Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Country Craft Flag Banner



I am getting ready for a party that we are throwing on Sunday (oh...it should be a hoot of a party) and I wanted to make some decorations. I have wanted to make these flag banners for awhile and thought I would take this opportunity to give it a try.




1. I bought a yard each of 5 different materials. Picking ones that look good together - like you would for colors for a quilt.


2. Take the yard of material and fold it so there are 4 layers before you begin cutting.


3. Make a template in the shape of a triangle and trace onto the fabric, alternating directions to make a zig zag pattern.


4. Cut the triangle shapes with pinking shears so no sewing is needed to prevent ends of fabric from unraveling.


5. Fold and iron over the tops of the flag in order to make a flap to attach the twine to the flag.


6. I decided to staple instead of sew (I had a LOT of these to make and stapling turned out just fine) the flag onto the twine.


7. Continue the pattern in order to make cute banners for decorations for party.
I have 20 flags on each strand of twine. And my 5 yards total of fabric made quite a few of these. The material will go farther if you have fabric that looks good on either side. How cute are these???? I just love them. This may be my new way of decorating for parties. =) And like I said before, it is the YEAR OF CELEBRATIONS.

11 comments:

Jen said...

VERY cute! I love it because it looks festive but it's not gaudy - nice colors without being overbearing. Good job!

Susan said...

Hey Creative Cris,
Such a cute idea and very country looking. Yeeha! I love fast- no sewing projects (I miss my sewing machine - sigh). Looks fun. Happy partying!!!! Wish we could come.

K-Sue said...

Enjoy your celebration! Love the banner.

steffany said...

you are always filled with such great ideas.

Elle J said...

... now I am curious what the occasion is of your party?! Have fun; the decorations looks great!

Sandee said...

So cute! I made flag banners like this (out of scrapbook paper) and hung them with raffia...for Thanksgiving. I then cut out lots of little leaves and we wrote what we were thankful for on the leaves and tied them onto the banners. (I had punched little holes) They are so cute!

Thank you so for praying for my family and commenting on our blog. We are praying that more families will sign up for Summit school, so we will have enough to open in the Fall. God is good!

Karen said...

These are sooooo great!!! They look like fun to make and I love that they are reusable!! I may have to try these with the kids... we can make birthday and 4th of July ones:) Thanks for sharing and I wish I lived closer to be included in the "year of celebrations"!

Lee and Bev said...

What a great way to make a personalized and cute decoration for a party! I'm sure they will look adorable!

Wife to the Rockstar said...

LOVE IT!!!!!

Randi Sue said...

I want to know what kind of party, too.

Annie said...

So cute because you have such a tidy, open house. Lovely.