July 26, 2019 2 min read

The newest and hottest rage in garden decorating this year is burlap flags. If you're tired of having ordinary fabric flags, then having a flag in your garden that is made of burlap would be a nice change. Burlap has had a bad reputation in the past for being coarse, as it has a rough texture, as well as bland since it comes in a standard beige color. However, thanks to craft stores, artists and designers alike, this classic fabric has gotten a new found glory by being transformed into beautiful burlap garden flags. Here are a few things to know about burlap garden flags. 

What is Burlap?

Burlap Flag

Burlap is a type of fabric. This fabric is often rough in texture as it has thick strands of different plant fibers, such as jute, vegetable or hemp, that are loosely woven together. Also, burlap is a popular material when making nets, ropes, bags and other similar types of materials as well as garden flags! In addition, burlap comes in a beige brown color but can be painted on top of or dyed in any color. This unique fabric is lightweight and can be easily cut. In fact, you might know this fabric by another name such as Hessian or Crocus. An interesting thing to know about burlap is that it is strong, durable and waterproof. As a result, burlap is a popular fabric to use outdoors as well as indoors. 

How to Use Burlap as a Garden Flag

USA Burlap Flag

Burlap can easily be purchased at many craft stores as well as home renovation stores and gardening centers. In fact, you might already have some burlap lying around in your home right now! Burlap is widely accessible and cheap which, in turn, makes it an amazing craft material to have on hand. You can easily buy a premade burlap garden flag or you can always be creative and make your own. Since burlap is rigid, it is not recommended that you have a burlap garden flag on a traditional flag pole since you won’t get that classic blowing in the wind effect that you would get from usual flags made from the standard flag materials. Instead, many garden flags hang vertically, in contrast to horizontally, from a metal frame that is usually in an inverted L shape. You can have your burlap garden flag in any size.

To add on to this, you can also have your burlap garden flag in any shape, although upside down triangles, squares, rectangles and pennant shapes tend to be the most popular shapes. To continue, you can have any design that you wish on your burlap garden flag. Some of the most common images include nature-inspired elements such as wildlife and plants, as well as numbers and words. 

American Burlap Flag

Due to these facts, as well as countless others that have yet to be mentioned, it’s clear to see why burlap garden flags are making a huge breakthrough in the world of art and outdoor decorating. A burlap garden flag will make a great addition to any garden and is perfect if you are looking to add a rustic feel to your home. So what type of burlap garden flag will you get? The possibilities are endless! 

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