DIY Shower: Chalk Label Flags

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Yesterday's shower really got us thinking about fun (and inexpensive) ways you could charm the pants off of your guests with some adorable DIY baby shower details.  Just little things that would make the shower really pop and not have you burning the crafting midnight oil the day before your shower.  (Umm, we've all been there).  :)  So, we dug into our inspiration files and saw this C-UTE (!!) chalk label tutorial that was featured on Project Wedding.  (Yes, you've seen their projects featured here before but what can we say -- we've got a full-blown crafting crush on them!  And, we don't see it going away any time soon).  But, back to why we heart this tutorial so much -- with just a little bit of paint drying time you can make these little flags to match any baby shower theme.  And, the budget friendly-ness of this project means you can go wild with your inner DIY domestic goddess and make them for ev-'ry-thing.   We're talking drink, food, seating, and party favor labels.  Ooo!  And, what about using these materials to create a calendar to guess the baby's birthday?  Yours could be the colorful version
of Charlotte's -- which we all fell madly in love with and dreamed about for days.  Or, maybe that
was just us.  :)

Directions & note from Project Wedding's post: A stack of them laid out with chalk will provide your guests with the chance to personalize their drinks at the bar, or written on prior they can easily label each of your options for drinks or sweets at the reception!


Unsanded tile grout (Home Depot carries it)
Paint in whatever color you choose
White card stock paper,
Paint brush
Hand sand paper
Double sided tape
measuring cups
stir sticks

Step-by-Step Instructions:
1. Mix your 1/2 cup of your paint with 1 tablespoon of the tile grout and stir until the grout is completely dissolved. 
2. Mix the grout and stir
3. Using your brush, paint an even coat of the mixture onto your card stock paper and let dry. Once dry, lightly sand your paper by hand to remove any lifted spots.
4. Cut your paper into long thin lines and then cut each line down to the label size of your choosing, cut a V notch at the end of each to create a flag.
5. Fold each flag in half and using double sided tape attach to your stir stick.
6. Pre-write your labels with chalk or leave a handful out during your wedding festivities for guests to write in themselves. 

Photography: Carly Taylor

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