A garden flag fluttering in the breeze is the perfect way to not only decorate and adorn your garden with a personal touch, but also to welcome people in to your home. You can make one for each season, holiday or occasion, or you can keep it simple with a family name or monogram. Either way, these things are so easy to make, that there isn’t really much to stop you from getting your craft box out.
And if you’re looking for more ways to spice up your garden, why not make your very own relaxing outdoor water feature?
Sewing has never been my strongest suit, so I often look for no-sew cheats wherever possible. If I can just glue it then I’m happy! This quick and easy tutorial uses an extra piece of patterned fabric for the monogram – a simple yet pretty touch.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: TheTurquoiseHome
This tutorial is so easy, and you’re likely to have most of the supplies among all your crafting stuff anyway. What really finishes this flag off for me is the black border – it gives it that touch of regal elegance that I love so much.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: Tatertots&Jello
A themed garden flag can be a cute way to welcome people to your home when they’re coming for a specific event. This baby shower flag is just adorable, but you can customize it to suit any special event from birthdays to graduation parties.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: SewWoodsy
Something New Every Day
If you don’t see yourself making different flags for each changing season or holiday, then here’s a crafty way to keep the same flag, but still change the message every day: chalkboard! This way, you can write or draw whatever you want on these to suit absolutely occasion.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: ThisOleMom
There’s nothing wrong with using your garden flag as a means to display your patriotism, especially not when it looks this good! A regular flag is a bit boring though, so I much prefer this vintage-looking faded image.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: ElleClaire
Since this sign is made from wood and not material, I suppose that by definition, you can’t call it a flag, but let’s not get too technical here. This plaque serves the purpose of a garden flag anyway, and if it’s windy season, you’ll be glad to have something a little sturdier.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: ConfessionsOfASerialDIYer
Vinyl on Burlap
If you want to decorate your flag with a phrase rather than a simple monogram, then a regular stencil may not be the best option; heat transfer vinyl is the way to go. This tutorial will show the best way to transfer the vinyl onto your burlap for the perfect garden flag.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: SilhouetteSchool
This one is perfect for Valentine’s Day! The felt hearts are so easy to cut out and sew on, and the design is simplistic enough to get the point across without being too mushy or overly-decorated.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: TheVSpot
Bunting is a collection of smaller flags, so I think this one is allowed on the list. I love the colorful boldness of this project, and the fact that you have a lot of little squares to decorate as you see fit means more space for creativity.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: ILoveToCreate
For this minimalist and simplistic design, all you really need to do is create your stencil for your monogram. That’s about it. I love the finishing touch of that little ribbon-like fabric tied to the top of the pole – it just gives it that little something extra.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: Doodles&Stitches
From Placemat to Flag
If you have an old placemat that you’ve been meaning to throw away, then maybe you can save it from the trash and give it new life as a garden flag! The decorating part is all up to you, although this adorable snowman is just perfect for Christmas.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: PrettyHandyGirl
Summer Placemat Flag
I know I’ve already shown you the placemat trick, but I simply had to include this one on its own because of the cute decorations. It just goes to show that you can get a lot more creative with your flag than the traditional monogram.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: PrettyHandyGirl
Although most DIY flags start off with burlap, don’t let this leave you feeling limited. Any pretty piece of fabric can be used a backdrop for your stenciling or painting.
DIY Instructions and Project Credit: SerenityNow
If you perhaps don’t feel confident enough in your artistic abilities to paint your own flag (or maybe you just need a little more inspiration), there is a whole online world out there that sells some beauties!
You get a lot of freedom to customize when it comes to this flag, so yours will still remain unique. And the design gets printed on both sides, so there’s no ugly back part.
Available on: Etsy Personalized Flag DOUBLE-SIDED, Garden Flag
I know it isn’t Christmas yet, but can’t you just picture this cute little flag flapping in the cold, wishing all your neighbors a merry Christmas?
Available on: Etsy Noel Garden Flag
A watermelon is the perfect poster fruit (well, technically, it’s both a fruit and a vegetable) for summer, so why not ring in the sunshine with an image of the sweet treat?
Available on: Etsy: Custom Burlap Garden Flag – Hello Summer
Everything doesn’t always have to be cutesy – release your inner goth with this bold and colorful Day of the Dead inspired flag.
Available on: Gothic Sugar Skulls New Small Garden Flag
Fall is arguably the most beautiful of all the seasons, so don’t forget to enjoy the outdoors and welcome the changing of the leaves with a fall garden flag.
Available on: Etsy Fall garden flag