Thursday, April 12, 2012

thursday...toothpick flags tutorial

Flags and banners are big in the scrapbooking world right now so I thought it would be fun to have a step-by-step on how to make toothpick flags with your scraps!

Step 1. Trim three coordinating pieces of paper to about 2"x1" and gather 3 toothpicks from your kitchen.

Step 2. Cut a V on each pattern paper.

Step 3. Wrap a piece of the paper around the toothpick and hold it tight until the glue dries.

Step 4. Add embellies: stars, flowers, butterflies, circles, stamped sentiments, buttons-anything you want. You now have three small flags to use in your project!

Here is the birthday card that I made with my flags:

cardstock: Bazzill;
patterned paper: My Mind's Eye Lost and Found Two 6x6 designer paper pad-Breeze;
ink: Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Vintage Photo), StazOn Archival Ink (Jet Black);
stamp: Basic Grey Delta Series Acrylic Stamps Birthday Hat;
tools: Tim Holtz Paper Distresser;
other: buttons from my stash, sewing machine 

and a close up of  my embellies:

I hope that you enjoyed this embellie step by step tutorial and can make good use of those scraps! I used Sketch Support's Bonus Sketch #9.


  1. I just love all of your ideas and creations!! Thanks so much for posting this idea on using scraps to make flags/banners!! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog!!

  2. they look adorable...and fabulous on the card!


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