August 04, 2010
10:00 AM

How to: Cute Flag Banners


Here are a few simple steps to create the gorgeous flag banners used in our Knot Fall 2010 fashion feature Mix Masters -- check it out on newsstands now!

    Supplies you'll need:
  • Spools of thin white ribbon
  • Scrapbook paper in several patterns (we like the ones at or
  • A needle and thread
  • Scissors

To cut a triangle shaped flag, make a thin line with pencil on a piece of 8 1/2 by 11 letter sized scrapbook paper. (It's easier to first create a sample and use that one to trace over and over so that all the flags are the same shape and size.)

After you've cut out several flags, sew the top of the flag onto the white ribbon with a few delicate loops. (The paper flags will stay on the ribbon better when sewed on rather than taped or glued, and there won't be any messy residue!)

Repeat the process until you have a long string of flags and hang up the banner.

TIP: Keep in mind that 3 flags with space in between will fit on each yard, so if you're buying a spool of 20 yards, make sure you have 60 sheets of paper.

Photo credit: Daymion Mardel.

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by Leticia Frazao

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It is fabulous experience to have some DIY items on wedding day.These flag banners are cute and inspirational.Thank you for sharing the method of making the wedding flag banners.I would like to have a try.

posted by: alicepub,wedding blog,wedding plannings
on August 06, 2010 at 02:44 AM

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