It all started on Pinterest (as it always does), when I pinned this little St. Patrick's Day flag to my Holidays board. I am a sucker for anything from Pottery Barn, but I thought I might be able to recreate this little flag, instead of spending
a gajillion dollars $40.
|Original Pottery Barn Version|
I cut out the template, traced it onto the burlap and painted in the image. I hand-lettered the "Happy St. Partick's" since there was no way to quickly and easily transfer lettering onto the burlap. I used the Sharpie first, and then traced over it with my thinnest paint brush.
Once the paint dried, I grabbed a piece of spare wood sitting in the garage. I was clearly going for fancy, but you can use a dowel, or anything that seems about the right size. I wrapped the burlap around the wood and stapled it with a staple gun (small hand-held one), and stapled on some cotton twine to hang it. Pretty simple.
After all was said and done, I have to say that I like it. It was a momma & three-year-old daughter/artist craft project, so of course there were a couple accidental green paint blobs outside the shamrock that I not-so-sneakily tried to cover with tan paint. But mistakes are memories, right?
|You are pretending that you don't see those two huge tan blotches aren't you. |
See, that's why we are friends.
Roll over the image and click on the arrow square in the upper right corner to see it larger and print it.