February 2010 Archives

Quick Craft

Few weeks back I was at Target and noticed they had penalty and challenge flags with their Super Bowl party stuff. However they were selling them for around 3 or 4 dollars for 2, so I wasn't going to buy them, but it gave me the idea to make my own for my Super Bowl "party". My general goal when I make things is to spend the least amount of money possible. It's more fun that way.

Went to the fabric store in hopes of finding suitable remnants but had no luck. Ideally, they would be made out of ripstop fabric but that stuff is expensive. Instead I found some relatively cheap cotton in the right colors. I ended up buying 1/3rd of a yard of red and yellow. I cut the fabric into approximately 13" squares, which gave me 3 flags of each color, with minimal leftovers. For the ends, Sammy the Shark, kindly donated some of his innards. I didn't want them to have anything too heavy in them just in case they get thrown in anger. I used rubber bands to cinch them up, but I may change to silver twist ties or wire to make them more accurate.

So the only thing I purchased specifically for the project was the fabric, which was $2.66. But Sammy and his plentiful innards were $1 and I'm sure you could get a package of rubber bands for $1 as well. Beats what Target was selling them for.


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Go Colts!