Thursday, May 19, 2011

Burlap Garden Flag

I'm so excited about my burlap garden flag!!  It turned out so much better than what I had in my head!!  Probably because I'm more of a visual learner!!
I bought burlap for this purpose.  I wanted to replace the flag I had out for Easter.  I did look up a tutorial and found this awesome one. I was going to bust out the sewing machine but after looking through the tutorial decided to go with the hot glue gun! Here we go!
Hot glue gun
Freezer paper
Exacto knife
Paint and brush
Decoration of your choice
Started by using my Easter flag to measure adding oh about an inch on the sides for a hem.  Then per the tutorial I measured about 4 inches extra on the top.  The burlap is doubled  so the extra 4 inches is only one the top layer. Hope that makes sense!

Using the iron, I ironed the hem so it would be as straight as possible.

Then hot glued the hem down. This is the bottom of the flag, since the burlap is doubled there's no need for a hem. I folded in the corner then glued.

This is the bottom of the flag, one side glued.

This is the top of the flag, one side glued.

Then I took a piece of freezer paper and typed out "Welcome" and traced it onto the paper directly from my computer screen.  Then with an exacto knife cut out the letters.

All done.  *Tip* make sure and keep the insides of the 'e' and 'o'!

Or else it might look funny!!!

Then iron the stencil onto the burlap with a dry hot iron. 

Paint away!  Are you surprised I used pink?  Let dry and then add any decoration you want or make another stencil!  The possiblites are endless!  I had leftover bunting from making my arrangement for my front door so that's what I used!

I glued it on at the edge, making a loop so it would kinda look like it was tied on with a bow.

Tadah!!!  We'll see how long it lasts in the Oklahoma wind!!
Oh and I'll be spraying it with a sealer!

See my link party page to see where I'm linking to!

Have a Happy Day!


Anonymous said...

TaDa Very Nice. TY for sharing :)

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I have some extra burlap downstairs. I should give this a try! I love the little banner you added. So cute!

Jill said...

oh, this is sooo cute! Burlap is one of my favorites. Great job!
~ Jill

oh, by the way...i got your wonderful treasures in the mail the other day and I absolutely LOVE them. I'm waiting for the weekend to wear my necklace, but I've been wearing the bracelets every day...thanks again :)

Sarah said...

Cuteness! I pinned this on pintrest!

Unknown said...

Very Cute, I love burlap. If it weren't so itchy I think I would wear it .)

So glad you stopped in to link up to Make & Share at HOMEmomMADE. Hope you can stop in next week.

La-Dee-da crafter said...

I love this and I have taken a look at your blog and I love that too. I especially love the pennants.great job!!!
I am now following you.

Courtney and Heather said...

We did one of these a few weeks ago, but your's turned out a lot better! Way to go! :)

LaKeta said...

Adorable!!! I need to redo my garden flag...the one I made from two placemats last summer has FADED from the Oklahoma sun and wind! I love the use of burlap!!! I'm your newest follower...come check my blog out if you get a chance:)


Laura @ live.laugh.photograph said...

i love this!!! i need to find some burlap RIGHT NOW and try it! thanks :)

April said...

This is cute! I love the little pendant banner!

Unknown said...

Oh my gosh girl, this is SUPER adorable! I love love love it!! Great job. Sorry I have been MIA, I am trying to get back...thanks for linking up!

Kindra-At Home With K said...

I featured your banner on my blog today!!

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