June 16, 2015

Freedom Flags

This Summer I have a made a bucket list of projects I'd like to make.  I saw some flags on Pinterest and Instagram and they soon made it to the top of my list.  My daughter's birthday is July 4th so it's always a big celebration around our house.  

I started by collecting lots of vintage trims, ribbons and old table runners.  That blue piece was perfect for my stars.  
I laid out my design and started trimming yards and yards of vintage trims.  
I stitched them all into place and just kept on creating since I had extra vintage materials on hand. 
 I went with a bohemian vintage look and kept everything look pretty rustic and raw.  Jordan helped me cut some limbs from the timber behind our house.  We got many a mosquito bite while collecting these limbs that we used to hang our flags.
 I added some details like these circles of old quilts I had in my stash. 
 Reds, whites and blues....including old trims from chenille quilts, binding strips, old faded jeans and ric rac.
 Crocheted blue stars steal the show if you ask me. 
 We ended up with some pretty cool creations I call Freedom Flags.  So perfect for showing your patriotic side and just in time for the July 4th celebrations. 
 Here are two of them hanging from my porch, complete with hanging ferns and party lights.  They look so pretty swaying in the breeze.
I kept a few for myself and there's a couple left in my shop right HERE.  They'll ship out quickly so you can decorate for the 4th.  Hope you enjoy.


sophie said...

I told you already that I love these flags:) if only us frnech had a front porch in our houses I would have gotten one!! truly beautiful! yay! did you change your blog design? or did I not notice it before? hugs ps: I am taking the watercolor craftsy class!!

noricoleman.typepad.com said...

Adorable and so creative! Looks great on the porch!

Unknown said...

Super cute!!

Katie Skiff said...

Those are super fun as well as different then the normal décor!! Good job!!

Patty B said...

These have inticed me to get busy and see if I can find some materials to make one! I love them!!!

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Oh these flags are gorgeous Michelle!!!! I LOVE how vintage and chic they look, yet have that rustic and raw look too. You did a great job with these, they are gorgeous!

Jennifer Scull said...

oh my gosh, this is pretty dad gum fabulous! sure with this post had hit my inbox before they had sold out.... sure would have looked spectacular on my front porch. ;)

you are so wicked talented, lady! :)

Whitney M said...

Absolutely beautiful! If you ever make more please let me know!!! I'm on the hunt for my own vintagey finds!

Dawn F. said...

I had seen these on Pinterest as well. I need to such for trims this summer. The star runner was such a find for these! Beautiful job!

craftykellyj said...

These flags are so beautiful! So rustic looking. I love them!

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