Fancy Garden Flag
Hi, I’m Stephanie and I blog over at A Geek In Glasses.
I really love garden flags, the only thing is that I have a hard time finding one that just fits me. Recently I found a source for flag blanks and with the help of the heat transfer vinyl I can create flags that are all me.
Heat T-Shirt Vinyl
Garden Flag Blank
Honestly, flag blanks are fairly easy to make using a canvas material. First, measure your flag holder. Cut the fabric to fit and stitch a 1/4″ seam around the edge. Then fold over the top to make a pocket for the rod. Really it’s that simple but some days, I just like having them done.
I cut out my text and image, the USA shape, on the Cricut Machine remembering to reverse the image when it is cut so it can be transferred to the fabric.
Next, weed the transfer.
Once the transfers are ready to go, lay them out on the flag. I like to cover the transfers with a clean dish towel. I press the vinyl heat transfers. Check a corner to make sure it has been pressed enough. Then peel off the plastic.
For this project it was easier for me to cut out the USA shape and press the heart over top. To layer the vinyl, press the bottom layer first and peel the clear plastic off. Then position the next layer on top.
Before pressing this cover it with a towel to protect the first layer.
That’s it. A one of a kind garden flag to decorate the house for the holidays.