YAY! Celebratory flags! #Favor DIY#Favors & Flowers#steal-this-idea October 8 | Megan Finley meggyfin Forget rice! OBT member Michele has created a more colorful and fun alternative for guests to show their enthusiasm… Michele explains, "So when all the guests are seated for the ceremony, the four members of our bridal party will pass out the 'yay' flags so everyone can wave them as they wish." "I wanted to do them out of fabric and print the designs, but time did not permit. Instead, I used some old and slightly sun-faded construction paper and ran it through the printer. This way I was also able to include our names and the date on the back. And instead of gluing them together, I ran them through the sewing machine." Want to know how to make these? Here's the full tutorial: Related Post HOT DIY Matchbook Favor Action Remember Save the Dates with post-it notes? Well, their creator, Tribesmaid Grafxcowgirl (aka Michele), is back with a new DIY wedding project that I love! Get your daily dose of Offbeat AWESOME Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Megan Finley is the LA-based Editorial Overlord of the Offbeat Empire, and a total geeky snarky jackass. When she's not writing, editing, and sleeping, she's eating, drinking, and consuming pop-culture. You can snoop into her personal life over on her website Funk in Deep Freeze! @meganfinley @meggyfin PREVIOUS Jeannette & Cliff's small, anti-conventional wedding with a surprise reception NEXT Blue wedding shoes that make me pee myself a little Show/Hide comments [ 19 ] wow, i like this. Reply Uuu! Saw this and HAD to share our wedding flags from July … http://planetmithi.blogspot.com/2009/08/wedding-w… Reply Hahahah I was going to come over and post them too! (Mithi's sis) Reply Oh wow, those are awesome! Reply That is so awesome! I wonder if I would have time to make something like that for my own… hmmm… Reply I'm totally picturing Monty Python & The Holy Grail: "And there was much rejoicing! Yay!" If we were having guests at our wedding, I'd totally do that! Reply Ahhhh so cute! Reply Yay for Michele! 😀 I loved these when I saw them on her updates. Reply Did you have to glue the signs onto the sticks or did they stay up at the top? (doing this for my wedding 😉 ) Reply It's probably going to take a little while for her to check these comments because she's getting married today!!! So hang in there and I'm sure she'll fill in more details AND have pics of them being used at her wedding. Reply Hi! So happy everyone likes them. I put a few drops of glue on the sticks, mainly because I didn't want the flags sliding down the dowels. Then I folded the paper around, and did the stitching with a zipper foot- they ended up being fairly tight. It was super easy! Reply Omg Omg Omg… Yay!!! Absolutely great – I'm completely inspired Reply I adore this idea! What a fun alternative to having something thrown at you that doubles a sweet keepsake. Reply Totally kewl, cheap, recycled and HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY ! Great one! Congrats! Reply love the flag idea instead of rice! fabulous! Reply Oh how I love these. What a great idea! Reply Excellent! I think Martha Stewart picked these up? Ha ha ha…we are making signs for the front of our programs. Reply Is there a stencil or pattern to copy from somewhere? Also I dont sew, own a machine or know anyone that does, we're not a crafty bunch! Glue will have to suffice, unless anyone has a better idea! Help! Thx. Reply Full tutorial right here: http://offbeatbride.com/2009/11/yay-wedding-flag 1 agrees Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Participate in this conversation via email No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.