glittered paper straw flags {a tutorial}

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These kraft paper straw flags were a quick craft fix that I came up with right before hosting a small get together the other month. They added a fun and personalized touch that everyone loved!

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And they were so, so simple to put together! Let me walk you through the how-to…


Kraft Paper Flags (I found mine at Hobby Lobby)
Paper Straws (this set is from Target!)
Mod Podge
Glitter or Other Embellishments

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Step 1: Make or purchase your kraft straw flags. These are really simple to make if you decide to do-it-yourself: just cut 1/2″ x 2″ strip of kraft paper, cut one end to make a flag, and use an x-acto to make two slits near the top to slide your straw through.

Step 2: Now that you have your kraft flags, it’s time to start embellishing! I used a pencil eraser to create dots, stripes and write out initials with my Mod Podge…

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I also dipped the ends of the flags into Mod Podge and glittered for a different effect…

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When you’re done, just let your flags dry, and insert your straws through them…

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Like the garlands in the photos? You can find the tutorial for the watercolor dot garland here! Thanks for reading!

diy glittered shoes {a tutorial}

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My WORD, y’all . . . this is one of those DIYs that turned out so much cuter than I could have imagined, and it was SO easy to boot. Simple canvas mary janes + glitter + Mod Podge is all you need for this darling DIY. Let’s get started, shall we?

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Mod Podge Gloss
canvas shoes (I found these mary janes from Hobby Lobby (on sale, too!)
glitter (I used gold and pink, extra fine glitter)
round foam brush
painters tape

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Step 1: First, you’ll want to glitter the straps of the shoes. Add a thin layer of Mod Podge to one of your straps, and sprinkle liberally with glitter. Tap to remove excess. Repeat with your other shoe.

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Step 2: Tape off the sides of the shoe, so that when you use your foam brush to add Mod Podge to the side of your shoe, you’ll get a scallop shape once tape is removed.

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Step 3: Use your round foam brush to dot Mod Podge around the perimeter of your shoe. Sprinkle with glitter, and then remove the tape.

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Step 4: Let dry, and tap off excess glitter. Find a cute little model to wear your new creations and you’re done!

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mod podged initial ornaments {a tutorial}


It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just around the corner, but don’t worry, these glittery and fun initial ornaments come together quickly and easily. They would make great gifts for all the little people in your life and would also be adorable as gift toppers!

Mod Podge
scrapbook paper
wooden or paper mache initials

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Step 1: First, you’ll need to trace your letter onto scrapbook paper and cut out. I got these letters from Michaels, but any craft store will have something similar. Don’t forget to cut a piece for the back side of your letter as well!

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Step 2: Next, use your Mod Podge to attach your paper to your letters. For the back of each letter, insert a halved piece of twine or ribbon for hanging before Mod Podging your paper down.

Once you’re done, you’ll have this…

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Add 2-3 coats of Mod Podge to seal, making sure to let your letters dry completely between coats.

Step 3: Now for the fun part! I used extra fine gold glitter for this, but whatever you have on hand will work. What worked best for me was to lay a small pile of glitter on a piece of paper, add Mod Podge to a portion of my letter, and dip the letter in the glitter. I was able to Mod Podge and sprinkle glitter in the circle part of the “O”, but couldn’t easily get in the nooks and crannies of the “E” or “A”. That’s okay, though, I don’t think anyone will notice:)

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And there you have it! I hope you enjoy making these as much as I did.

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linking to:
ladybug blessings

the jenny evolution

tatertots & jello