Garden Flag Door Hanger

April 15, 2016


Typically, in April I dress my home to welcome showers with a really cute tulip stuffed rubber boot. With May on the horizon however, I'm ready to ditch any thoughts of rain and snow and move on to flowers. Unfortunately, my yard hasn't started to bloom yet, so I am adding them to my front door with a sweet garden flag. A little bit of alteration, turned it into a fabulous door hanger.

It's a great option if, like me, you have a tight space between your storm and front doors. It won't get crushed, but adds some seasonal pop!

Here's the super simple DIY.

Garden Flag DIY
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a thin wooden stick

In order to hang the flag and ensure that it would not buckle or wrinkle, I needed to add a straight support. I grabbed a lightweight, flat wooden stick and slid it into the pocked at the top of the flag. I chose a very thin piece of wood, so I would be able to cut it with my scissors. I did not want to have to use any type of saw.


Tools are not my gig. 

Which is fine, because my scissors did a great job. 


With my wood in place, I moved on to making the ribbon hanger. Again, super simple process. I started with a length a ribbon and folded the center into a triangle, so it would hang flat on my front door. A little bit of glue was added to make sure that my fold would stay put.


Then, I hot glued the ends to my flag and cut off any extra. 


When I was done, I made a really big bow. Bows just make everything look better, don't they?

Well, except my hair. 

That stopped being cute in high school. 

Don't judge. It was the 80s. 

Thank you Madonna

Anyway. Back to my spring and summer front door, that is looking gorgeous adorned in ribbon and a blooming bouquet of flowers. 

Garden Flag Door Hanger

I am very happy with the way it turned out. It was an easy DIY project that cost me very little to make and will probably take me straight through to July when I will replace it with my patriotic ribbon wreath.

By then my yard should be blooming on its own!

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68 comments:

  1. Hi Kim, I love how you used a flag to make this pretty door hanger! What a great idea! :)
    Hope you have a wonderful day and weekend.
    Julie xo

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    1. Thanks Julie! I loved the colors so much, I had to find a way to display it! :)

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  2. What a clever idea! I'm doing it Thanks!

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    1. Oh wonderful, Cindy!! Let me know if you do and send me a pic!! :)

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  3. Oh Kim!! I am laughing now...and I won't judge you at all. I was there too (the 80s)
    I don't have anything on my front door this year. I had a wire basket last year but the sparrows built a nest in it and made such a mess! Rather than clean that again I will just wait. But your flag idea would be perfect...they can't mess that up...hopefully. Have a great weekend :)

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    1. The 80s! Questionable fashion for sure…but good music! :) Oh those little birdies, I know! So cute, but yes, messy. Hopefully, this year, they will nest in a tree. It’s probably safer for all involved!

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  4. Those little garden flags are always so cute. This is a great idea. Happy Week End.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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    1. Thanks so much, Kris! I like the colors ~ go figure!

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  5. only my brass door knocker on mine...
    BUT!
    i will be shining it up for all it's worth to celebrate the season.
    I love your colorful and charming flag. and your wit!
    happy spring dear bean! XO♥

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    1. Your shiny brass knocker sounds wonderful, Tammy!! Happy Spring!

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  6. That's really cute! I love garden flags - they are little works of art. Perfect for the door. :)

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    1. Thanks Stacey! I know, aren’t they pretty? I have been in love with the patterns for a bit. I just needed a way to display one that didn’t involve (my still sleepy) garden! :)

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  7. Kim this looks so much better than a regular flag would. Very pretty and what can I say about the red?? I am hosting a new link party and would be honored to have you join us over at Sweet Inspiration. It starts Friday and goes to Tuesday.

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    1. I will check it out Mary! :) Thanks!

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  8. This is such a lovely idea...your spring door hanger looks so pretty Kim!
    Happy weekend!
    Helen xox

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    1. Thanks so much, Helen! Happy weekend to you, too!! :)

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  9. That looks so cute. I love flags, both the little garden ones and the big garden ones. Unfortunately we have so much wind I don't use them. Lovely project and looks so doable.

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    1. I don’t use flags in our yard either, Lorri. The weather really punishes the material and it gets yucky quickly and fades. This way, it’s kind of protected! :) Thanks for the visit!

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  10. Very pretty, Kim. I like the message, too. I don't have anything on my front door right now, but I wish I did. Hugs, Nancy

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    1. Hi Nancy! I like the sentiment as well. It really was a perfect find! :) Hugs to you!

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  11. What a neat use for a garden flag! Love this diy! Oh, and tools are not my gig either. ;)

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    1. Just the idea of going into the workroom or garage to GET the tools is too much for me, Lisa! When I say super simple crafts, I mean like grab the scissors from my desk and go…lazy, I know! ;)

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  12. I love the flag. It is a good thing I don't live near you or I would come over and just steal it. HA! HA!

