Monday, August 22, 2011

flag day



This summer has been many things but it has not been crafty. So when I decided to quickly assemble some sandcastle flags for a trip to the beach, I was compelled to capture this short but blissful moment of creativity.



Simple as can be and splash-ready these colorful pennants are simple triangular snips from the sides of a shopping bag ...



that are glued from inside the fold to wooden toothpicks.



Because any castle no matter what size ...



becomes much more regal when festooned with a flag!

xo
elyse

17 comments:

Leann said...

I agree they remind me of flags flying from turrets!

Leann

NanaDiana said...

I love your little flags. I love any kind of flag -especially little ones.

Cindy@Cutepinkstuff said...

Cute flags! Mine would be pink and my boys would say, "what?" Glad I stopped by...and I learned a new word: festooned!

Kit said...

Perfect! Kit

Jill said...

So clever! I bet your kids love finishing off their creations with those fun little flags!
Hugs,
Jill

Lilybets said...

...funny !Have a nice week Elyse.

Paula ~ castleandcottagesigns said...

cute Elyse! We just came back from a week at the beach...we could of used a flag for our castle!
hugs,
paula:)

Theresa said...

Too cute, I am gonna do this for an upcoming trip to the beach with the Grandbabies!

Have a blessed day my friend, HUGS!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Well that's simple enough! ♥

Cassy said...

Such a cute flag.

Cass from Learn Bass Guitar Online

Into Vintage said...

Very cute! It wouldn't surprise me one bit if you also starting creating sandcastle furniture as well. :-) My summer hasn't been terribly crafty either but it's time to get back in the doily factory and make some things. ;amy

Torie Jayne said...

So so cute!

debi said...

Oh, you're so creative! Looks like a fun little project, for a fun day!

hilary @ the upcycle furniture co. said...

u are too cute : )

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love these little flags, and the colors that you used. What gorgeous photographs against the sand. I bet your boys loved this idea, and Mommy love always makes everything better, especially building sand castles in the sand.
Karen

Katherines Corner said...

the perfect touch! Hugs

permanent magenta said...

Great idea, so fun.