My grandson will be one, yes one year old next month, so my daughter-in-law is having some birthday photos taken of him with a "Smash Cake". Apparently this is where babies, toddlers, or whoever are allowed, actually encouraged to dive into their (specially made for the purpose) birthday cake - headfirst, feet first, or whatever. The cake needs a banner, so she asked her crafty mother-in-law if she could make one...... well, of course I said yes!
I wanted something sturdy to make the individual flags, but couldn't find any card stock that I really liked. I needed primary colors and bright, cheery patterns. I had almost given up when I found these cool note cards for a dollar at my local craft store, plus the popcorn cartons. I still needed some solid colors, so I popped into Walmart and there, among the school supplies were these bright, shiny folders at .37 cents each. Can't beat that......... a lot more economical than card stock and shiny to boot! Just look how cute these are!
I also needed thin cord, scissors, ruler, glue, hole punch, alphabet punches (or stickers), 2 bamboo skewers, 2 Smoothfoam™ balls (Dow styrofoam balls will not work for this) and a green paint pen.
Look how cute this turned out!
The triangle flags are 2" wide x 3" long. Cut as many as you need then punch a small hole in each of the top corners. Glue the letters in place to spell out a name, "BABY", "SHOWER", or whatever is appropriate for the occasion - one letter for each flag - then thread the flags onto the cord. Push a small ball onto each bamboo skewer, then paint with a marker. This is why I recommend Smoothfoam™ for this project. You can paint directly onto the surface with a marker and the results are nice and smooth. Here's a closer look.
Wrap one end of the cord (or bakers' twine) onto a skewer as shown. My banner will be heading out tomorrow. I'll share photos of the Smash Cake party, but it may be a while before I get them, so y'all come back now................. Don't forget to hop thru the all DCC blogs using the DCC logo in each of the designer's sidebar. I always love to see what they've created with school supplies. Enjoy!
KEEP CALM AND CARRY ON CRAFTING