Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Pottery Barn Knockoff Happy Easter Burlap Flag

In case you haven't noticed I might be a little obsessed with Pottery Barn.  Aside from a rare splurge, however, I pretty much stick to clearance items...oh, and items I can knockoff.  Like say...this Happy Easter flag.  I saved myself a cool $39 bucks here and it only took me an hour or so to make this large flag.


I started by cutting a piece of burlap 24" x 36".

I folded over the top two inches and pressed it with a hot iron before sewing across.  This created a pocket for the dowel.


Using my sewing machine, I then zig zag stitched along the two sides and the bottom to keep the burlap from fraying.  It also helps to cut the burlap in a really straight line to stop fraying.

http://www.twoityourself.com/2013/11/how-to-cut-burlap-without-fraying-and.html

I created and cut the stencil on freezer paper using my Silhouette. (Click here for my trick on creating oversized/wider than 12" stencils in Silhouette.)


The bunny is actually a design from a dingbat font. Now I wish I could tell you exactly what font and what letters, but to be honest I actually manipulated the design a bunch and combined two or three different bunny silhouettes from various sources.  (Long story...)  The free font LP Rabbit has a lot of great options for bunny silhouettes and that's where I found the basis of my design.   If you don't have a Silhouette or another die cut machine you can print out your bunny design and then cut it out to create a stencil.  I always recommend using freezer paper for stenciling on fabric including burlap and here's why.

I positioned the stencil, ironed it onto the burlap, and then used my foam blotters and white craft paint to fill it in.  


Once the paint on the bunny was dry I added the 'Happy Easter' stencil.   The text I used was 'Great Vibes" for everything except the 'E'.  The 'E' is from Edwardian Script ITC.


Then it was just a matter of slipping in a dowel at the top and tying jute rope to either end so the flag can be hung up. 

And that cost me a total of $0 since I had everything on hand. Even if you need to buy all supplies this project will cost you less than $10 to make...that's a pretty big savings over the original.




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  1. May your substance be honored with the Essence of God of Easter time! Cheer and commend the supernatural occurrence and triumph of Christ's revival. May God fill your home with harmony, expectation, and love.
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    Acclaim and thank the Lord for His caring gifts! May this excellent springtime present to you the best sentiments of appreciation, love, sympathy, expectation, and confidence.

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