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I can’t believe I made my own Burlap Garden Flag. No more being envious of all the Burlap Flags adorning the yards around my neighborhood. I didn’t have to buy my Burlap Flag or beg someone to sew one for me. This Momma made her own no-sew Garden Flag! And, the best part it doesn’t look like all the flags I see in my neighbors yards.
Do you have a Garden Flag? Well, I am going to show you how to make your very own no-sew Burlap Garden Flag. This way you can become the envy of your neighborhood. People will be passing in front of your house wondering where you bought your Flag.
As you can see from the above picture I used a chalkboard and a monogram letter. I love that I can change the message out on my chalkboard. And, the wooden letter adds a nice personalize touch to my Flag. You can paint your Flag and chalkboard whatever colors you like. If you want you can omit the wooden monogram, write your initial on the chalkboard. Either way, your Flag will be beautiful!
Here’s the list of supplies you will need to make your own No-Sew Garden Flag.
16″ x 20″ Burlap
1/4 inch Heat n Bond
Island Blue Paint
Wide Wired Ribbon
Wooden Monogram letter (Hobby Lobby)
Circle Stencil Foam Brush (small)
Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
1/4 inch Masking Tape
2 inch Masking Tape
Iron/ Ironing Board
Measuring Tape or Ruler
Chalkboard Marker (fine tip)
Iron Garden Flag Pole
* optional – Minwax Fast-Drying polyurethane spray (clear coat)
The majority of the items above were purchased at Hobby Lobby.
1. Iron Burlap on low setting. On flat surface cut and measure material to 16″ x 18″.
2. Fold and iron down 3 sides of the burlap panel 3/4 inches, then fold one short side down 2.75 inches (2 inches plus 3/4 inches) to make the hanging pocket.
3. Lift each seam placing a strip of heat n bond on each. Follow directions on the package to adhere the heat n bond to the burlap. Each seam should be iron closed except the top large pocket. Place heat n bond at the bottom of the 2.75-inch seam to adhere to burlap.
This is what it should look like.
4. Position flag face up on poster board. Mask off 3/4 ” border around flag edge using the 3/4 inch masking tape. Paint flag white with a foam brush; let dry.
5. Remove the masking tape only on the top by the 2.75-inch pocket, make sure to press down the masking tape on the sides making sure they are sticking. Mark off 2″ stripes using the 2-inch masking tape. Paint stripes Island Blue; let dry. Make sure to check flag doesn’t stick to work surface.
6. Remove the masking tape.
7. Place the chalkboard on work area using painter’s tape to cover the middle section. Paint the sides of the chalkboard with the Gecko Paint; let dry remove tape. Using the small circle foam brush make dots using the Island Blue and White paints on top of the painted sides of the chalkboard. Paint the monogram letter Gecko; let dry.
Once the monogram is dry use the glue to adhere it to the chalkboard. Next glue the chalkboard onto the flag. Let chalkboard dry. Make sure flag doesn’t stick to work surface. Then write a message on your chalkboard. Also, you can spray your chalkboard/ monogram letter before you remove the painter’s tape with Minwax Fast-Drying Polyurethane clear coat to protect it from the weather. *Hint – I used a Q-tip to wipe the glue up around the monogram letter.
8. Make a bow with the ribbon and trim the ends. Next, use the heat n bond to adhere the ribbon to the corner of the burlap flag.
9. Slip the flag onto your Garden Flagpole. Place in your Garden and enjoy!
What do you think about my no-sew flag?
Now before I start getting questions how this flag will hold up in the weather let me just say if the heat n bond can up in the washer machine I think it will be able to hold up in the rain. That’s just my opinion. I use heat n bond all the time to hem the bottom of my pants. But time will tell.