Best Garden Mini Flag Tips You Will Read This Year

There are many types of yard flags available on the market, such as a garden mini flag,  individual flags on flag poles. Most flags can be bought in stores or online, however if you want to make a custom flag, they are easy as pie to make for yourself if you have minimal sewing skills, or even if you don’t.

House Flags

A house flag is an outside wall hanging version of a lawn and garden flag. They come in different sizes and shapes depending on your needs. House flags are usually made from vinyl material that will last longer than cloth ones. You may also find them with other materials like canvas or nylon. The most common size is 4 feet by 6 feet but there are some larger versions out there too. If you need something bigger for your garden mini flag then just ask around at local home improvement shops.

The best thing about these flags is that they are very affordable compared to their outdoor counterparts. So whether it’s for a party, wedding reception, graduation ceremony, birthday celebration, anniversary, holiday event, etc., you’ll definitely get what you pay for when buying one of these indoor flags.

Double Sided Garden Outdoor Yard Flags

A double sided yard flag is a good choice as it ensures no matter which way the wind blows, that your yard flag is going to still look good. It has two sides so you can choose whichever side looks better. These flags are great because they’re not only durable but they’re also weatherproof. This means that they won’t fade away after being exposed to rain, snow, sun, heat, cold, humidity, dust, dirt, mud, insects, birds, animals, etc. A yard flag also serves as a great piece of summer decor.

If you’ve got kids who love playing outdoors, this type of flag would be perfect for them since it doesn’t require any maintenance whatsoever. All you have to do is hang it up once every few months and maybe wipe off the surface where dirt collects. That’s all!

Vintage Design

Vintage design yard flags are usually made of fabric and vintage style prints. Vintage designs include old-fashioned patterns, floral motifs, geometric patterns, and more. Some people prefer using vintage designs over modern styles simply because they feel nostalgic whenever they see them. Others use them because they think they add character to their yards. Whatever reason you might have for choosing vintage designs, we hope our list below helps you decide which one fits your taste.

Graphic Designs

Another popular option among homeowners is graphic designs. Graphic designs are often used indoors because they tend to attract attention wherever they go. But unlike vintage designs, graphic designs aren’t necessarily limited to certain themes. There are plenty of options ranging from sports logos to movie characters to famous celebrities. And while they’re mostly seen inside homes, they can easily work well in gardens too.

Mini Garden Flag Materials

If you choose the creative route of making your own garden mini flag, you’re going to need a few things. All of which are conveniently located on this list:

  • One yard of lightweight nylon fabric OR one yard heavier canvas material.
  • Sewing Machine, OR Dritz Stitch Witchery
  • Fabric Paints
  • Foam Stencil Brush
  • Stencil Mylar
  • Razor Knife or Craft knife to cut your stencil.
  • Steam Iron
  • Atenia Burlap or heavy-duty burlap
  • Wooden pole – this will be your flag pole.

Many of those we see to purchase are embroidered, or appliqued with various animals, organizations emblems or other designs that are easy to duplicate using freehand painting or stenciling techniques if you’re more at ease that kind of decorating. We’ve duplicated some of those shown here using simple techniques in stitching, fabric paints and stencils to offer inexpensive methods of creating your own garden flags, or using a heavier fabric, hangings that are more hardy and don’t blow in the wind quite so much so if you’ve got a zen garden or your planning on making one it won’t disturb you as much  so if you’ve got a zen garden or your planning on making one it won’t disturb you as much .

Materials you will need:

  • One yard of lightweight nylon fabric OR one yard heavier canvas material.
  • Sewing Machine, OR Dritz Stitch Witchery
  • Fabric Paints
  • Foam Stencil Brush
  • Stencil Mylar
  • Razor Knife or Craft knife to cut your stencil.
  • Steam Iron

Mini Garden Flags: Directions

  • Using your printer print out the mylar with the stencil design of your choice.
  • Cut the stencil using the exacto or razor knife.
  • Cut your material to the size you’d like your flag to be.
  • If you are using a sewing machine to stitch your flag, turn under the raw edges of your flag and iron the seams til they are crisp and stitch in place. You can make a square flag or if you prefer, a pennant style with a peak at the bottom. Using a 1/2 inch seam allowance hem three sides of the flag.
  • At the top, you are going to need two seams, so we’re going to use a two inch seam allowance. Use a rod pocket style pattern to leave at least a one inch rod pocket for the flags hanging
  • If you’re going to hem using the “Stitch Witchery” follow the directions on the package to hem the flag, making sure to leave at least a one inch pocket for hanging at the top.
  • Using your stencils and fabric paint, stencil your design onto the flag, making sure to use a heavy enough hand that the stencil paints will go well into the fabric, leaving no bare spots on the fabric.
  • Allow an hour for your paints to dry and then, using a damp towel, place it across the top of the design and iron it to heat set the paint.

Step-by-Step Tips

One of the best places we’ve come across for inexpensive flag holders for your garden is located at Garden Flags.com where they can be purchased for under fifteen dollars.

We’ve included a few stencil patterns below for your use, and you may find more like these at Stencils .com which are free of charge for your use. Check out this video for clear visual representation of the steps.