Thursday, February 24, 2011

[Crafty Lady] Your Flagged!

Up next in the series of "Crafty Ideas I've been Stealing from Etsy"... are little cupcake and hors d'œuvre tooth pick flags. (such an official name)...

When I first started looking for fun things to do... like my scrapbook paper pennant and my Lucky blocks, I came across these cute little flags.

St. Patrick's Day Cupcake Flags - GoAgainstTheGrain

I almost ordered them, but 12 for $13 (with shipping) put me off since I have a TON of paper and all the supplies to DIY.  So I googled and found a bunch of cute ideas and styles and few 'how to's' along the way.

And surprisingly enough, that last image is very similar to the flags I created.

First I started with a sheet of green plaid scrapbook paper.  I cut the paper in strips just less than an 1" wide and about 2" long.

Then I folded them in half to get a centered crease for the tooth pick.

I originally used some spray adhesive, but the fumes got to me and I switched over to coating the inside with some Mod Podge, both worked equally as well as a glue that didn't saturate the paper.  I inserted the toothpick into my pre-made fold and closed the flag smoothing it out before it dried.

After letting it dry for about 20 minutes, I cut a little triangle to make a flag.

So far I've made about 20 and plan on making some more in a different paper and style.  You can find even more cute flags and detailed instructions here.  And I'll be sure to follow up with all my flags in their Cupcake and Irish Potato glory after our party on the 12th. 

....And just to get you as excited as I am, here are our invitations!
I wrote in Ale, Lager, Wheat Beer, and Stout to designate what kind of beer our guests should bring


  1. I love those cupcake flags! You make me wish that I was having a super cute St. Patrick's Day party. :)

  2. Leslie - keep them in your arsenol... they'd be adorable for a bridal or baby shower.... 4th of July BBQ, Birthday Parties, anything really!

  3. Oh such a great idea. I love cupcakes and these little flags are so cute!

  4. This is so cute! I love the concept for your party - and those invites are adorable!

  5. I'm loving your arts and crafts posts! Those little plaid flags are adorable, and so perfect for St. Patty's Day! Your invitations look super official, too -- ADORE!

  6. This is super cute! I love the idea of this party. I may have to steal it next year when I am back in the states!

  7. Love those invitations! Did you make them yourself?

  8. AmyK - Thanks!

    MsHarK - I can't wait to read about your US life when you are back :)

    Ashley - Thanks, I actually did not make them myself, I had a friend who has her own graphic design business do them for me.


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