One of my many DIYs for the garden party was to make a new flag! When we moved in, we had a month long debate as to what that pole in the yard was. I was adamant that it was a tetherball pole but the mister swore it was a flag pole. Well he was right and I was wrong. Big surprise ;)
For the past four years, an OU flag has hung out there. I'm not a fan of exterior sports paraphernalia but I let the flag in the backyard slide ;) While we were working on things for the party, we noticed how tattered the ol OU flag was looking and somehow I convinced the mister to let me make a replacement instead of buying a new one! Yay!
I dug around my fabric drawer until I came across this vintage material that I LOVE. It's a slicker fabric, much like a typical flag and I had large amounts of it so it was the winner!
This project took maybe one hour and was so satisfying! I just laid out the fabric over the OU flag and cut a giant rectangle, leaving about 2 inches extra on each side. Then I folded the hem over twice so you couldn't see frayed edges and sewed.
I wanted the end that would hanging from the pole to be nicely reinforced so I found some scraps of some other vintage fabric that was a bit thicker but that didn't clash with the flag fabric. I just folded the end fabric over and sewed down!
Finally, I knocked in some grommets to match where the clips would hit and I was done! By the way, I'm not sure I've ever shared how much I LOVE making grommets! Large, small, whatever! I just love putting them in! I'm weird and I'm ok with that :)
I could not be more pleased! Like I said, SUPER easy and fast and worth it! Now I want to make more for different seasons and one with a beast mascot on it :)
Unrelated to the flag but related to this post is the matter of my dress I was wearing! For the past few years I've made quick stops at Garden Ridge at the beginning of summer to stock up on their summer dresses. I know, Garden Ridge? Dresses? Seriously! They are no more then $10 and have ALL sorts of styles, colors and sizes! In fact, I'm wearing a different one today :) I encourage all of you frugal and fashionable ladies to check them out!