Here comes Peter Cottontail. Hopping down the bunny trail…
This garden flag will be sure to delight in your yard this Easter, and Thermoweb Liquid Vinyl will protect it from the weather.
Easter Bunny Garden Flag
With just a few supplies you will be on your way to making your own flag or door hanger.
Start by downloading the free pattern Easter Garden Flag
1/2 – yard background fabric
1/2 – yard backing fabric
1 – fat quarter light brown for rabbit
Scraps of Pink for tummy, muzzle, inner ear, toe pads and tail.
Red for tulip. Green for stem, leaf, and lettering.
2 – blues for bow and inner bow
HeatNBond EZ Print Lite or HeatNBond®Lite fusible web
ThermOWeb Pressing Paper or parchment paper
HeatNBond Liquid Vinyl
White acrylic paint and a stylus
Chalk Marker or marking pencil
Foam brush or fine bristle paintbrush
Thread to match or contrast
Teflon Foot for sewing machine
Easter Bunny Garden Flag Instructions
Cut 2 – 14 1/2″ x 27 1/2″ pieces for the flag front and back.
First, print pattern pages out on HeatNBond EZ Print Lite or trace on HeatNBond®Lite fusible web. Rough cut pattern pieces from fusible sheets and fuse to reverse side fabrics, following manufacturer’s directions. When cool cut out all appliques and layout on your background fabric. All the information you need is included in the free pattern.
Stitch appliques using your favorite method.
When it comes to making those little white dots in the pupils of the eyes, I like to use acrylic paint and a stylus. A little dab and you’re all set. It takes very little paint. It’s a good idea to practice on a scrap piece of fabric first. Once it is completely dry you can press it with an iron to set the paint.
Assemble the front and back and you’re ready to protect your flag from the elements with HeatNBond Liquid Vinyl. It paints on easily with a foam brush or my favorite 2″ fine bristle paintbrush that cleans up easily with just water.
You choose the amount of protection you want by applying multiple layers.
1 coat – water and stain-resistant
2 coats – waterproof and stain-resistant
3 coats – waterproof and stain-resistant with a semi-gloss oilcloth finish
Once dry, cover with Pressing Paper or parchment paper and press according to the manufacturer’s directions.
Your flag is now ready to hang in your garden. I have designed my flags, using the “Gray Bunny Garden Flag Stand”. It’s a nice tall 51” x 15” wide stand you can find on Amazon HERE for under $20.
It makes a great wall hanging or table topper, too!
You are ready to let the egg hunt begin. Happy Easter!
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