Can you believe trick or treat is just in a few days? My little ones are pretty excited about it, and since I’ve decorated some for the Halloween this year, I wanted to make a little garden flag to match the decor. I asked you all if you were interested in the little “Hello Fall” garden flag I shared on my front porch design, so here it is! The same technique I used…
While at one of my shopping trips to Target dollar spot, I spotted a burlap table runner for $3. I snagged it, because how could you pass that up 😉 Once I was home I knew it was the perfect material for a garden flag. The width was right and the edges are sewn, so no fraying!! To begin, simply fold over about two inches of burlap, creating a loop for hanging. Using a hot glue gun, add glue dots the entire length, and push into place. Garden flags tend to be about 18 inches in length, so you can measure or eye it, but cut any excess burlap off. Next, using your desired stencils, grab a foam brush and black chalk paint. (This paint weathers so well outside, I’m impressed!). You may also want to grab an old magazine or newspaper to place under your burlap while you stencil, so it doesn’t get messy! Dab a very light about of paint onto your stencil using your foam brush. You don’t want to create any running, and you can always add more if needed! Continue this for the remaining letters. For this flag I used “trick or treat”. The chalk paint dries rather quickly, so it’s great for this project! For the bottom of your burlap, which is the part you cut, begin to pull a strand of burlap off each layer, creating a frayed bottom. I do this because I like how it looks, but you don’t have to! Now, you could really be done here, because that’s basically the entire project! Isn’t that fun and EASY!!
I wanted to add a simple buffalo checked black and white bow. I simply tied a bow and glued it into place. I also created a spooky look by adding some faux webbing, and once outside, snagged a black crow from my decor and perched him on the side!
This project took me under 15 minutes from start to finish! I love projects like this! They look great, don’t take long to make and are affordable!!
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