Personalize your holiday hearth with this fireplace flag craft. It looks especially festive hanging next to your family’s stockings on Christmas Eve!


  • Burlap
  • Jute or other twine
  • Felt
  • Needle and thread
  • Buttons, bells, or other embellishments

Cut identical triangles out of your burlap or linen. Mine have an 8″ base and are 9″ from base to point. Choose your phrase, word or name, and cut out one flag for each letter. If you are doing several words, you can cut out extra flags for the spaces. I decided to do “McDermott.
Draw or trace your letters on to your felt. You can print the letters out from your computer to use as a guide if you want. Make sure they will fit within your flags with some extra space at the top for a little hem.

Center your letters on your burlap flag and pin them down. Using a needle and thread, sew your letters on to the burlap. You can also cut your letters out of felt, but I think the ribbon is a nice touch.

Sew your flags on to your twine by folding a little hem over on the “base” of the triangle (which is now actually the top).

Now, it’s time to embellish! If you have spaces between your words, or if you want to make it a little more festive, cut shapes out of felt and hand sew those on to empty spaces on your flags. You can also use bells or buttons. I cut out little holly leaves out of felt for mine and used red beads as the berries. I also attached a few bells for a little jingle.



How are you decorating your fireplace this year? Share your ideas in the comments below!

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