PAPER STRAW FLAGS TUTORIAL

A few weeks ago I blogged about my sister's bridal shower, with these cutesy DIY paper straw flags being the stars of the show. I chose to use them as a seating chart by writing the name and assigned table number of each guest on the paper flag. These straws could also be used as place cards or to display a uniform message (such as Happy Birthday). You can get as creative as you like by switching up the color of the straws, choosing a bright patterned paper for the flag and using stickers and jewels for a fun embellishment.

Paper straw flags are inexpensive and incredibly inexpensive to make - but their personalization and whimsy are not something your guests will soon forget!

 LIST OF MATERIALS

  1. Kraft Paper
  2. Double sided permanent tape (make sure to get the permanent kind)
  3. Paper straws
  4. Scissors
  5. Pencil
  6. Ruler

STEP ONE

Cut strips of Kraft paper into desired widths. I cut 40 strips, each with a 3/4 inch width.

STEP TWO

Place a piece of double sided tape the full length on one side of a Kraft paper strip. Lay the straw on the tape side of the strip about 1 1/2 inches from the top (leaving enough room at the top for the straw to be functional).

STEP THREE

Fold the strips of paper tightly around the straw making sure you press down firmly to ensure the tape adheres to itself. 

STEP FOUR

Cut a small "V" into the end of the paper strip, which gives it a flag like appearance. Write, draw or embellish the paper flags as you wish. Enjoy!