Let it, Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow…

I can hear that song in my head, now that winter is officially here.

So what better way to say hello to January, than with this cute little guy enjoying all that snow in the garden.

This fusible applique 14″ X 27″ garden flag is quick and easy to do with just a few supplies.

Let It Snow Outdoor Snowman Garden Flag

Let It Snow Outdoor Snowman Garden Flag Supplies

1/2 – yard light blue background fabric

1/2 – yard backing fabric

1/4 – yard white fabric for snowman

1 fat quarter brown fabric for hat and arms

Scraps of dark brown for hat top and brim, black for eyes, mouth, buttons, and words,

orange for nose, and white for background snow

HeatNBond EZ Print Lite and HeatNBond®Lite fusible web

ThermOWeb Pressing Paper or parchment paper

HeatNBond Liquid Vinyl

Chalk Marker

Applique Pressing Sheet

Foam brush or fine bristle paintbrush

Thread to match

Teflon Sewing Machine Foot

Start by downloading the free pattern “LET IT SNOW”

Cut 2 – 14 1/2” x 27 1/2″ pieces of fabric for the flag. Print pattern pages out on HeatNBond EZ Print Lite or trace on HeatNBond®Lite fusible web, and you’re ready to go.

Once you have cut out your applique shapes, just fuse to the flag and stitch using your favorite method. Assemble the front and back and you’re ready to protect your flag from the weather.

HeatNBond Liquid Vinyl makes it so easy. 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. You can also welcome your guests with them hanging on your door. A dowel rod and a couple of wreath hangers make it so easy to hang and change out as you wish.

Here is my tip of the day…We all know how difficult it is to cut circles, by hand. You can take the stress out of that with “Crafters Edge” circle dies. I consider it a must, in my quilting supplies. Wink Wink!

Happy New Year and “Let it Snow”!

 

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