Thursday, November 7, 2013

DIY Chevron Burlap Flag


There are so many cute garden flags lately. And I love the chevron design. So, I thought I'd combine my love of burlap with the chevron. It's far from perfect, but I love it! I specialize in not being perfect! Is that actually possible? I think it makes it look more real.




Supplies:
  • Acrylic sealer
  • 2 oz. gray, black and white acrylic paints
  • 1 yard burlap
  • burlap chevron ribbon
  • off white grosgrain ribbon


Cut the burlap to a size to fit your garden flag stake. I cut mine to 12 inches by 2o inches. Learn how to easily cut your burlap straight here.



Paint your burlap with a sponge brush.


Cover the entire surface.


I free handed an oval to trace. If you need a perfect oval, find an image at Google or open your MS Office.



Paint around the entire oval.


Find a font your like for your letter and start painting. Or you can find a large size stencil from Hobby Lobby.






For the chevron shape cut a 3 inch strip lengthwise from a piece of card stock. On one side mark off 2 inch sections. On the other side mark off 2 inch sections starting 1 inch from the edge. Then measure 1/2 inch in on the side. Start cutting.





Trace the chevron shape with a pencil onto the dry painted burlap. I left about 2 to 3 inches between the lines.



Fill in the chevron shape with paint.


Wait for it to dry and then apply 2 layers of sealer. Let dry.




Cut 3 eight inch strips of the burlap ribbon and the grosgrain ribbon. Hot glue the ribbons together, the burlap on top of the grosgrain. And then glue the ribbons together to form a loop. Finish by gluing the loops to the banner.




Another flag! This one with red chevron!


The finished hanging garden flag!



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