wedding post alert: fun Yay! flags

well, it’s been a whole month with no house post alerts. why is that? well, because nothing is happening. literally nothing. the house is currently sitting there being the smelly house it is. we’re waiting to close on our renovation loan. fingers crossed that will be next week.

in the interim, i’m back to posting things that happened almost a year ago – wedding prep!

i really liked sparklers and bubbles at the end of a wedding, but it seemed as if everyone did that. in addition, there’s dealing with whatever mess there is to clean up. then i read this blog post. yay flags? um yes please.

like the bride in the post, we handed them out before the ceremony. in our program, we suggested some times to wave the flags. and like the bride in the post, people took the idea and ran with it. it was amazing. the participation of all of our guests during the ceremony made it personal and special.

people really utilized them during the ceremony
people really utilized them during the ceremony
yay flags! a constant companion to any reception activity.
yay flags! a constant companion to any reception activity.

inspiration

obviously these yay flags were my inspiration. however, i differed in making them.

supplies

  • glue – $2
  • bamboo skewers – $2
  • 12×12 in. scrapbook paper – $20

i used the same paper that i used for the origami flowers, so it really wasn’t $20.

total: $24

tools

  • templates (below)
  1. Yay Flag – Algerian
  2. Yay Flag – Commercial Script
  3. Yay Flag – Corabael
  4. Yay Flag – Sketchy
  • ruler
  • xacto knife
  • computer
  • printer

time

this project was fairly quick. i think it took me a total of 3 hours from start to finish – including printing, folding and gluing.

helpful hints

  • divide however many flags you need by 3 – this will give you an idea of just how many sheets of paper you’ll need.
  • no need for a special printer. you’re going to cut the strips before trying to print.
  • you could buy dowels and cut them, but i find that it would have been more expensive than the skewers.

directions

  1. cut scrapbook sheets into 4×12 inch strips.
  2. print on the sheets of paper using the templates provided.
  3. fold in half – sheets should be 4×6
  4. put a line of glue in the crease and dabs along the entire inside
  5. lay a bamboo skewer inside the crease with the pointed edge lining up with the top of the flag
  6. fold the flag over, gluing the two sides together
the final product - yay!
the final product – yay!
put those yay flags in the aeeir and wave 'em like you jus' don' caiiiree!
put those yay flags in the aeeir and wave ’em like you jus’ don’ caiiiree!

we didn’t end up doing favors (for a variety of reasons), but we found that these yay flags ended up being a nice memory for people to take with them. i visited a friend recently and discovered her yay flag displayed on her refrigerator.

 

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