I'm SOOO excited to have Laurie here today to share a tutorial with you guys! Her blog is so cute and she's so sweet - one of my first blog friends! Yesterday we had the interview and at least one of us got an idea for the next amazing thing to order at Sonic and today we have an awesome project....
Hi there! I'm Laurie and I blog at Scene of Sublime (formerly Scene of the Grime). I'm so honored to be guesting here at The Crafty Scientist today. I just love Mel and - she is one of the most creative bloggers in blogland in my opionion - so it is a blast to be in her house!
Today I’m sharing CREATIONS using materials I ALREADY HAD ON HAND (something I love to do because I am a thrifty AND creative gal) - FABRIC FLAG ART!
I made both a national and state flag. I used two particle board pieces we had around the house for some reason. Both wood pieces were about 20 inches by 24 inches. I covered each piece with off-white fabric I had purchased from a thrift store at some point. Whenever I see neutral color fabrics in good shape at the thrift store or in the scrap bin at WalMart, I usually buy them (for cheap!). I used a red bandana for the US flag stripes and blue fabric scraps for the stars background and the SC flag background.
As you can see, I had some serious help making the American flag – just call her Little Betsy Ross! Her role consisted mainly of napping on the project.
SC Flag ~ The Palmetto State
The Palmetto tree and moon on the SC flag are cut from paint dropcloth fabric I had left over from the dining room and living room curtains I made a few months ago.
I really like how these turned out – especially the FREE part!
Once again, I have so enjoyed being here at The Crafty Scientist today! Thanks so much, Mel! I would love for Mel's readers to come see me over at Scene of Sublime - I have lots of fun and creative crafts, decor, food, tips and thrifty ideas for you there! See you soon!
Thanks you SOOOO much for sharing, Laurie! I LOVE the South Carolina flag in particular... might have to find some SC fabric. Or my own little Betsy Ross. Be sure to check out Laurie at her blog, Scene of Sublime! Thanks again, Laurie!