Happy Weekend! So one of my biggest projects this summer is helping out my lovely friend Chelsea create decor for her wedding. I am sure other posts will be related to her wedding in the future fyi haha. Anyways, we wanted to make the adorable flag garland for her wedding. Her colors are corals, blues, and peaches. Instead of doing the solid color flags we choose to use different varying patterns. We hit another obstacle when planning to create these flags, in that neither of us had sewing machines ..nor had 8 hours to hand sew the flags. The thought of “The Mighty Hot Glue Gun” struck me like a superhero in a spotlight. We had our answer and began to create.
- Regular and Decorative Scissors, we used the Wilton Brand 1/4″ Zigzag pattern.
- 12 feet of fabric, we used three feet of each of the four patterns.
- Card Stock to make your design pattern
- a Pencil
- One Spool of Twine
- a Sharpie
- a Ruler
- Hot Glue Gun
- a glass of iced tea and a smile 🙂
So we began by creating our pattern out of the card stock, we marked two inches from the edge down and then marked it 6 inches horizontally across the edge, and marked another two inches down. From these two points we then drew two diagonal lines to meet at a point in the middle. We cut this out with regular scissors to make our pattern. Once we had our pattern we began to trace it on the fabric with pencil. We made four flags out of each pattern. Once all of the patterns were traced we used the decorative scissors to cut the patterns out. Now that we had all of the patterns cut out we laid all of the patterns out in the desired order. We then got out the twine. We designated two feet of twine for each end and then measured two inches between each flag marking the twine with a sharpie.
Well I am off to go work a Zesty Wedding! Enjoy the beautiful weekend!