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Make your Own Garden Flag

Make your own garden flag! Celebrate the United States of America with a handmade patriotic, red white and blue Freedom Eagle on your handmade garden flag! What a great way to show our patriotic colors on Memorial Day or July 4th. In addition, this garden flag will be unique! The neighbors won’t have it unless you make it for them!

Honestly garden flags can look and seem complicated to make. With a little inspiration and simple instruction, a garden flag is possible for anyone to make. Here are the step by step instructions along with pictures of how to make your own Freedom Eagle Garden Flag. 

Skill level: intermediate

Freedom Eagle Flag Materials

Material list

    • Nylon Material

    Purchase White nylon material, enough for 2 -12 x 15 squares.

    Purchase Red and Blue nylon material, enough for 1-12 x 15 square of each color

    • Embroidery Sewing Machine 
    • Medium Weight Cut Away Stabilizer

    • Scissors 

             I used one pair to cut the nylon and a                   small pair to cut my jump stitches

    • Pins

    To make the Freedom Eagle Garden Flag follow these simple steps.

    1. Purchase the Freedom Eagle design

    Click here to purchase Freedom Eagle embroidery design.

    2. Download Freedom Eagle embroidery design to embroidery sewing machine

    Follow your machines instructions to download design pattern to embroidery sewing machine.

    The Freedom eagle Machine embroidery Pattern

    3. Hoop 1- 12×15 square Nylon material

    I used a 200×260 hoop with medium weight cut away stabilizer on the back.

    Machine Embroidery Hoop

    4. Stitch out the Freedom Eagle embroidery pattern

    Trim jump stitches. Trim the cut away stabilizer to the edge of the white square. This will ensure the design won’t show through the other side of flag.

    5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 so you have a front and back of the flag.

    Freedom Eagle Embroidery Stitching

    6. Cut the red and blue nylon streamers.

    I have a patterns for the streamers in my free library for download and print. There is also a pattern to use and cut on a Cricut.

    Red Streamer for Freedom Eagle Flag Instructions
    Blue Streamers for Freedom Eagle Flag Instructions

    7. Sew the edges of the white flag.

    To keep the edges of the nylon from fraying, sew (or hem) the edges of the 12 x 15 squares. I used a 1/4 inch hem around the entire square.

    Sew a Quarter Inch Hem

    8. Attach the streamers to the flag. 

    Lay the streamers on top of the stitched white flag from top to bottom. Make sure the tsreamers are on top of the stitching and not the stabilizer. Pin the bottom of the streamers to the bottom of the white nylon. Stitch a baste stitch across the bottom of white nylon and streamers to hold the streamers in place. Leave the streamers laying on top of stitching.

    9. Sew the front and back of Freedom Eagle Flag together

    Lay the stitched white nylon squares together, right sides, or stitched sides together. The streamers should lay inside the right sides of the white stitched nylon. Make sure the ends or edges of the streamers are not near the edges of the white nylon. You do not want to sew them into the edge of the flag.

    Begin to sew 2 inches from top of one of the sides of the white nylon. Sew down one side, across the bottom, and up the othere side, stopping 2 inches from top. See diagram.

    At this point, turn the flag right side out. With the stitching on the outside, smooth out the flag. A nice finish to the flag is to top stitch all around the side and bottom edges. This is not required but does finish the flag nicely.

    Now sew straight across the top of flag, 2 inches down from top. Sew again straight across at the top of the flag. This just formed the pocket to hang the flag from.

    Freedom Eagle Flag Machine Embroidery Pattern

    Hang on your garden flag pole and enjoy! Now you know how to make the Freedom Eagle Garden flag, you can let your creativity go wild! Create a flag for every holiday!  

    Please share pictures of your flags! Post in the comments below or email me at Hello @handmadejules.us. 