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    1. Haha! Thanks Betty! That's the best compliment! ;)

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  13. A darling door hanger for sure! I have a lovely rose covered wreath hanging on my front door right now. No roses in the yard, but it sure is nice to have them hanging on the door, lol! Enjoyed your simple DIY project Kim, ... you are a great bow maker! :)

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    1. Thanks so much! This was an easy project and yes, roses on my door are easier to keep than the ones in the yard! ;)

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  14. Cute idea, Kim. I need some new garden flags this year-mine have about had it! Love the rubber boot with tulips you used to do, too. Hope you have a great weekend-xo Diana

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    1. Thanks Diana! I love those flags. I don't have any in my garden, so I gave the door a whirl! ;)

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  15. That is just downright adorable!
    Brenda

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  16. You are so good at creating lovely hangings from unique items, like the Christmas bag you turned into wall art. What a pretty door decoration, and those are the best flowers, no maintenance! You also make fabulous bows, you must have rocked that 80s hair bow back in the day!

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    1. Ha! I would like to think so Audra, but I won't be sharing those photos anytime soon! ;) And thank you for your lovely comment. I take that as high praise coming from the queen of transforming ordinary things into unique and lovely items. :)

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  17. As always...another great idea. Thank you :-)
    Carla
    I will be on Spring Break next week, I will catch up with you soon.

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    1. Thank you, Carla! Enjoy your break!

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  18. Your door hanger is too cute, Kim. Sadly, I can't have anything on my door...it's a rental.

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    1. Well, soon enough you'll have your own and be ready for door decor! ;) I am sure you are counting the days!

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  19. Hello, KIM! Lovely and bright idea to put a smile on your front door!!!! I hope you are well! Thank you for visiting my blog post. Life if busy but I'm trying to keep my creative head above water, you know.

    Have a sensational weekend!

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    1. I know! Right there with you, Anita!! Thanks for making the time to pop by. :)

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  20. Cute idea Kim . . .
    I think I could do this . . .
    I don't put anything on my door
    but to the left of the door I have a metal window box like basket.
    I decorate it with fresh plants.
    Too frosty early for fresh plants outdoors right now . . .
    BUT . . . I think you gave me an idea for a
    springy look for the basket . . .
    (I will let you know soon!)

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    1. Can’t wait to see what you come up with, Lynne!

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  21. I love this and it so happy and Springy and I like how you showed us how to fold the corners:)
    Happy Saturday!
    Jemma

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    1. Thanks Jemma! Glad you found a useful tip! :)

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  22. I have nothing on my front door right now, but you have inspired me to get busy!

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    1. I know you'll create something colorful, Carol!

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  23. I love this idea! With my storm door there are many wreaths I can't use because the door crushes them. This is perfect.

    Right now I have a wreath I made in January but I love it so much & it's worn very well. It's a fabric wrapped straw wreath with felt & fabric roses & hearts & a little chalkboard tag that says 'flourish'. I didn't think I'd like this style as much as I do. I made it at a retreat (the planned craft) & may keep it up until fall.

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    1. Your wreath sounds great Jenny. I love when I make something that I want to see all the time, I say keep it up until it falls apart!! ;)

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  24. I have several garden flags tucked away and never thought of using them except in my garden...My front door is empty and this project would met my energy level right now..that's for inspiring me again, and again!

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    1. Thanks for the kind words Cathy! You just made me smile. :)

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  25. What a wonderful project. I've never thought of that before. Thanks for the instructions. I'll be on the lookout for a new flag. Think mine are too worn to be cute.

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    1. The garden does beat them up. I think mine may fade in the sun, but it won't be exposed to the other elements!

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  26. well this was a great and original idea and turned out beautifully! :)

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  27. That is so cute, Kim! I don't think I have ever bought a garden flag, even though I see them on sale all the time.....may be taking a closer look the next time I see a sale. Right now, I have a large grapevine wreath decorated with Spring & Summer flowers on my front door.

    Warm hugs for a great Sunday!
    Carol

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    1. It sounds lovely, Carol. I wish I had the room for a big, colorful wreath!

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  28. I love this! You are truly creative. I'm off to look at flags, I think I may be able to do this!! ;-D

    Jane

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  29. Once again you wow me with a super cute and yet super simple crafty project!! Love it!!

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    1. And once again, you honor me with a sweet comment! Thank you! :)

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  30. What a great idea for a small area between the doors. I love the saying on the flag and so perfect to give such a warm feeling to enter your home. Love it, and of course the RED bow!!

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    1. Thanks, AnnMarie! Yes, that tight space is always a challenge!

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  31. What a pretty idea, Kim! Love how cheerful and inviting it looks, perfect way to welcome spring to your home! Hugs, Poppy

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    1. Thanks Poppy! I needed a little spring! ;)

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  32. What a welcoming site to greet your guests! Love it! Have a great week.

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    1. Thank Lynn! It is fun and bright! :)

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  33. What a super great creative idea! I love your bow. I have no idea how you made that but it looks great. My next post will be on what is on my door but up until last week it was a Christmas wreath. Lol. I know.

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    1. Thanks Ronda! I can’t make bows either. I cheat! That one is made with a Bowdabra maker. I was a designer for them a few years ago and they sent it to me. Makes all the difference! ;)

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