Keeping it simple, here's a quick & easy tutorial for adding some faux age to your patriotic fabric flags...
I found my made in USA flags at Target, each package contained 3 flags for $1.00 ~ I really appreciate the fact that they weren't made in China.
Using the cooled morning leftovers, I poured brewed coffee into a tall drink glass & added the flags to soak for about an hour (adjust soaking time, more or less according to your preference) and turned the flags over to age the flagpole sticks as well.
To dry, I simply put some sand in a bucket outdoors & propped the flags up in the sand to dry in the sun.
Have a safe & Happy 4th of July!