Garden flags fluttering in the breeze, are welcoming, colorful additions to a home. Have you ever wondered how how to create your own garden mini flag?
Well then this simple tutorial on How to Sew a Mini Flag, filled with DIY step by step pictures and directions is for you! Once you master the basic technique, you will be able to sew any kind of mini flag you want, from patriotic stars and stripes, holiday flags, birth announcements and so much more, creating the perfect DIY flag for every occasion or holiday in life! This flag is perfect for beginning sewers with minimal sewing skills, taking a whopping 15 minutes to sew up. It was the simplest sewing project ever, very similar to sewing napkins!View/Add Comments
Fence pickets, or simple fence posts, are one of my all time favorite DIY garden decorating items. Pretty gothic topped fence posts are inexpensive and can pull together a garden look for a few dollars and a few minutes of your time.
Fence pickets can take on any look, from formal Victorian to country garden, depending on how you paint these frugal decorating gems. The variety is endless, variable and full of fun options to make your garden come alive!View/Add Comments
Head into any craft store and you will find a dazzling array of wooden crafts, signs, decorations and all matter of things to decorate a patriotic front porch with. Some are simple, others cutesy, and others a bit more complicated.
Now think for a moment about what you may have lurking in your basement or garage. Do you have stars, flags, wood cut outs anywhere? How about simple, plain pieces of wood. Dig through what you have and see, you might be pleasantly surprised at the treasure trove of goodies you already own!View/Add Comments
Patriotic plantings really bring out the Americana theme on your front porch and garden beds. At our last home, we had a gorgeous porch, with white rocking chairs just begging you to sit and have iced tea, surrounded by garden beds. I was able to sculpt joy with flowers, to my heart’s content. All of the photos in this article are the first and second year of the garden, before the plants were fully mature, and filled in. We had had a late frost on Easter, and it wreaked havoc on the tender plants, but it is still lovely!
But as life would have it, that lovely Southern porch and the pretty home it belonged to are gone, a casualty of the economy and our downsize! That being said, it was still my favorite garden ever, the front porch had such potential, so why not enjoy the pictures?View/Add Comments
It is amazing how a fresh coat of paint can change the entire look of your porch. Our house number sign, address plaque, house number, whatever you want to call it, was looking old and raggedy. Note the rusting shiny brass finish, the decaying look and dirty white board? Day after day, we walked past the bedraggled sign, without ever paying a moment of attention to HOW it actually looked.View/Add Comments