I believe that creativity is a powerful skill that can be practiced and developed. I hope my blog inspires you to find your very own "creative lment". ~LM
Second to Christmas, Canada Day ranks high on my list of favourite celebrations. I think its because I spent most of my youth involved in the Royal Canadian Air Cadet program, where every Canada Day, I would bear a flag and march at the annual parade in Toronto, Ontario. Then, I would spend part of my weekend volunteering at the local park – serving up cotton candy or trying not to get run over at the kiddy motor car track. Fond memories. I think community involvement at that age had quite an impact on me, and even today, I can’t hear our anthem without standing a bit straighter, getting teary eyed and singing along.
As an adult, I still like to celebrate Canada Day by enjoying some aspect of my community, even if its just taking a nice walk outside. And being the festive sort of person I am, I also like to decorate my office. This year, I decided to spread a little of my patriotism to fellow coworkers, and made a ton of these cute DIY Canada Day flags to post around the office. This was such a quick and easy project! To make these flags I used:
After making several die cuts out of the white card stock, I proceeded to stamp each one using the Canadian Pride stamp. Despite it not being a clear stamp, I found it pretty easy to line things up. Once I got going, I was a MACHINE! :)
I used coffee stir sticks as the handle, but since I was only intending for the flags to be used as a decoration, I decided to get twice the value by cutting them in half.
Then I adhered the stick on to the back using hot glue. These took me about an hour to make and resulted in a yield of 80 flags. I posted them around work on Monday, and have to say, it’s been pretty neat walking around and seeing so much Canadian pride. :D
Happy (and safe) Canada Day everyone! ~LM