# How to Make a Flag Book

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Lay out your flags: I am using 20 flags that are 2 inches by 4 inches arranged into five columns and four rows.

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Cut your paper to the correct height: my book has four rows and each flag is 2" tall, so I'll trim my paper to 8-1/4 inches tall, which leaves a bit of breathing room. We will trim the length later.

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Then, fold your thick paper in half length-wise.

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Measure along the top and bottom, starting at your fold and going out. I used increments of 1/2 inch, but you can use any measurement you want.

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Because my book has five columns, I need to make marks for 11 folds. Use the formula below to determine how many marks you will need for your book: Marks = (# of rows x 2) + 1

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Use a ruler lined up to your marks to score the paper evenly, this will make it easier to fold later.

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Using the scored lines as a guide, accordion fold the seams and smooth over with a bone folder.

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Now you are ready to add your flags! Apply a thin strip of glue to the short edge...

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Insert your first flag along the outer edge of the first accordion fold.

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Insert your second flag just above the first, but on the inside of the accordion fold.

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Continue adding flags in the first row, alternating their position inside and outside along the fold.

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Continue adding flags working one row at a time, remembering to alternate inside and outside the fold when you glue.

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If your book cover is too wide, you can trim it now using the width of the flags as a guide.

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Congratulations! Your flag book is now complete!

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 one sheet of thick paper smaller sheets of decorative paper covered book boards (optional)
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