How to Make a Flag {for the garden}

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How to make a flag- at blissfullyeverafter.net

 

This photo makes me smile :D You see, before I made this cute little burlap garden flag, a massive plant used to be in it’s place that was too big for the area and always looked messy and overgrown. Yes, I did plant it and no, I will not deny that it was a poor plant picking decision {AHEM}. After cutting back the plant the gazillionth time, I decided it was time to find it a new home. Luckily, I had the idea to put this cute little flag in it’s place and today I’m going to share with you how to make a garden flag for the garden….the super easy way!

If you’ve been following my blog long, you might notice a trend that I like quick, easy, and inexpensive projects. That’s because they give me instant satisfaction and make me feel accomplished in the midst of chaos going on behind the scenes.

 

I think you will really love making your own garden flag and here is a super easy tutorial to get you from start to finish in about 30 minutes or so and around $2.

 

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Supplies you’ll need:

*Burlap {or another fabric of your choice}
*Fabric glue
*Scissors
*Craft paint
*A stencil foam brush {I ended up using the rounded stencil brush instead of the one shown in this photo…you can pick them up from your local craft store for pretty inexpensive}
*Computer/printer

 

How to make a flag- at blissfullyeverafter.net

 

First, begin by cutting your fabric. I used a template from a previous garden flag and it measured 12.5″ wide by 18″ long. So, to cut the fabric I made one cut for the length measuring 40″ that way I could double the length and have 4″ of extra burlap for the top to crease over and make a “hanger” for the flag.

 

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Iron your fabric to make it smooth and also to create a crease on the bottom of your flag. Make sure that you have 4″ of fabric longer on your front panel before you start gluing.

 

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Use fabric glue to glue the front and back panels together along the sides and along the bottom where you made your crease to help it lay flat.

 

No sew hem

 

Fold over the 4″ piece of fabric to create a “loop” in which your flag will hang from on your flag stand. Iron a crease and then use fabric glue to create a 1/4″ hem along the bottom edge of the folded piece to give it a clean edge. You can iron the hem and then glue it to make sure it lays flat.

 

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After you have everything glued in place, create a stencil on your computer. To do this you will just open up Microsoft Word or a similar program and Type a letter or you can type a number or whatever you choose. Since our last name is Mead, I chose to print the letter M.  I used Modern No. 20 and just played with the size until it was really big and filled up the screen. Print off your letter and cut it out to create a “stencil” in your paper.

 

Next, lay your paper stencil onto your garden flag and use a couple pieces of scotch tape to hold it in place. Then, using your acrylic craft paint and a foam stencil brush, dab paint straight down onto your fabric. Be careful around the inner edges of your stencil so that color does not bleed underneath.

 

Tip: You can use a “dry brush” technique for this project to make sure that the paint doesn’t bleed through. To dry brush, just put a little amount of paint on your brush and light dab it onto your fabric. Another idea is to stencil on both sides of your fabric that way you can see the letter from both sides. I didn’t do that the first go around, but may end up adding another M on the other side one of these days.

 

Easy how to projects- DIY garden flag- at blissfullyeverafter.net

 

Hang your garden flag on the hanger and step back to enjoy it!

 

 

DIY Burlap Garden Flag- at blissfullyeverafter.net

 

I chose to go with a very simple design for this flag to coordinate with the refresh of our front porch. However, you could add ribbon, use patterned pieces of fabric mixed with the burlap, paint chevron or stripes onto the burlap. The possibilities are endless!

 

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I am so so so loving this little garden flag over the messy plant that used to be in it’s place.

 

What do you think?

 

Are you going to make your own? If so, what will you do? Share with us in the comments below!

 

 

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Jennifer is the founder and author of Blissfully Ever After, a lifestyle blog featuring the hottest and latest DIY projects, home decor trends, stylish crafts, easy recipes, budget living advice, and health tips. A former 9-5 corporate worker turned savvy Mom and Housewife shares her secrets of creating a blissful life {even on a budget}! Your one stop shop for all things crafty, life, and home!
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Comments

  1. Cathy Bryant says

    I am adding a tip: cut a piece of “freezer paper” to go in your printer, shiny side to the back. You want to print on the “paper” side. After cutting the letter out, the freezer paper will adhere to the fabric and can easily be pulled away. It is reuseable too!

  2. Sarah says

    Hey Jennifer – your flag caught my eye on Pinterest because I just got married and my new last name begins with M…then when I read your post I knew it was meant to be because my last name is now Meade!! Thanks for sharing your great idea!

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