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Clip-Art Craft: Cupcake Flags

Signal a special occasion by topping the dessert course with checkered "good luck" banners or sunburst "birthday" medallions. Dressed like this trio of cupcakes, your treats will pass any test of festivity with flying colors.




  • Clip art
  • Scissors
  • Party toothpicks
  • Candy-colored beads


  1. Step 1

    Download our clip art, print on a color printer, and cut out.

  2. Step 2

    Cut out one of the strips and fold it in half vertically. Apply craft glue to the top third of a party toothpick, slip it into the fold so it sticks out slightly at the top, and hold it in place until dry. Affix banner halves together with a glue stick.

  3. Step 3

    Cut out two circles. Place one facedown; use a glue stick to affix a toothpick along the circle's diameter so the toothpick's tip juts just beyond the circle's edge. Attach a short length of folded ribbon at the bottom. Affix other circle face up. Apply a dot of craft glue to the top of your flagpole; slip a small bead over the end.

Martha Stewart Living, January 2003



Reviews (2)

  • mtnmchgrl 13 Nov, 2010

    I used this template to create my own in Photoshop. They worked perfectly! THANKS MARTHA!

  • nana2oneboy 26 May, 2010

    I printed the templates and was disappointed. They didn't come out in red and there was not one for the Happy Birthday circle. I usually am very pleased with these craft ideas. My printer printed the same colors as are on the template. A red would have made a much bolder statement than the orange, in my opinion. Keep up the good work on sending these tips everyday. I do enjoy them.