Happy Labor Day! I hope our US fans are enjoying a day off today! I wanted to share a little project that could be a fun addition to your Labor Day festivies or any party. These straw badges are perfect for that time when you have many friends gathered and need to keep track of whose drink belong to whom.
Fancy Pants Designs supplies:
Hopscotch: patterned papers (I used Stroling, Classic and Seamstress)
Straw Badge download
Little Ribbon download
Various Fancy Pants Designs items to decorate (chipboard letters, buttons, paper flowers, felt, etc.)
hot glue gun
die cutting machine (optional)
First, download the Straw Badge art and cut on a die-cutting machine. If you don't have a die-cutting machine, you can cut 3" circles and punch holes to slip yout straw through.
Once you have your straw in place, decorate the badges as desired. I found it easier this way, rather than doing all the decorating and then slipping the straw through.
For a final touch, print and cut the Little Ribbon art. You can do this with a die-cutting machine or by hand.
Adhere the Little Ribbon art to the badges. You can write a sentiment on them and include an initial for the person whose drink it belongs to...
You can include the party-goer's photo and "let's party!"...
Or you can have each guest write their own name on a badge when they arrive to the party...
I hope you enjoyed this simple little party idea. Have a wonderful Labor Day!