Ginger Snap Crafts: {blast from the past} popsicle stick flags ~ tutorial
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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

{blast from the past} popsicle stick flags ~ tutorial

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I shared this craft last year just about this time! 
It’s a great last minute craft to do with the kiddos.
I had seen a similar idea over at A Pumpkin & a Princess
I think this was one of the first times I met Crystal & featured her on my blog!
Now she’s one of my closest blogging friends,
& I’m still getting great ideas from her.  Thanks, Crystal!
 Winking smile
 
We turned our flags into a banner! Love how festive & fun it makes the mantel look.
 
 
It's super simple & easy to do, and if your kiddos love
to glue & paint {like mine do!} then this is the perfect craft for them.
 
 
You'll need jumbo popsicle sticks.
{Did you know that you can cut popsicle sticks with scissors?}
I didn't either, but it was super easy to do with a pair of my kiddo's school scissors. 
You'll need to cut (2) 3 1/2 inch sticks and (3) 3 inch sticks.
You'll also need 5 uncut popsicle sticks.
You'll also need some stars.  I cut mine out of white card stock with my star punch.
{You could also use stickers, paint or whatever you have around.}
 
 
Paint your popsicle sticks.  You won't need to paint the 3 1/2 inch sticks.
You'll use those to glue your stripes on.  They'll be in the back, so you won't see them.
 
 
You'll glue your blue sticks on top of your stripes.
{We just used Elmer's glue to hold our flags together.}
 
 
Glue on your stars.
Then let the flags dry really well.
 
 
I hot glued our flags to a long piece of red ribbon.
Then I tied 6 inch pieces of ribbon between
each flag after I hung our flag banner on the mantle.
 
 
It’s sad…but my mantel pretty much looks the same today a year later.
Hmmmmmm…..I might need to change it up a bit! Winking smile

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17 comments:

  1. I am really LOVING this idea! I'm so gonna have to pin it! Thank you for sharing!

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  2. This is such a cute idea. I love the how it looks on your mantel. Thanks for the great project idea! :)

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  3. I remember this post! I love your banner. Next year I'm going to make one with the kids. :)

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  4. I LOVE this! making these tomorrow

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  5. These are DARLING!! Hope you can link this project up at my trendy tuesday going on right now!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com

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  6. Very cute 4th of July craft!

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  7. This is super cute and such a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

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  8. I love this!! I'll be making some with my kids this weekend! Great idea!

    Also, thanks for hosting the linky!
    XO, Barbara
    http://chase-thestar.blogspot.com

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  9. Very nice...this is the kind of thing my daughter would love making! I will have to show it to her before the 4th of July!

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  10. Fun craft- thank you! I just featured it in my weekly Crafty Thursdays post (with links to you of course).
    -Viva recently posted Cash-Only Challenge Part II: Grocery Budget Jitters

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  11. Very fun and cute idea! I think we'll do this for family night tonight! :) Now I just need to go get some jumbo popscicle sticks. How did I run out of those?? :)

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  12. These are too cute, Ginger! Pinned ;) Thanks for sharing!!

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  13. Thanks for a great tutorial! This is such a cute patriotic craft :) I'm so happy to share it in my 4th of July craft roundup. Thanks so much for stopping by!

    ~Jessica

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  14. I saw this on a 4th of July roundup and just had to pin it. I hope you’ll share your best post of the week on my Friday Flash Blog Linky Party going on ALL weekend at The Jenny Evolution.

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

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  15. These are gorgeous, and I love the banner even more! I've included your flags in my craft stick roundup here: http://productivewahm.com/26-craft-stick-projects-for-every-letter-of-the-alphabet/

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