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Dingbat Font Flower Garden Flag (Free Studio Cut File)

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In case you haven't noticed I've been happily doing outdoor projects recently - ahem, my vinyl window garage door makeover.   Today I'm going to share another outdoor project, this one not nearly as involved...or as much of a commitment.  I made this flower pot garden flag using nothing more than a scrap of burlap, a piece of freezer paper, a dingbat font and some paint.

The first thing I did was search for flower dingbat fonts.  I like 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?!

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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.

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This is what my flower design looked like before I cut. It was only then that I realized I made a huge mistake.  My circle border was so thin that it provided no protection against me getting paint outside the circle area.  This is how I should have created the design.  The thickness of this circle would have allowed me a little wiggle room when blotting on the paint because it would have protected the fabric just outside of the painted area.

Do you think I was patient enough to re-cut the above design? No...I was just extra careful when I painted.

Since I'm using this design as a stencil on fabric, I cut it on freezer paper because it adheres very well to fabric when ironed providing a nice tight steal against paint leaks.  Here's the tutorial on freezer paper stencils if you  need it.

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.

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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!

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