The first thing I did was search for flower dingbat fonts. I like dafont.com so I searched through their 'nature' category until I found a flower I liked. The 'h' on "Janda Flower Doodles" font caught my eye so I downloaded and installed the font onto my computer. Click here for a full tutorial on how to download and install new fonts in Silhouette Studio.
Once the font was in Studio, I simply typed the lowercase 'h' using the font and I got my flower design. Aren't dingbat fonts an amazing resource for FREE cut files?!
The flower is pretty, but I wanted to kind of frame it out in a circle. I went with the weld into a frame method using compound paths. If you're unsure how to do that, I have a step by step tutorial on how to weld into a frame here...and also a explanation of compound paths.
Do you think I was patient enough to re-cut the above design? No...I was just extra careful when I painted.
I weeded the designed centered the freezer paper stencil on a scrap piece of burlap that I had - it's probably 10" x 7" - and used my iron to press it onto the burlap. Then I used my foam pouncers to paint the stencil. I immediately removed the freezer paper and was left with this pretty design.
Once it was dry, I folded over and sewed down the top to make a pocket for a garden flag stake (yes that's an old wire hanger I have converted into a flag pole.) I also zig zag stitched around the sides and bottom to prevent the burlap from fraying. Now my flower garden flag is sitting pretty in a potted plant on my patio.
You can download the Free Studio Cute file to make a garden flag of your own at the very end of this post. But first I'd love for you to check out some of the flower-inspired projects some of my blogging friends have been crafting this spring with their Silhouettes!
1. Create & Babble // 2. Kate's Paper Creations // 3. Please Excuse My Craftermath // 4. Tried & True // 5. unOriginal Mom // 6. Mama Sonshine // 7. Adventures in All Things Food & Family // 8. The Experimental Home // 9. The Outlandish Momma // 10. Whats Next Ma // 11. Dream a Little Bigger // 12. Silhouette School // 13. Creative Ramblings // 14. Our Rosey Life // 15. Bringing Creativity 2 Life // 16. Practically Functional // 17. Minted Strawberry // 18. Two Purple Couches // 19. Simply Kelly Designs // 20. Grey Luster Girl // 21. TitiCrafty // 22. My Mom Made That // 23. Architecture of a Mom // 24. My Paper Craze // 25. The Sensory Emporium // 26. Ginger Snap Crafts // 27. Mabey She Made It // 28. McCall Manor //
Thanks for coming to class today at Silhouette School. If you like what you see, I'd love for you to pin it!