Friday, June 25, 2010

Burlap and Doily Flag


I am so loving this flag. It was a super easy and quick project. Plus I was able to make it with things I already had at home. This project is similar to my Mod Podge hand trees.

I started with this old cutting board. I got it from my dad's garbage pile here.

I spread some Mod Podge over the board and placed a piece of burlap on the top. Then I flipped it over and cut the extra burlap off with an exacto knife.

After I cut the edges, I Mod Podged the edges to make sure they wouldn't fray.

Then I cut seven strips of fabric for my stripes. I lucked out, my board was exactly 14 inches and there are 14 stripes. I marked where my stripes should go and glued them down.

Then I cut and added a blue rectangle piece of fabric to the corner.

The final touch was some doily's I bought at an estate sale last week.

Once it was all in place I smothered the whole thing in Mod Podge.

The doily's remind me of fireworks and work well with the rest of our decor.


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50 comments:

Chris said...

So fun, Kalleen. Great job on repurposing. I need to do something similar!

Alison said...

All I can say is WOW. I absolutely adore this flag!! It's perfect!! Love the use of doileys!

Katie said...

That is REALLY cute!!! I love the doilies!

Carrie said...

oh wow, good job! it's so pretty!

Sew Fun! said...

i ♥ this! super cute..i have always day dreamed of doing an office or sewing room in american flags. all diff. styles..this might just be the prefect inspiration to get me started! ♥ it!

Bette said...

That is so pretty! I love the use of the doilies!

Cha Cha said...

Cutie Patotie ( my grandma says that and dollies always make me think of her, so I had to say it about this) I do like it very much. I love red white and blue and wish I had a space to decorate an entire space with it and if I did this flag would be in it.

BTW my dino project was sooooo bad I finally just trashed it and accepted the fact that I could not fix it. Maybe one day I will be brave enough to try again, I think I need to slow down and not want it done NOW>

Hope you are enjoying Summer

CHa CHa

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

This is just absolutely adorable! Cute in every possible way.

Megan said...

What a great idea! That's super cute, love it!

impromptu-mom said...

Really sweet and cute! Just like all of your projects.

But just so you know for future reference, our flag only has 13 stripes. 7 red and 6 white. One for each of the original 13 colonies.

Uska B Hope said...

Você é muito criativa, ficou lindo!

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

I'm loving the burlap. Somehow, combined with the red, white & blue it really works.

Would love for you to link it up Thursday to Fab Finds for the Fourth! My readers would love it!

Blue Artichoke Interiors said...

This project is sooooo cute. Glad I found you & I'm following you now!

Sam said...

I love your stuff! I have an award waiting for you!

Sam
Mom.Undecided.

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

So cute and clever! The doilies are just the right touch to contrast with the burlap and colorful fabrics. Very nice.

Tauni said...

Wow. Super creative and using the burlap - great use of a current trend!

Laurie said...

Love, love, love your flag - wonderful job!!! I esp like your use of the lovely doilies. I have a stack of about 2 dozen crocheted doilies I found at the thrift store for $2 (!!!!!) and am holding them for a special project (yet to be determined), so I love seeing how people like you are using them in creative ways! TFS! ♥Laurie from Scene of the Grime

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Great project!Anything with burlap is right up my alley! :) Nice job!

Ashley Tremaine said...

Excellent job...this is so sweet!!

Kaysi said...

What a great idea!!!!! I love it!

Delia said...

Very pretty! I like the doilies in place of the stars. Very nice!

BTW your playhouse is unbelievable!

Ginger said...

Beautiful! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

sydney @ memorable minutes said...

This so neat and fun. I've eyed at many a blog you've posted on and the other night I was at Joann's and saw some doily's and was like, should I or shouldn't I, as I glanced down at my already full basket...maybe next year. but i do LOVE it.

Mandy [Mandy's Yellow Corner] said...

I love this! It's beautiful . . . and the doilies do kinda look like fireworks! Thanks for sharing :]

C.R.A.F.T. said...

i featured you today :) come by and grab a button if you like!! also, link up a marvelous idea to M.M.M.!!

Jenglamgirl said...

Darling adorable love it. I made a buralp flag with scrappaper in a frame. Your's is so cute with the dollies. Coming over from the CSI project. Jenn

Tammy at Tattered and Timeless said...

Adoration. That is what I have for your flag..Thanks so much for sharing it with all of blogland.
tammy

greenbean said...

this is freaking fantabulous!...i am so going to try one of these!...

Ginger said...

So innivative loved the tutorial on the flag'
Great tutorial!

Ginger said...

So innivative loved the tutorial on the flag'
Great tutorial!

Melissa said...

The doilies are brilliant and take this to a whole new level...love them.

Sassy Sites! said...

I love this idea! I featured you at my blog over at Sassy Sites! ;)

Alison said...

I adore your flag so much that I featured it today on my Wednesday's Wowzers. Here is the link:

http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/06/wednesdays-wowzers-my-top-5.html

Thank you so much for your inspiration. Have a fabulous day!

~Alison

Tara said...

This is adorable. I have to make one of these. They would even make great gifts. Thanks for sharing this. Would love to have you link this up at my Creative Link Share Party over at Trendy Treehouse

http://thetrendytreehouse.blogspot.com/2010/06/creative-share-blog-hop_29.html

Hope your having a great week. Tara

Fawnda said...

This is beautiful! Love it! :)

Leigh Ann said...

One of the favorite flags I've seen in the blog world. Happy 4th!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

So cute and simple! I love it! I love the combination of the burlap, plaid and lace. Really cute. :)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I adore your patriotic spirit. It is red, white and bluetiful!

I hope you'll stop by for my bbq on an Anthropologie inspired white tablecloth. :)

randee said...

as soon as i saw the doilies, i loved it. and then - i saw the burlap & i adore it.

this is the cutest & best flag i've seen.

Kim said...

This is so fun, I really like the addition of doilies as a star alternative.

Kari @ Ucreate said...

Kalleen, Kalleen!!
Two trends in one tutorial...so amazing!! I'll definitely be featuring!

kirstin & jordan said...

LOVE this- we'll be featuring you tomorrow! Come on by and grab a button... :)

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

That is so cute..and so unique! NO one will have anything like it! LOVE it!

From The Heart Crafts said...

I love your burlap and doily flag. It is so noncomercial looking, you know, wholesome, homemade and natural looking. You did a great job, as you did on your hand trees!

Sam said...

Hello!

Just a heads up that I'll be featuring this project on my Lazy Sunday page on July 4th!

Thanks!
Sam
Mom.Undecided.

Ginger said...

You have been featured at SSB!! Check out your feature below and feel free to snag my I was featured button!

http://superstinkyboys.blogspot.com/2010/07/mad-skills-monday-link-party-15.html

Leslie said...

Cute Cute Cute! I think this is adorable! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

Amanda said...

I adore this. I never would have thought to use the doilies, So SMART!

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

great flag.
i love it even after 4th of july

be sure to add this lovely tutorial to us, here at our PR3-4 website so our readers can find you and have fun with your project:
http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-tutorial-linky-party-5/

and for future craft / diy tutotials: we have a weekly tutorials party, starting every wednesday...

Amy said...

I love, Love, LOVE this flag!!! I'm featuring it with some other Fourth of July crafts on my blog! You can check it out at http://sittingatourkitchentable.blogspot.com/2011/06/me-likey-monday.html

Have a great week!
Amy

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