After seeing a post on WeddingBee by Mrs. Taffy on DIY drink flags, I knew I wanted to do them for Mr. Knight and I’s wedding. They are super easy to do and will make a nice little detail for our wedding.
source: Martha Stewart
The difference between the flags above and the flags I’m making is, like Mrs. Taffy, I am simplifying the knot in the stirrer and making it into a flag shape.
Double Sided Tape
150 6″ sticks from Michael’s Craft Store $6.00 ($3 for pack of 75)
Ribbon $3.99 a roll at Michael’s
Total for Drink Flag DIY: 150 flags $13.98*
*Most of the items at Michael’s can be purchased with a 40% coupon (I unfortunately didn’t use a coupon… wish I had!) these cute little flags turned out to be more then I thought to make. They would have only been around $7-8 if I had used coupon. Darn it!
Step 1: Cut the ribbon into 6″ strips
Step 2: Place a piece of double sided tape on 3/4 of the length of the ribbon
Step 3: Place wooden stick in center of ribbon and press the two sides of the ribbon together
Step 4: Cut a triangle out of the edge of the ribbon to finish it off
and… waaaaa-lah, you have super cute drink flags for your guests!
I can’t wait to see these babies in action at our wedding’s bar! I contemplated making flags for all the water glasses at our wedding but then decided against it when it took me just about 2 hours to make 100 of these babies… I still have 50 more to go, but couldn’t wait to show you all how they turned out.
Now… to show you how OCD I really am… here they are all packaged up for the wedding. I put them in a ziploc bag and included a picture of how I want them to look set up, and the location and usage of them.
I’m no where near the OCD-ness of the guy on Million Dollar Listing, who individually packs every item in his luggage in a ziploc bag (hair brush gets it’s own bag, toothbrush gets its own bag, toilet paper, socks, hair dryer, etc.)… but I’m close.