Let It Wave: Craft a Garden-Inspired Flag

Declare your love of gardening and fly your own flag.
artisan flag

The Artisan Flag

The artisan flag hangs on the garden gate welcoming visitors.

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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