DIY party flags!

by rae on February 24, 2014



It was a DIY kind of Winter weekend. John reworked our main floor closet and I made party flags. A good division of labor.

Because we only have circular stairs odd things are in odd places. This closet holds my portable sewing machine and sewing supplies because this is the floor I sew on. What little sewing I do that is. And I had 2 rolls of fabric too. I do not decorate for individual holidays but I have wanted some party flags. Michael’s had a bin of cheap ribbon so this whole project cost me $2. The ribbon was 3 yards each. I made a pendent pattern and cut out 12 flags from the scrap material. I did not finish any edges and just sewed them onto the ribbon. The polka dot fabric was especially nice and has a bit of an oilcloth finish. The squiggly pattern is a polished cotton so I think they will hold up well. If not I have a lot more fabric and can easily whip up more as needed. Can’t wait for a Summer cookout to use these. I will use them outside our front door or inside. Versatile.




For a condo we have a fair amount of closets. This closet was organized with bins and held a lot of creative paper products, art files etc. until the washer dryer went in above this closet and leaked and everything was a sodden mess. That was several years ago. After that the closet just became a catch-all. A water stained catch-all.




John suggested we rework the closet in one weekend. Done. That is how he likes to do something. I am more inclined to chip away at something with lots of pausing to think and rethink. But who wants to prolong the pain of a closet redo? We had some left over white paint which freshened things up and replaced the old gray paint with water stains. And we ran to Target and got 6 bins. I now have good organization for mittens, scarves, hats, and bag. Lots of bags. These aren’t even all my bags, just the ones in use now.



One weekend. New organized closet. And party flags.

And now I get to set up a table and bring out all the junk I’ve been collecting to make junk robot sculptures. More mess. More fun.


(And Rhonda the closet redo was prompted by you! Thanks.
Barby you really should make some banners for all of your birthday parties. I am sure you have lots of fabric scraps.)

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1 Barb February 24, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Love the party flags! Maybe I should make some for Sylbie’s arrival. Nice job on the closet too! I miss you!

2 rae February 25, 2014 at 6:28 am

Yes you should! And I miss you too!

3 LInda from Each Little World March 1, 2014 at 9:55 am

Does anything feel better than an organized closet! Love the party flags, esp that they’re b/w. I have polished cotton curtains I made 20 yrs. ago that are still good and they’re trimmed with pinked edges.

4 rae March 1, 2014 at 5:26 pm

20 year old polished cotton curtains WITH pinked edges. Wow. Of course I found a pinking shears after this project was done.

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