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Nautical Paper Flags DIY

Today’s project was inspired by nautical flags. This would work great for a nautical or sea-themed baby shower or birthday party. I researched images of vintage nautical flags on the internet to get ideas for patterns and then cut them out of bright and unexpected cardstock colors. I had the big yellow ship kite around and it fit perfect with the decor. We even made a few baby flags on tooth picks to add to the food. This is one of those creative projects that is really satisfying. You get to choose the colors and the patterns yourself. I would lay them out  as I went and choose the next design based on what colors I thought it needed. So when it was ready to install I already had a plan for how to hang it. Ahoy Mateys! See the whole DIY below!

Nautical Paper Flags DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Nautical Paper Flags DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Nautical Paper Flags DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Nautical Paper Flags DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Nautical Paper Flags DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Materials: Cardstock in a variety of colors, cutting mat, ruler or straight edge, scissors, exacto knife, glue

Step 1: Cut out flag shapes from sheets of cardstock.
Step 2: Trace your original flags onto corresponding colors of cardstock. Use a straight edge and exacto knife to cut out shapes that fit perfectly onto the flags.
Step 3: Glue these corresponding shapes onto the flags.
Step 4: Hang up and enjoy!

Nautical Paper Flags DIY | Oh Happy Day!

Nautical Paper Flags DIY | Oh Happy Day!

photos by Sarah Hebenstreit for Oh Happy Day

  1. heather

    May 5, 2015

    LOVE THESE!!!!

  2. Caitlin

    May 5, 2015

    OMG. These are incredible.

  3. Betsy

    May 5, 2015

    I absolutely love this idea! This is adorable!

  4. brittni

    May 5, 2015

    Wow, These are incredible! I love all of the colors and shapes.

  5. Julie Gallagher

    May 5, 2015

    pretty amazing!

  6. Sherry

    May 5, 2015

    wahooo!! It is so cute!!! Love everything! Congrats :) xoxo

  7. Megan

    May 5, 2015

    gorgeous color palette! Where did you find the cardstock?

  8. Elsa

    May 5, 2015

    tHIS WOULD LOOK REALLY CUTE FOR A CHILD’S room

  9. Ujjaini

    May 5, 2015

    These are perfect for a birthday party or even a baby shower!

    http://imyownmuse.blogspot.com

  10. Seng

    May 5, 2015

    This is so fun!!! it would be awesome for nursery wall art too!

    seng
    http://www.sengerson.com

  11. Lyndsay // Coco Cake Land

    May 6, 2015

    Gasp! The colours, brightness, it’s all so party time happy making! Love it and feeling inspired for my kid’s 3rd birthday… Xo

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