The one area of my home that I had absolutely no plans for was the front porch.
Because it’s Fall, I felt obligated to put a pumpkin out there. And so I did. One sad, lonely pumpkin, sitting alone.
I’ve had this idea for awhile, to turn an old tap top curtain into a flag.
I grabbed my curtain and laid it out on the table. Once I figured out how large I wanted my flag to be, I cut it out.
I didn’t worry too much about making the lines perfect because it would be hemmed.
Next, I folded over my edges, making sure to line it up with the top tab.
Enter my best friend. Stitch Witchery. I don’t sew so this stuff is a life saver.
Cut it to the correct length.
I used two strips to make sure that it stayed nice and snug.
I took the time to iron all the wrinkles out at this point.
I had a ton of ideas on how to finish this flag out. Stencil, monogram, or a fun pattern. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and simplicity won out so I decided on Give Thanks.
I wrote out my words on a sheet of paper just to get the scale right.
I used a piece of chalk to write out the phrase.
I used green acrylic paint to paint the phrase.
My porch is a happier place with my new flag and the addition of a few potted plants. It even goes with my wreath that has transitioned nicely from summer to Fall.
This was such an easy and gratifying project that I plan on making a few more.
Have you ever made a flag? Do you decorate your porch for the different seasons?