I wanted something to act as a bouquet that would last longer than fresh flowers but be a little different and less tacky than fake flowers. (Note: Some fake flowers, like the felt ones in The Felt Flower Shop are far from tacky!) So I decided to make a bouquet of pennants out of skewers and pretty paper. Wait til you see how simple and fun these are!
Here's what you need:
♥ Pretty paper of your choice (I used this Blossom pad by Paper House)
♥ Wooden Skewers
♥ Washi Tape (optional)
First, I cut 1-1/4 x 4" rectangles of paper that I liked. Then using a mono-adhesive (you could use a glue stick or anything else you have!), I added adhesive to a little more than half of the "wrong" side of the strip of paper.
When I had the paper sticky, I put the ends together, leaving a little loop to put the skewer into. Make sure you add the skewer point down (both for safety and in case you want to stick them into plants, or a foam block), then press the rest of the paper together and around the skewer.
I added the paper to all of the skewers, plus a few made out of washi tape (just wrap the tape right around the skewer and stick it together!). When that was finished, I cut them into a pennant shape, but you can leave them as they are, cut them on an angle, or add any shape you'd like to it.
I love them! I think I'll make some with fall colored papers for the upcoming season, too. So simple, so cute!