Make it Monday – Happy Flags

Hey there! After yesterday’s sandbagging work out, I wasn’t sure if I’d get our make it Monday post done OR collapse on the bed, exhausted, by 8:00 🙂 BUT – I was lucky enough to fit it in last night as we hid in the basement while the tornado sirens were going off. Fun times.

Today’s make it Monday post is all about Rainbows! In celebration of the fact that EVERYONE can now get married legally in the United States I decided that a door hanging rainbow banner was in order! It’s a very simple project and literally only takes about 15 minutes or so.

You need a sewing machine, but if you don’t have one, there are lots of options for fabric glues at the fabric store.

A rainbow of felt squares.

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And a dowel rod cut one inch wider than the width of your banner.

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So take your felt squares and cut them in half –

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I realized at this point that I didn’t have an indigo color here in my group! Since the tornado siren was blaring, I decided to make due with what I could find at home and thankfully, within my stash I found a color that would work 🙂

(of course today looking at the pride flags after the parade – I don’t think any of them include indigo:/ )

NOW  – Simply sew them together in the color of the rainbow – ROYGBIV.  Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet, long sides together and making sure you are sewing them RIGHT  sides together so the seam is on the back side of each rectangle.

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When you’ve sewn all 7 colors together –  Take a 11/2 inch wide strip of whatever color you want and sew it to the back of the red felt piece –

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This will be where you insert the dowel rod for hanging –

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Tie a string to the dowel rod and hang!! Although you can also use this as a table runner 🙂

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Doesn’t it look pretty?

Bright Blessings!

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