11.11.2011

11.11.11...

craft project
When we were at the library a couple of weeks ago, someone left behind five or six paper handmade flags made with tiny straws. They were adorable! We all loved them and I knew, as soon as I saw these vintage straws, that we'd make our own flags. It seemed fitting to share the project on Veterans Day. I think they'd make cute cake decorations, or you could throw on some panty hose, a head scarf, and perform your own version of Little Edie's flag dance. Here's what we used: straws, crayons, pencil, tape, scissors, paper.

craft projectWe cut the flag to whatever shape we wanted, decorated it, and taped it to the straw. Easy! You could tape the flag a little lower if you wanted to drink out of the straw.

craft project
craft project
craft project
Grab your scissors...fun is waiting for you. Happy 11.11.11.

5 comments:

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

Cute idea! They look so cheerful!
x Katherine

Nathalie said...

11.11.11. Lest we forget.

chiara said...

I love these! Totally doing it this weekend. I wonder if it will be half as charming on IKEA straws. :)

Jen Craun said...

These are gorgeous! Love the combination of cut shapes and the drawings, and the fantastic colors of those paper straws.

Also, Abbey -- I thought you [your letterpress prints, and Pistacio Press] might be interested in this. It's an International Letterpress Exhibition, for 2012 hosted in Cleveland at Zygote Press. I blogged about it here:
http://teamcraunchatter.blogspot.com/2011/11/for-love-of-letterpress.html

It has all the links/info.
Jen

Crystle said...

What an adorable craft idea! Love your blog :)

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