Let It Wave: Craft a Garden-Inspired Flag

Declare your love of gardening and fly your own flag.
The Artisan Flag

The Artisan Flag

The artisan flag hangs on the garden gate welcoming visitors.


I decided to make a garden flag to hang on the side garden gate. Garden flags are a wonderful way to accent your garden. They add movement, a sense of whimsy, and are a fabulous way to decorate outdoors. 

I could not decide on the final design, so I made two styles that I can alternate as I please. 

The design for both flag begins with the center circle pieces. The circles are actually a play on reverse silhouettes that feature a garden trowel or a succulent. The center circles required no sewing at all. In fact, if you chose to make the cheerful flag, sewing is completely optional. I'll show you how.

Supplies:

  • Fabric/burlap
  • Felt
  • Pinking shears
  • Sewing scissors
  • Fabric glue—washable/waterproof variety
  • Measuring tape
  • Sewing machine/thread 
  • Pins
  • Cording

Check out the gallery below to learn how to craft a flag to add to the garden.

Garden Flag How-To

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The Artisan Flag

The Cheerful Flag

Start With a Circle

Shear It

Cut the Felt

Add Some Glue

Create a Pocket

Add Burlap

Fray the Burlap

Add the Succulent

Get Inspired

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