Thursday, June 2, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

I love most holidays and I have been looking forward to Memorial Day.  I decided to make a flag banner for our new outdoor fireplace. 

I began with the small little flags that you can get at many stores.  I got mine in the Dollar Area of my local Target store.  They were three for a dollar.  I took the flags off the little sticks.  This was easy to do--they were stapled on-not glued.  Then I got a package of red seam binding that I would use for the banner.  I had previously measured (with twine) the length of the banner and the draping style that I wanted to achieve the day before. 

Then, I pinned and spaced the flags out along
the seam binding and I sewed them up!

In no time, I was done and hanging my banner! 
 It looked great--just like I had imagined it.

A few more touches and my porch was
ready for friends and family.

The Lettered Cottage


Heidi@TheCraftMonkey said...

oh that flag banner is fantastic! I LOVE it, such a great idea!!

The Whimsical Wife said...

Love the bunting you made with the flags! Very patriotic! Thanks for dropping into the Whimsial Wife!

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

Wow, adorable! I love this idea, I would love to do this for the 4th of July, thank you for the great tutorial!

Terry @ La Bella Vie said...

PS I'm now your latest follower...I think you blog is really cute!

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

Brilliant idea! It looks fabulous on your outdoor fireplace!