I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again: I pride myself as being a Do-It-Yourself kind of gal.
One of my greatest crafting pleasures is raiding my stash and making unique embellishments. DIY Stickpins anyone?
But I digress. Lately, I’ve been admiring the cupcake flags I’ve been seeing on Etsy.
I liked them so much that I decided to try my hand at making some for my cards.
All you need to make your own DIY flags is:
- strong glue
- strips of paper
- pearls or gems
Here’s what you do:
Start with a strip of patterned paper. Cover one side with glue.
Set a toothpick in the middle of the paper. Fold the paper over the toothpick so you have a flag.
Finish your flag by cutting a notch out of the end of it. If you are feeling adventurous, consider cutting a triangle at the end of your flag rather than cutting out a notch. Then, add a pearl or gem to the top of the toothpick. If the pearl’s a little loose, slather some glue on the end of your toothpick.
I used my DIY flags on two cards. Here I hung them sideways.
And here I cut triangles at the end of my flags. To give them a little extra pop, I added buttons. I think flowers or die cuts would be fun to embellish with, too.
Ready to make some flags of your own?
I’ve got a fun prize to get you started making them. Leave a comment here and I’ll pick two of you to win a 6×6 paper pad from the Victoria Gardens collection by Echo Park Paper Co. (which I used in my cards above)! All comments must be received by midnight (MDT) on Thursday, Aug. 11.
Yours in flag making fun,
Paper Crafts Go-to Gal