This burlap garden flag for summer can be made in just minutes. I have been making several garden flags with this same technique over the past year or so and they are holding up beautifully! I love it when an easy project also works well! This is a part of Craft Lightning this week where we are sharing 15 minute patriotic crafts. If you have missed any of the fun, be sure to catch up with day 1, day 2, day 3, and day 4. You can also scroll to the bottom of this post to see the fun craft ideas from today. For now, we need to see how to make this burlap garden flag!
Burlap Garden Flag Supplies
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- Burlap fabric
- Patio paint in red, white, and blue
- Sponge brushes
- Painter’s tape
- Star shape
- Paint brush
- Sewing machine and thread
Start by cutting two pieces of burlap to the exact same size. If you have a garden flag already, cut them to about the same size as an existing one. Otherwise, estimate what will look good on the hanger that you have. Protect your work surface then paint one piece of burlap as shown below. I find that the sponge brushes work best with burlap.
Allow to dry completely then mask off for your stripes. I used painter’s tape as shown below. Use a few small pieces of tape to space your stripes.
Use white paint and a sponge brush to paint the stripes and allow to dry.
In the meantime, print out a star shape from your computer. Mine came from here.
Remove the tape once your stripes are dry. Cut out the star from the paper. Use a Sharpie to trace onto your flag.
Fill in with white paint using a paint brush.
Then repeat two more times.
Allow to dry before sewing. Sew the painted burlap piece to the one that you cut and did not paint. Remember to leave a place where you do not sew that is large enough to insert your flag hanger.
Then sew all the way around the other areas using a zig zag stitch.
Your burlap garden flag is ready to hang outside! Enjoy this touch of Americana in your garden this summer!
Want to see more quick and easy patriotic crafts? Check out the ideas from our bloggers for this series below! Recycle old jeans into this patriotic garland from Beth Watson Design Studio.
Don’t have any old jeans? Use felt to make this cute garland from A Sweet Berry.
Love burlap? This burlap patriotic sign from It Happens in a Blink is easy to make.
Up next is this project using a craft cutter to make a monogrammed patriotic canvas like this one from Happy Go Lucky.
You can also use a craft cutter and some paint to make this gorgeous wood sign from Ginger Snap Crafts.
I love a good string art project and this one from Doodle Craft is perfect for summer.
Use a few simple supplies to make a patriotic centerpiece like this one from Scrappy Chick Designs.
Finally, you can also use felt to make these firecracker place mats from our guest co-hostess Me and My Inklings.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to make a burlap garden flag as well as these other quick and easy patriotic crafts. Stop by tomorrow to see a wrap up of all of the Craft Lightning crafts from this week.