These Cross Flags are joined or you may say twisted or sliced together. There are the simple single cross flags like the National flags of Denmark, Sweden and Finland and the more complicated double cross flags of Norway and Iceland. The flags are simple to make. They do, however, only look correct on one side. If you want a double sided garland you have to layer two flags each exposing the correct side. You may off course also make flags in any colour combination you like. Pulling a string through the two holes near the top edge will keep everything together. But if you prefer “perfect” flags you may fix the flaps in the points with a little glue.
Single Cross Flag
The single cross flags are the most simple to make. You have to join two identical pieces of different colour. Place them on top of each other so that the shapes match exactly. The cuts shall NOT overlap. Twist around the centre pulling forward the other colour. If in doubt of process take a look at the “Label-Heart” video on YouTube.
Double Cross Flag
The double cross flags are more complicated as they are made from three different pieces. To get things right I have used the Norwegian flag as example. First take the “white” and the “blue” piece and join those as described for the single cross flag. You shall use the innermost slits. Turn the flag so that the blue cross is showing. Place the “red” piece at the back, slits NOT covering the outermost slits of the “white” piece. Join.