Monday, May 7, 2018

DIY garden flag

I made this super cute Garden flag completely from scratch for our front yard and you can to!! Honestly the hardest part was making the point completely straight and even that wasn't so hard. 

What you will need:
*A length of Duck Canvas in whatever color you would like. Depending on the size of your flag pole you'll most likely need less than a yard.  It's very wide so with the half a yard I bought I will be able to make a couple. 
*Scissors
*Sewing Machine
*Ruler
*1 sheet of Heat Transfer Vinyl.  I purchase mine through Happy Crafters
*An Iron or Heat Press
*A Garden Flag Pole (Found at most stores.  I purchased ours at Joann's.


 I cut the duck cloth to make a 17x20 inch rectangle. 


To make the points I used chalk on the back side, found the center using a ruler. Made a dot. Then measure 4 inches up on each side and made another dot.  With my ruler I drew a line to connect the 2 dots.  Fold in half to make sure that your lines are even before you cut.  Then I folded up to sew a small seem all around for a finished look. At the top make sure you fold enough space to make a pocket for the pole to run through leaving both ends opened.

Should look like this:
I used Siser Heat Transfer Vinyl Purchased from Happy Crafters. I made the design using Silhouette studio inspired by one I saw on Pinterest. I found images of random bird silhouettes online and arranged them on a line I created. I made their sizes vary ever so slightly to represent our 4 kids.  But you can use whatever design you prefer or just words!
Once the vinyl was cut, I weeded it and arranged it onto my flag. Make sure you remember to mirror before you cut when using HTV!! 
Once It's all layed out follow the instructions on your HTV packaging to apply with your Iron or Hot Press.  I used my Cricut Heat Press. This HTV was Hot or Cold Peel so I just waited for it to cool a bit before pulling the carrier sheet up.

And viola! Our new beautiful flag all set to hand out front! It's been out a week and I can't tell you how many compliments I've gotten already!


 What should I make next?




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