Paper Flags by Lily

Our lovely reader Lily created this super cute and really easy tutorial to make paper flags similar to those for sale at BHLDN. Love it! It’s a good one, don’t you think? Click ahead to read more.

All you need are some wooden skewers and half-inch-wide strips of paper. I used some construction paper and colored printer paper I had lying around, but you can use any paper that is lighter than cardstock; since I started off with letter-sized sheets, my strips were 8.5 inches long and I trimmed the ends a little once the flag was assembled.

Steps 3 & 4: Fold like so.

Steps 5 & 6: Tuck your paper strip under the loop.

You can also cut the pointy tips off of the skewers for added safety or to match the ones from BHLDN, but I left them on because it would be easier to stick the flags into cakes and other treats that way. Because they cost pennies to make, you can put them together for occasions big and small. Stick a few of these in a stack of waffles to add some festiveness to a Mother's Day breakfast, write names on the flags and use them as placecards, or make one to cheer on a friend studying for finals.

Source: The Yuppie Lifestyle