How to Make Flag Banners, Candle Holders, and Poofs


Searching for summer decoration inspiration? Look no further than this post! Watch our video tutorial on how to create colorful accents that will spiff up your indoor space or add flair to your outdoor festivities. We used them to create a fun and beautiful backdrop in our latest stylebook, “Seize the Summer.”

For all three projects, you’ll need scissors, so get our your fave pair of snippers!

What you’ll need for the flag banners…

  • Felt, different colors
  • Twine
  • Iron-on fusion tape
  • Iron

While flag banners like these can be made from paper, muslin, or knitted yarn, I chose felt because it’s sturdy, doesn’t fray when cut, and, at only 50 cents per 8×10 swatch, is easy on your wallet.

What you’ll need for the candle holders…

  • Clean mason jars
  • Tissue paper, different colors
  • Clear drying glue
  • A small paint brush

When you’re ready for candles, make these glow with citronella or lavender scented candles so uninvited bugs will be deterred from crashing your party.

What you’ll need for the yarn poofs…

  • Cardboard
  • Yarn

These poofs crack me up! You can string poofs together with a darning needle and one long length of yarn to create whimsical garland.

Will you try your hand at these DIY projects? What are some of your favorite summer craft projects?


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    anastasia 05/05/2011 at 5:03 pm #

    dorky but this video (tutorials totally aside) made me squeal. narf why is it so cute to me?? i love it haha

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    Julie C. (ModCloth) 05/05/2011 at 5:20 pm #

    Hahaha! Angela, you are the cutest. Now I want to make some puffballs.

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    Jaime 05/05/2011 at 6:33 pm #

    I’ve made the diy candle holders before (I used to collect and save every jam jar I got) and yours turned out super cute! The poofs are really interesting, I think I’ll try to make em! Thanks for the super cute tutorial, you look like you had fun 🙂
    ps. tea lights ;P

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    Annie (ModCloth) 05/05/2011 at 11:41 pm #

    The poofs video is my absolute favorite, ever. I want to cover my apartment in poofs!

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    Roxanne the Dainty Librarian 05/06/2011 at 3:05 pm #

    These decorations are too cute! Looks like I’ve got some work to do!

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    May @ Flag Banners 10/16/2011 at 12:40 am #

    Hey, thanks for the super cute tutorial, I think I’m going to try my hand on the candle holders. Time to use some of these old jars I’ve accumulated these past few months. 🙂

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