Materials I used:
* card stock/paper
* wooden skewers
* hole punch (I used a single hole punch but a two hole one is fine )
* lettering stamps
* stamping ink (my colour was Harbor Blue by ColorBox)
Step 1: Draw and cut out a template flag of your chosen size and shape. Mine were tiny ones measuring about 3cm wide by 3.5cm long. Once I was happy with the size, I used that template to trace onto the card stock/paper. I used scrapbooking card stock in various patterns and shades of pale blue.
Step 2: Once you have cut out enough flags for the message you wish to write, line them up and get ready for the stamping!
Step 3: Stamp or write your message. If using ink, make sure you let each letter dry before punching the hole on each corner.
Step 4: Once you have written or stamped your letter, then take the hole punch and carefully punch a hole on each top corner - making sure that you leave enough room between the hole and the edge of the flag. I suggest cutting extra flags so you can try lining up your hole puncher to the edge.
Step 5: Once you have punched 2 holes on each flag, then you simply thread them with the twine (use more twine than you need as you can always cut the excess away). Then tie each row of flags to the wooden skewers. I used 2 cups to hold the skewers in whilst I did all all the tying.
Tadaaaaa. Its done! I think the Birthday Boy was very impressed :-) It was a fun project to do and made for a nice keepsake.
I love Birthdays.....how can you not? When there is laughter, yummy food and cake! happy times!