Saturday, August 16, 2014

Garden Flag

Hello, Friends.  Marilyn here with a tutorial on creating a garden flag.

Garden Flag
Here's what you'll need:

  • Burlap Flag - If you sew, you can make your own.  I purchased mine
  • Garden Flag Stand - I purchased mine at Lowe's for $7.98
  • Silhouette 
  • Vinyl or Ink Transfer - I used Ink Transfer
  • Heat Press or Iron - I used a heat press

After acquiring your burlap garden flag, you'll need to also get a garden flag stand.  I purchased mine at Lowe's for $7.98.  You'll need to screw a couple of the lengths together.

Garden Flag Stand purchased at Lowe's for $7.98
On my garden flag, I decided I wanted a Split Letter of "L" with our family name in the center and our first names at the bottom.  The Split Letter is created within Silhouette using the Regal Font.  To see a tutorial on creating a split letter go here.

Regal Font that was split

Since I used an ink transfer, I just needed to flip my image horizontally and print onto transfer paper.  If you're using vinyl, you'll need to send to your cutter and then weed out the portions not needed.

After printing onto transfer paper, I pressed the ink transfer onto my burlap at 375 degrees for 20 seconds.  The carrier sheet needs to be removed while hot.  I ink pressed both sides of the flag with the same image.

Completed Garden Flag

The finished flag just needs to be slipped onto the flag stand and you're all done.

And . . . a couple of other monogram garden flag versions :

Created with Opaque Transfer Paper

Created with Square1 Iron-On

Back of Garden Flag

Thank you for visiting today! ~ Marilyn