Home State Pride Spring Garden Flag | Pretty Handy Girl

Home State Pride Spring Garden Flag | Pretty Handy Girl

You know I’m a lover of saving money when it comes to decorating. That’s why I love to create garden flags made from placemats! They are the perfect size for a garden flag stand. You can decorate flags using a variety of paints, fabric and even fake flowers. Best of all, if you have the fabric, these Home State Pride Spring Garden Flags will only cost you a dollar because the placemat is from The Dollar Tree!

Previously, I made a Snowman, Valentine’s Day, Fall and Summer Flag, but I really wanted a Spring flag for our yard. That’s how I came up with the idea to create this Home State Pride Garden Flag.

Want to learn how to make one in less than an hour? Grab some fabric, some thread and let’s get sewing!

Materials:

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Home State Pride Spring Garden Flag | Pretty Handy Girl

Optional (if you don’t want to hand letter):

Instructions:

Search online for your state’s shape. Print it on a sheet of letter paper. Lay the state on a piece of double-sided fusible interface. (You can use pieces of tape if you need to secure the shape in place.

Home State Pride Spring Garden Flag | Pretty Handy Girl

Cut out around the outline of the state shape.

Home State Pride Spring Garden Flag | Pretty Handy Girl

Discard the state print out. Flip the fusible interfacing over so the state shape is backwards. Iron the fusible interfacing onto the solid fabric.

Home State Pride Spring Garden Flag | Pretty Handy Girl

Cut around the edges of the interfacing. Remove the backing from the interfacing. Set the fabric state aside.

Home State Pride Spring Garden Flag | Pretty Handy Girl

Measure and fold over 1 ½” from one short side of the placemat. Iron to hold in place.

Home State Pride Spring Garden Flag | Pretty Handy Girl

Lay the placemat on top of the patterned fabric (leaving the folded edge folded.) Cut around the placemat shape.

Home State Pride Spring Garden Flag | Pretty Handy Girl

Fold the edges of the patterned fabric under approximately 1/2″ on all sides. Iron the folds.

Home State Pride Spring Garden Flag | Pretty Handy Girl

Center the patterned fabric on the placemat and secure with pins. Center the state cut out on the patterned fabric.

Home State Pride Spring Garden Flag | Pretty Handy Girl

Iron the state shape to the patterned fabric until the interfacing melts and bonds.

Home State Pride Spring Garden Flag | Pretty Handy Girl

Open up the folded edge of the placemat and stitch around the perimeter of the patterned fabric.

Home State Pride Spring Garden Flag | Pretty Handy Girl
Flip the placemat over and stitch the folded edge down to create a pole pocket.

Home State Pride Spring Garden Flag | Pretty Handy Girl

Choose a decorative stitch (if you have a sewing machine that will make decorative stitches) and sew around the border of the state flag cut out.

Home State Pride Spring Garden Flag | Pretty Handy Girl
Lightly trace your letters in pencil. Draw over the pencil lines with Sharpie Stained Markers. (I chose to outline the state shape to help it stand out better.)

Home State Pride Spring Garden Flag | Pretty Handy Girl

Hang your DIY Home State Pride Garden Flag out in the yard and enjoy!

Home State Pride Spring Garden Flag | Pretty Handy Girl

Be sure to pin this project for a friend (because friends don’t let friends pay full price for home décor! Right?!)

Home State Pride Spring Garden Flag | Pretty Handy Girl

Like these cute garden flags? Stay tuned because we’ll have a lot more on Friday.

9 replies
  1. Carla from Kansas
    Carla from Kansas says:

    Hi Brittney,

    There’s a typo, the post says to lay the state on the patterned fabric and it should say lay the placemat on the patterned fabric.

    I really like this and plan to make one.

    Reply
  2. Barbara
    Barbara says:

    Brittany,
    You are most definitely pretty handy! What a gorgeous garden flag and paying tribute to your state. Love this. I live just north of you in Virginia so I need to get the sewing machine out and do this! Do you hear this round of applause coming from my house???

    Reply

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