Happy Tuesday friends! I can hardly believe it is already February, let alone almost Valentine’s Day! I usually am not a huge decorator for the day of love…maybe a little thing here or there, but this year I have felt a little more inspired to do something. I say it is for the kids, but it really brighten’s my work space to have some pretties around. Besides, I know how much my daughter loves things to be a little fancy…a little special. So, I thought a simple Valentine’s Day flag centerpiece would add some flair to our usual empty table, making it special for the holiday.
I used some of my scrap utility fabric for the flags, as well as some wooden dowels I had laying around. No muss, no fuss. Even better, this project was completely no-sew. Sure you could sew your flag, but I personally didn’t feel like bringing out the machine. Nothing a little Liquid Stitch can’t help!
So, you need:
- Two pieces of fabric, each 8″x 5″
- Two wood dowels
- Liquid Stitch
- Fabric paint
- sponge applicator
- freezer paper
Create a 1/2″ seam on two of the long sides and one short side of the fabric using your Liquid Stitch.
With the right side up, apply a strip of Liquid Stitch to the unfinished edge of fabric. Flip the fabric over over, place a dowel and that end with the glue on it, and carefully roll the fabric around the dowel to form a tube. Allow to dry briefly, then gently remove the dowel, being sure not to pull apart your “stitch”.
Cut your shapes from freezer paper and iron on the fabric, being sure to have one flag facing right, one facing left (otherwise you patten will be upside down once you put the dowel in). I cut the heart by hand and the arrows using my Silhouette. Dab on your paint using your sponge. Allow the paint to dry and remove the freezer paper.
Put the flags back on the dowels and you are done!
Stick them in the vessel of your choice for a lovely centerpiece!
Hope you have a fabulous Valentine’s Day…see you next month!