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glittered paper straw flags {a tutorial}

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These kraft paper straw flags were a quick craft fix that I came up with right before hosting a small get together the other month. They added a fun and personalized touch that everyone loved!

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And they were so, so simple to put together! Let me walk you through the how-to…


Kraft Paper Flags (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
Paper Straws (this set is from Target!)
Mod Podge
Glitter or Other Embellishments

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Step 1: Make or purchase your kraft straw flags. These are really simple to make if you decide to do-it-yourself: just cut 1/2″ x 2″ strip of kraft paper, cut one end to make a flag, and use an x-acto to make two slits near the top to slide your straw through.

Step 2: Now that you have your kraft flags, it’s time to start embellishing! I used a pencil eraser to create dots, stripes and write out initials with my Mod Podge…

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I also dipped the ends of the flags into Mod Podge and glittered for a different effect…

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When you’re done, just let your flags dry, and insert your straws through them…

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Like the garlands in the photos? You can find the tutorial for the watercolor dot garland here! Thanks for reading!