How to…Assemble and Use Straw Flags. Need help figuring out how to assemble and use your straw flags? This is the post for you! Be sure to check out all of our How to… posts and party tips. Also be sure to check out our paper recommendations and recommendations for punches.
How to…Print your Straw Flags:
Let’s talk Printing. All straw flags print on size 8.5×11 paper. I recommend matte or thick glossy photo paper, but card stock also works. Here is a link for detailed paper recommendations. Each regular straw flags page comes with 12 circles on it. For other shaped flags, the number of items will vary. Straw flags can be printed at home from any normal home printer. Color variations may occur based on the printer, ink and paper combination you select. I recommend always printing on your printer’s “best” or “photo” setting for highest quality and ensure that your printer has adequate ink. Low ink levels can make colors appear dull.
If you do not want to print at home, files can be printed at any local print shop that prints PDF files. Places like OfficeMax, Staples, and FedEx are great options.) Printing options are also available here.
How to…Assemble your Straw Flags:
Assembly is super easy. Once the files are printed, cut out the flags along the edge of the design. Fold the flags in half (hamburger style, not hot dog style). You can also use hot glue for adhering directly to items. I usually put a little glue in the crease of the fold to glue straight to the straw and then a dot of hot glue near the ends to hold them in place. Straw Flags can also be printed on adhesive paper to be used as a sticker. Here are my adhesive paper recommendations. Easy Peasy.
How to…Use your Straw Flags:
Here’s where you can be creative. Where and how you use your straw flags can really make a statement. Add them to straws or the tops of cake pops or toothpicks…anywhere!!
Here are a few examples of some different and creative displays…