I am going to show an idea using what most of us have around our homes – toothpicks. I am going to make flags out of toothpicks. It is super simple, super fast, and super cute.
I am using a toothpick that has points at both ends so using scissors I cut one end off the toothpick. I am going to use a sticker for the flag. What I did was mount the sticker onto a piece of cardstock. I cut the cardstock slightly bigger than the sticker. I then made a “v” cut into the end to give a banner effect to the flag. I then used quick dry liquid adhesive to glue the flag to the toothpick. I used this technique for one flag.
I made two other flags slightly different because two of the stickers I used had a blank edge (apx 1/2″) on one side. So, what I did was to mount the sticker on cardstock (as above) but I left the blank section of the sticker cardstock free. I went ahead and made the “v” cut on the end but instead of using the adhesive to attach the sticker I just wrapped the sticker around the toothpick (the part I didn’t attach to cardstock) and had it stick to the back of the cardstock.
You can place the ends of the toothpick behind other embellishments, journaling, or the photo, or you can show the whole flag. I placed mine behind a journaling tag. I added some washi tape to the edges of my photo frame and called it done.
I am going to start keeping toothpicks with my scrapbooking supplies. The flags make the embellishments “pop”.
Hope your day is fantastic!