Make a Garden Flag
Show your gardening spirit with this easy flag-making project.
The Artisan Flag
The center succulent medallion requires no sewing at all.
The Cheerful Flag
This trowel medallion requires no sewing as well. In fact, this entire flag can be made without any sewing thanks to waterproof fabric glue.
Start With a Circle
Both flags begin the same way. Cut out an eight and a half-inch round circle.
To prevent fraying of the material. Trim around the edges of the circle with pinking shears.
Cut the Felt
To make the felt succulent, cut out a variety of leaf shape sizes: large, medium and small. Cut one small four-petal rosette for the center. To make the garden trowel, cut out three pieces: the handle, the metal piece between the handle and the trowel.
Add Some Glue
Arrange the felt and then glue it into place on the fabric circle. To make the succulent, start at the bottom with the larger pieces and build up. Top it off with the rosette. Next make the flag. Cut out a piece of fabric measuring 14 inches by 20 inches. Using the pinking shears, trim around all four flag edges to prevent fraying.
Create a Pocket
On the 20-inch side, fold over a 2-inch section of fabric and sew the pocket for the string or pole. If you chose to glue the pole pocket instead of sewing, be sure to glue it and then pin it into place. Let it dry overnight and remove the pins. The final flag size will be approximately 14 inches by 18 inches. If you are making The Cheerful Flag, glue the medallion on the center of the flag and set it aside to dry. Continue reading if you are creating The Artisan Flag.
Cut a burlap square that measures 12 and a half inches. Pin it to the center of the flag body and sew it (OK, this one has a little bit of sewing!) into place leaving a half-inch border.
Fray the Burlap
Gently remove the outer strands of burlap to intentionally fray the fabric.
Add the Succulent
To the center of the burlap, glue on the succulent circle. Let it dry for 24 hours prior to placing it outside. Add some cording through the pocket to hang the flag.
Let your creativity shine. Now you can either make one of these or design your very own!