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Wednesday, February 06, 2013

How To Make Valentine's Straw Flags + Free Printable

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Have you noticed those cute straw or cupcake flags?
 Have you wanted to try them but don't know where to begin? I am going to show you how easy it is and share a FREE printable so you can make some adorable straw flags for Valentine's Day!
Step 1. Print out the free printable sheet of Valentine's Flags you can find here:
{This sheet is enough for 9 flags.}

 Step 2. Score the straw flags down the center with a scoring tool {a ruler and blunt side of a butter knife will also work.} This will give you a crisp folding line for the flags.
{The scoring mark for a 8.5 x 11 sheet will be 4.25 inches from each side, but please measure to be sure!}
 Step 3. Fold the straw flag sheet in half as shown.
 Step 4. Trim the folded sheet of  flags to desired width and length with a paper trimmer or scissors. If the flags are to be used on toothpicks for cupcakes, the flags should be small. For drinking straws, the flags will be trimmed to a larger size.
 Step 5. Using small scissors, trim ends of flags into a V as shown. {I usually just eyeball it to trim.}
 Step 6. Open up the flags with the print side facing down. Use a glue stick to apply glue to the entire strip and then wrap the glue side around the straws as shown.
{To get the cutest straws on planet earth, go here.}
 Step 7. Place the pretty straws in a mason jar and stand back & admire the amazing job you did!
I made some of these straws for our house....just because they are pretty!
And the flags are also perfect for PENCILS too!
I hope some of you will make them too!
Looking for some other Valentine's projects:
And don't forget to take a peek at these boards on Pinterest:

{And special thanks to Greenmunch for feeding my addition to pretty straws! }


This post is linked to:
The Party Bunch

11 comments:

Kelli said...

Thank you for the free printable! I have some cute straws that I was going to use for dinner on Valentine's day.

JoKnows said...

This is so sweet Angie! I bet Valentine's Day is fun at your house. :)

Jo
http://www.womaninreallife.blogspot.ca/

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

Simply adorable and they look so cute in the decorated jar too!

Michelle {The Purple Pumpkin Blog} said...

A sweet printable :) Thank you for sharing!

I wanted to let you know that I've nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! *Fanfare* If you'd like to pass it along, just copy the rules and have fun!

Happy Friday! xx

Cheryl Kirkness said...

Such a sweet added touch! Thanks for sharing the printable.

Melissa SerendipityandSpice said...

Aw...those are soooo cute-- and simple! So fun!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Super cute Angie! Sharing this over on our FB page tonight! ;0

Melanie {Reasons To Skip The Housework} said...

Such a sweet centerpiece. Love them! I'd love for you to come link this up at my Tuesday Time Out!
Melanie Reasons To Skip The Housework

חתולי8 said...

great idea! Thank's
Lior :)

Aiming4Simple said...

This would work great with pencils too! Thanks for the printable!

Barb Marshall said...

Those straws are adorable. Also like the idea another reader suggested of using pencils too. Thanks for sharing. Visiting via 'ThePartyBunch' link up

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