Wednesday, 6 February 2013

How To Make Valentine's Straw Flags + Free Printable

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

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