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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Easy Flag Wreath and Wall Art Tutorial


I love 4th of July! I don't usually do any decorating for it, but I had this flag handkerchief with a couple of paint spots on it, and because I hate to throw things away, I decided to upcycle it into a nice wall hanging.

This is such an easy and affordable project, I just had to share it with you!

What You Need:

embroidery hoop (mine was 12 inches)
flag (mine was about 15 inches wide)
scissors
hot glue gun
ribbon


First you need to position the flag inside the embroidery.  Make sure that the area inside the hoop is the exact area you want display, and then tight the hoop.  (For mine, I did the "up and down" hanging flag as seen in the Olympics, but as you can see in the picture below, it looks great horizontal as well.)


Next take your scissors and cut out the excess fabric, leaving about 1/2 an inch to an inch all the way around.  Your cut doesn't have to be perfect because you won't see any of the excess after you're done.


After you're done cutting, take your glue gun and glue your excess fabric to the inside of your embroidery hoop.  Finally take a piece of ribbon (about 8 inches long).  Loop the ribbon through the hoop.  Tie the ribbon in a knot.  Hang on your wall or door and enjoy!



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