These fabric flags are great for using fabric scraps!
They are cute, easy, and don’t require hauling out the sewing machine!
- Fabric scraps
- Mod Podge
Cut triangles out of your scrap fabric.
Cut them all relatively the same size.
If it helps to use a template, make one out of paper.
Mix a bit of mod podge with a bit of water. Stir it up real good!
Paint this mixture onto the edges of the fabric.
This will ensure that the fabric doesn’t fall apart and have tons of loose threads over time.
Let this dry. When it’s dry, it will be a stiffer, but the mod podge won’t be visible. On a few dark fabric triangles you can kinda see a darker edge, but nothing real noticeable.
Staple the fabric to ribbon.
Hold the fabric and ribbon taught when stapling.
(This practically requires the use of 3 hands. I awkwardly substituted my knee.)
There ya go! Easy no-sew fabric flags!
It’s good to finally see this piece on the wall!
It’s been in my “in progress” basket for years!
I’m such a fan of hanging things like this. garland. flags. christmas lights.
- Different colored construction or heavy weight paper
- thread and needle
First off is to paint a pretty/wild design on a few pieces of your heavy paper. Let it dry.
Then use a cup or something round to draw large-ish circles on the back of your painted pieces of paper.
I got about eight circles per paper and made a total of 22 flowers. I painted on 3 pieces of paper.
Cut more circles out of various colors of your heavy paper.
Each flower will have 3 circles.
Make the circles various sizes.
Cut slits 2/3 into your flower, all the way around, into all three layers.
These are the petals.
Fold the petals down the center to give it a good crease.
Using a needle and thread, literally sew buttons onto the center of your flowers.
I totally recommend using a thimble. It’s tough getting through 3 layers of paper.
Using the needle and thread again, sew each flower onto a piece of ribbon or string.