Easy DIY Garden Flag

I love decorating my garden area with new flags and yard art but I don’t want to spend extra money on them right now. So this weekend I found some red and white checked placemats in a cabinet that I was no longer using and decided that they would be perfect to turn into an easy garden flag. Turn old placemats into a garden flag with some heat transfer vinyl and your Cricut.

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Easy DIY Garden Flag

I love working outside at my picnic table where I can enjoy the great outdoors and the sound of the birds. So I decided to create a simple vinyl transfer that said Welcome to my garden office! This is an easy project with your Cricut and two straight stitches on your sewing machine. (No sewing machine? Use hot-glue instead!)

Materials Needed:

  • Fabric (I used an old placemat)
  • Cricut
  • Heat Transfer Vinyl
  • Iron/Easy Press
  • Garden Flag Holder
  • Sewing Machine (or hot glue gun)


Design your project in Cricut Design Space. Remember to flip your image when you print on heat transfer vinyl so you can apply it easily to your fabric.

Flip the end of your placemat over and sew two straight seams to create a tube so you can slide the flag onto your flagpole.

Hang your new garden flag in your outdoor office and enjoy! Now that I realize how easy it is to make a garden flag using fabric placemats and my Cricut machine, I’m already thinking about other custom flags I can make.

What will you make? I’d love to see your new easy garden flags!

Looking for other inexpensive yard decor? How about a directional sign using scrap wood and some vinyl as a stencil?

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  1. Sharon, your garden office flag is terrific! I love your use of different kinds of lettering. It makes it so interesting.

  2. What a wonderful idea. Thanks Sharon!
    I hope that you and your sweet family are staying safe and healthy during this crazy time.

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