Hip! Hip! Hooray! Father's Day is this weekend and if you have 30 minutes and $3.00 you can make this flag and fly it for your favorite father! Now, say that 3 times, real fast!
The flag looks like it's always flying (and not saggy) because it is wired!
Are you in?
What you will need:
A solid color quarter sized scrap of fabric (I cut my quarter in half)
White fabric paint
Fabric glue or hem tape
Freezer paper (to make your stencil OR you can stamp your fabric paint on)
Hot glue and to glue gun
thing gage wire
A marker (to draw you stencil design)
Cut your fabric quarter in half, lengthwise.
Cut out a rectangular square of freezer paper the size of your fabric.
Fold the freezer paper in half, cut out a heart.
Inside the cut-out heart, write the name of dad (or have the kids write the name--which would be even better). Cut out the name.
Set your iron to the dry setting then iron the freezer paper stencil (slick side down) onto the fabric so the heart is in the center. Arrange the "D-A-D" letters int he center and iron them on as well.
Once your freezer paper is ironed-on, using a small roller brush or sponge stamp apply your white fabric paint. Be sure to lay down some paper on top of your work surface or the paint will bleed through. Also, make sure to lift the fabric off of that paper while drying so it doesn't stick to it!
Allow the paint to dry. Ours dried outside in about 20 minutes. Remove the freezer paper.
Flip the flag over and iron a 3/4- 1/2 inch seam around the three outer sides. Slip wire the length of each side underneath and using either fabric glue or seam tape seal the seam on top of the wire. Do the same for all three outer sides.
Leave some remaining wire on the side that will be affixed to the dowel. Wrap that wire around the dowel to help secure the fabric then continue to roll the fabric around the dowel using hot glue to help secure the fabric to the wood.