, borders, focal points and so much more! Durable and reusable, these stencils even come with project ideas, how-tos and a supply list.

FolkArt ® Acrylic Colors - Pure Black, 2 oz.
Item #479
Premium, all-purpose acrylic paint for decorative crafts and home décor. Superior coverage. Exceptional brushability. Use on all porous surfaces. All colors are certified AP non-toxic, water-based, and acid neutral.

Other Supplies
Fabric Scraps
Wax paper
Stencil paintbrush
Hot glue
Gem glue


  1. Cut or tear the fabric into 12x8.5 inch pieces. You will need 1 per flag. Bright and pastel colors work the best.
  2. Place a flag on a piece of wax paper. Position the large circle in the center of a flag. Dip your stencil paintbrush into the Pure Black paint, tap of excess and paint around the edge of the stencil with and up-and-down motion. Fill in the center of the stencil. Repeat with the small strip of circles on the left and right side of the center. Allow the paint to dry. Repeat for each flag that you wish to make.
  3. Glue gems to the center of the circles.
  4. Cut a piece of ribbon or twine that will be long enough to fit each of the flags plus an extra 2 yards to hanging and tying. Hot glue the flags to across the top to the ribbon. Begin in the center and work your way to each side. Leave about a fingers width between each of the flags.

Tip: Add more colors! We used traditional black to simulate the cuttings of a flag but you can go bold or even glittery by using different paints.

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