Here's what it looks like once the selected strings are pull out. It's like a templete. Then you just cut along the lines.
I measured out flags & about 4 inches wide & 6 inches long. The iron was very handy because the burlap was very wrinkled. I folded down approx 1 inch on each flag & ironed it to form a crease.
I cut out 10 different pieces
Then I folded them in half & cut out a triangle shape to create the point on the bottom of the flag
Then, I sewed the flap in place.
Then I painted hearts on flags.
And put them on the newspaper to dry.
I used a safety pin to thread jute string through the flags.
Then I hung them from the mantel using gorilla tape. (That stuff will hold anything!)
I love decorating for the Holidays. (I get it from my Mom. When I was growing up, she always had the house festive & made a big deal about every holiday.) Even if Valentines is "a made up Hallmark Holiday," so Hubs says, I Love it! Fortunately, even though he hates it, he amuses me by always buying me flowers.