You guys have heard that I need cake flags for my wedding. I have to have them, as simple as that.
I figured cake flags have to pretty simple to make, and they are. In fact, it was the easiest DIY yet! Ten points for the Giraffes!
To start, I needed to find the perfect blue paper. Here’s a bit of advice for you guys. Scrapbook paper (at 12″x12″) was $.59, and I couldn’t find the right paper so I was going to get a big 16″x20″ blue sheet of artists’ paper for $1.60. It was giant, and cheap, but it wasn’t quite the right color, but I was going to get anyway…until I walked past the poster board aisle and saw I giant super big piece of poster board for a whopping $.89 in the perfect shade of blue.
So I bought six.
Anyway, I headed home with my giant poster board and decided to get working. (P.S. I did all that shopping at Hobby Lobby; my Michael’s only had neon colored poster board).
Ah! Giraffe paper!
Anyway, here’s how to DIY your cake flags.
Step 1) Cut giant poster board into 8.5″ x 11″ sheet.
Step 2) Print out your cake flag design on your pages. (I stole Cupcake’s phrase. Thanks, Cupcake!)
Here’s a tip, I printed blue dotted lines around each ‘flag’ so I’d know where to cut. I made the lines slightly darker than the blue board so it wouldn’t be noticeable if I didn’t cut straight (which happens a little too often). They’re hard to see in the photo, so I put a giant red circle around ’em.
Step 3) Grab your paper cutter and scissors! I used my paper cutter to cut strips out, and then I used a scissors to cut a triangle out of the end, to make the flag points. This actually went super quick; way faster than expected!
Step 4) Dip one end of a toothpick (oh yeah, you’re supposed to buy toothpicks first) into glue and stick your flag to it. I used regular ol’ white Elmer’s glue and then lined up the flags on wax paper to dry.
I think most people cut out a long strip of paper and wrap it around the toothpick so that both sides look pretty, but I’m too lazy for that.
I love our flags! Looooove them! I’m so happy I took the little time it took to do this project. I think it’ll cake our cake look just that much better. Overall this project only cost me a few dollars, and I think it’s totally worth more than that. 🙂
Don’t feel like making your own drink flags? Feel free to use The Giraffe’s:
Anybody else rocking the cake flags?