Festive Food Flags

Festive Food Flags@The Seven Year Cottage

Quick and easy food flags for your red, white, and blue festivities!

Food Flags

  • Patriotic ribbon of your choice
  • 5-6″ wooden skewers
  • Hot glue gun
  • Glue sticks

Cut ribbon into four inch strips.  Fold each piece in half and lightly crease with your finger tip to mark the center.

Unfold ribbon and lay right side down on work surface.  Using a hot glue gun, place a bead of glue in the center.

Working quickly, gently press the blunt tip of a wooden skewer into hot glue, then carefully wrap ribbon around stick until edges align.

If necessary, use a small dot of glue in between ribbon layers to hold them together.

Simply neaten ribbon ends with a sharp pair of scissors and you’re finished.

I told you they were quick and easy!

Food Flags, Food Picks, American Flag, 4th of July, Dessert, Jello, Parfait

These longer food picks are ideal for topping layered desserts, mile high sandwiches, and colossal burgers…

However, toothpicks can certainly be substituted for flags used to decorate cupcakes and bite-sized foods.


27 responses to Festive Food Flags

  1. Hollie, they’re absolutely wonderful!

  2. JENN says:

    Whatever dessert is in that picture looks delicious! Great flag idea.

  3. mindie says:

    So cute and easy that’s my kind of cooking. Thanks for linking to the Bacon Time party again. You rock for adding me to your great link party list. Have a wonderful weekend. Your photos are great!

  4. Lorie says:

    PERFECT! And so easy to make!

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Jamie says:

    These mini flags are so adorable! I found you via tatertots and jello and would love for you to stop by my blog too! I am having my very first link party today. :)


  6. angie says:

    how cute are these sure to make the party

  7. Clutterhome says:

    That’s a really cute idea! I just made some cupcake toppers for the 4th of July, and I think I might make some jello to stick them in, instead. You inspired me. Thanks so much!

  8. Salinda says:

    So cute and simple! Lovely idea!

  9. Jill says:

    Great little flags!
    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  10. Kelly Corado says:

    What a great idea! So simple and perfect! http://runwithglitter.blogspot.com/

  11. Love how easy & cute this is. Stopping by via Tip Junkie:)

  12. mindie says:

    Thanks for linking to Bacon Time hope to see you this week. I am going to feature these flags on Friday morning too!

  13. Lindsay says:

    These are so adorable for the holiday. Thanks for the fun idea!

    Also, thank you for stopping by my blog! I appreciate your sweet comment!

  14. Carrie says:

    these food flags are great! Great to us at picnics to help indicate when food for those with dietary needs!

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  16. Very cute! And so easy! Thanks for linking up to this week’s Catch a Glimpse party!

  17. malia says:

    goodness lady… you are so so so creative! love it! happy 4th of july! malia

  18. Christina says:

    One of the things I love most about these flags is that is shows how really simple things can make a big impact. I would love it if you would share this on my July “It’s a Celebration” link party. Everyone should see this!

  19. Holly L says:

    Adorable…just shared this on FB!

  20. Roeshel says:

    So cute, Hollie! Perfect for this weekend! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity in the DIY Project Parade! I’m including a link back in tomorrow’s feature.

    :) Have a happy 4th!

  21. Lindy@ Itsy Bitsy Paper says:

    What a great idea!

    I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party that I’d love for you to join in on by adding your link!

  22. Reannah says:

    These look DELICIOUS! And the flags are cute too! Thanks for sharing! I love your blog! :) xo, Reannah

  23. Hi, friend! Happy 4th of July :) Btw, I’m admiring all your creative posts here. Can you please share them at the Creative Bloggers’ Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

  24. Hollie, I hope you had a wonderful 4th! Thank you for linking up this wonderful project on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesday! You’re one of this week’s features!


  25. karen says:

    Great idea- u can do this with many different types of ribbon so many possibilities! Thanks for linking to WorkShop Wednesday! Hope to see you this week!

  26. Lindy@ItsyBitsyPaper says:

    Thank you so much for linking up to my Red, White and Blue Linky Party!


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