Thursday, June 20, 2013

Painted Canvas Flag Bunting - Pottery Barn Style

Hey friends!
 
Summer is here.
 
My favorite time of year.
 
So to celebrate,
 
today I'm making a Flag bunting.
 
 
 
Pin It!
 
I knew I had to make one
 
the other day when I received
 
this email from Pottery Barn.
 
 
 
So festive and summery!
 
 
 
 
So here are the details
 
on how to "get the look".
 
 
Cut 2 pieces of yard canvas 12" x 36".
 
(canvas purchased by the yard on a bolt)
 
(two pieces makes it easier to manage
 
but if you don't want to stitch seams later,
 
cut one long piece 12" x 72")
 
Press.
 
Mark with chalk every 2".
 
 
 
Fold 2" accordion pleats
 
the entire length of the canvas.
 
 
 
 
Cut one end at an angle.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Using a 1/2" guide,
 
pencil in a chevron pattern
 
near the cut edge.
 
You can use tape
 
or just paint along the pencil lines
 
using navy blue.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Mark the other stripe placement
 
and paint.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Use a cloth over top of paint
 
and heat set with the iron.
 
 
Mix instant tea with water
 
and brush on entire canvas.
 
 
 
 
 
 
I top stitched some of the stripes.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Then fold and press.
 
Stitch the two pieces
 
right sides together.
 
 
 
 
Hot glue each pleat near center.
 
Hand stitch on back.
 
Put hot glue in the center.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Add grommet.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Now you have patriotic wall art!
 
In this picture I have it hanging
 
 
 
 
 
It would be fun to have
 
different patterns and sizes
 
to hang in a group.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Pin It!
 
I hope your summer is off to a great start,
 
Deb
 
 
 
 
 
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34 comments:

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

You thought of every last detail Deb! It looks almost exactly like the original, but I like yours better because it's hand made. It also has your particular style of painting, which I'm beginning to be able to recognize. :) I could see this idea being used in so many ways for so many seasons. And I love it on that Barnwood Backdrop (still one of my favorite projects of yours). Well done!

Debbie

Diane @ The Checkered Apple said...

Absolutely fabulous Deb! What a great piece for the summer too!

Jamie Hoover said...

Great job....It's as nice as the Pottery Barn version! Love that you used the gromet to hang it, too....Very professional detail!

Jamie | andersonandgrant.blogspot.com

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

So fantastic--I was thinking of making one yesterday out of paper for my front door. Decided the paper was too flimsy so made a wood star instead. Love the canvas for a much more permanent one! Going to share on Facebook!

20 North Ora said...

Another fantastic project! Love the bunting. And your creativity.

Judy

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Adorable with a capital "A"...! Love it!

cindy the cottage chick said...

Super cute! I love that you see something and figure out a way to replicate it :) Thank for the tutorial!

Cindy said...

Love this!! You're so creative!! Thanks for sharing!!:)

Bev Carter said...

What a lovely project. Your tutorial was absolutely perfect. Can't wait to try this.
Thanks for sharing,
Have a wonderful weekend,
Bev
@ Eclectic Red Barn

Leah said...

I saw these and pinned them. I was going to pull out my 4th decorations this morning. Thanks for the tutorial and reminder!

Ritchil Shafer said...

I love how this turned out! Pinning!

Ritchil
http://chengand3kids.blogspot.com/

Mindi@MyLove2Create said...

Totally cute!! Even better than the original!

Jeannine Aderhold said...

Thanks for figuring it all out and sharing it with us.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love the awesome vintage feel Deb!

npfoto said...

This is fabulous. Thanks for sharing an easy to follow tutorial for such a great piece!

KC Coake said...

What a cute patriotic bunting! Love it.
KC

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love these! I saw them in the store awhile back and wondered how they were able to get the burlap so stiff. I hope I have time to make some using your tutorial before the 4th, if not, I'll be pinning it for next year! Thanks for sharing!

thistlewoodfarm said...

Check you out!!! You rock!!

Pottery Barn ain't got nothing on you :)

Have a blessed and wonderful day!!

A Thrifter in Disguise said...

This is awesome! I saw them hanging in my local PB and thought about trying to replicate. Now I'll have your instructions if I do! It looks great! Thanks for sharing. |Kristen

Debra Oliver said...

wow, I love this! you did a great job putting this together, I'm featuring this post today at Be Inspired! thanks for joining in!

Jann Olson said...

Oh wow, I love this! I saw that pic in PB and drooled, but did I think of trying to make one? That would be a big fat, NO! Hopped over from Common Ground. Now a new follower. I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. It's all about sharing what makes you happy. Would love if you shared.
hugs,
Jann

Patti said...

Amazing! I love this! Wow! And, you did a fantastic tutorial!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Deb,
This is such a cute idea...so happy that I came by to see how you made it. Thanks so much for sharing with us how you made it step by step.

Blessings,
Linda

Jody and Stan said...

Would love for you to share this creative project at SImple & Sweet Fridays! Love the tutorial, great job!

Take Care,
Jody

Claire @ A Little Claireification said...

Thank you SO much for linking up at my Best Of The Weekend party!! Congrats!! You will be FEATURED when the party goes live tonight at 8PM EST.
And here’s another secret… starting tonight we'll have THREE hosts at the party so triple exposure and EVERYONE gets pinned! Yay!! :)
We can’t wait to see you there {and please spread the word via social media too if you are able!!}. So VERY appreciated!!
xoxo

Jennifer Hughes said...

I saw this on a 4th of July roundup and just had to pin it. I hope you’ll share your best post of the week on my Friday Flash Blog Linky Party going on ALL weekend at The Jenny Evolution.

Jennifer
thejennyevolution.com

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Deb, I love this and you did a fabulous job! Thanks for sharing your project at the Open House party and check out tonight's party for your feature.
xx,
Sherry

Jann Olson said...

Hi Deb, just hopping by to let you know that I will be featuring you at Share Your Cup tonight.
hugs,
Jann

Down to Earth Style said...

This is so creative and pretty! Great project! Pinning...

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So cute~ I love it! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Trina said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you! This is just so much fun, can't wait to get started on one.

Jennifer Woodward said...

Absolutely wonderful! I mean really wonderful!! Thank you for providing the well detailed tutorial/description. I'm pinning this. Such a fab idea. Again, many thanks for the lovely inspiration.

Dawn@ We Call It Junkin.com said...

How clever you are! It looks great. Have a happy & safe 4th. -Dawn

Cathy Compeau said...

I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

Hugs, Cathy