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Thu. Jun 3, 2010 by Justin    The Latest

Old Fashioned Lemonade: DIY Flags

Hi! It's Julia checking in with our first installment of DIY goodness!

I saw him on Marthastewartweddings.com and it was over- I knew we had just found the last piece to the Old Fashioned Lemonade themed puzzle. There he was, the cutest little ring bearer, in the cutest little suit, holding the cutest little flag, EVER. We all agreed, those flags had to be part of our DIY extravaganza! Sadly (don't worry it has a happy ending!), the cutest little ring bearer doesn't live in CT, so we had to mix it up a little bit. We decided to make flags for the bridal party instead- and decorate them with cute little sayings like Yay and Hooray. I don't mean to brag, but we LOVE them- love them, love them- maybe even a little bit more than the original!!



The best part of this project is that it's rather simple to put together! We started with some pretty paper (pictured here is 12X12 craft paper from Martha Stewart- available at Micheal's!), a ruler, pen, and a rotary trimmer. We also have dowels, a cutting board, double sided tape, and some ribbon waiting in the wings to be used a little bit later.



We trimmed the 12x12 craft paper down to 8.5x11 so it would fit into the printer. And then printed out some cute phrases on the craft paper. The font we chose is called Zapfino. So far so good!!



After printing them, we used the cutting board, rotary trimmer, and ruler to cut the flags out.



The dowels I bought were twice as long as we needed (36 inches)- so we measured them and cut them down to 18 inches each. In case you're wondering, they measure 3/16" around. We're getting closer!



Next, we carefully wrapped the edge of the flag around the dowel, securing it with double sided tape.



OOPS!!! LOL



After we fixed my little mistake, we noted there was a wee bit of paper sticking out after being rolled around the dowel, so we trimmed that off. If you look at the upside down Hooray you can see what I mean. We also decided it looked cute when some of the dowel stuck out from the top. Finally, we tied a pretty yellow ribbon around the dowel and left the ends long so they can blow in the breeze.



Finished!



We made a bunch of these, with multiple sayings on them. But you have to wait until AFTER the workshop to see them!

We can't wait to share more of our DIY projects with you!! Next up: paper flag garlands!











 

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