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    Make your Own Patriotic Floral Wreath

    Make Your Own Patriotic Floral Wreath

    Make your Own Patriotic Floral Wreath

    Celebrate the United States of America with a handmade patriotic, red white and blue floral wreath on the front door! What a great way to show our patriotic colors on Memorial Day or July 4th. In addition, this wreath goes great with the red and white garden flowers that my husband requested I plant this spring. 

    Honestly wreaths can look and seem complicated to make. With a little inspiration and simple instruction, a beautiful wreath is possible for anyone to make. Here are the step by step instructions along with pictures of how to make your own Patriotic Floral Wreath. The color combinations are endless so let your creativity go!

    Skill level: easy

    Glow in the Dark Collar

    Material list

    • Glue sticks

    These mini glue sticks from Hobby Lobby are similar to what I use.

    • One wire cutter

    I used one from my tool kit in the garage. This set of floral shears and wire cutter from Hobby Lobby would work well if you don’t have wire cutters in the house.

    • One glue gun.
    • Colored silk flowers in desired color palette

    To make the Patiotic Floral Wreath follow these simple steps.

    1. Protect the workspace

    Put paper or thick plastic table cloth down on the table to protect from scratches and hot glue.

    2. Gather materials together and make time to create

    I put on some of my favorite music and poured some flavored water. 

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    Measure the webbing

    3. Lay base wreath on top of table

    Lay the base green wreath down with the hook on the back at the top.

    Reflective Pet Collar buckle

    4. Cut the blue blooms off the stem about 2 inches down from bloom. 

    I used the leaves on some of the flowers to add a variety of greens on wreath.

    5. Attach blue flowers to the inner ring of wreath

    Glue the end of the blue flower stem by squeezing the hot glue on the bottom inch of each stem. Be careful not to burn your fingers!

     Stick blue flowers into the green wreath starting at the bottom inside the center of the wreath.

    Continue glueing and sticking blue flowers into the wreath all the way around, forming an inside circle of flowers. Place these blooms close together.

    Add a few blue flowers on either side of the row of blooms to add width to the row as needed.

    iron on the reflective paw print

    6. Cut the red rose blooms of the garland about 2 inches from the flower.

    I used some of the leaves on these blooms as well to add variety.

    Red white and blue floral wreath

    7. Attach the red roses to the middle ring of the wreath using the same gluing method as with the blue flowers.

    I spread these blooms out throughout the greenery of the wreath. Keep the red flowers balanced around the wreath but space them apart. Put some blooms towards the outside edge of the wreath.

    Red white and blue floral wreath

    8. Cut the white roses off the stems leaving as much stem as possible.

    These blooms are smaller with smaller stems. Again I used some of the leaves to give the variety of greenery.

    Use the same glueing process mentioned above to attach these white flowers to the wreath. Since the stem will be shorter there may only be a half inch of glue on the stem. 

    Place these white roses among the red roses balancing these blooms. I placed some single small white blooms in spaces that looked empty and again glued white roses close to the outside edge of the wreath. 

    9. Finish the Patriotic Floral Wreath

    Look at the wreath to find any empty spaces, or places which are unbalanced in color. Glue additional blooms into areas with too much green showing or where there is a missing red or white flower. Fill in with a small red or white flower towards the outside edge if it is needed.

    Turn the leaves of the wreath and blooms so they face forward. Then glue these down if they continue to turn backward. 

    Now pull off the little threads of dried hot glue off the wreath. Look closely and clean these threads off the wreath. This step finishes a project resulting in a final professional product.

    Front door with Patriotic Floral Wreath

    In addition, a ribbon or bow may be added to the wreath for decoration or to hang the wreath. I chose not to add anything to my wreath because I want the flowers to be the focus. The wreath had a hanger on the back so I did not need to add anything to hang it. If the wreath did not have a way to hang it, I would have added a ribbon that coordinated with the flowers. Place the knot behind the wreath so only the ribbon is showing.

    Enjoy the beauty of the Patriotic Floral Wreath

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