First of all, you may have noticed the blog has a whole new look. Ive been working super hard in my extra hours lately designing it, and Im so happy with the way it came out. It is so much more me. I used all of my own images for the backgrounds and header, which made it so much more personal. The background image is a quilt my mom made in the 70's. Let me know what you think of the changes, Id love to know!
I thought it would be fun to kick June off with a fun DIY bunting tutorial. I wanted to make this bunting for our new house since we found out we got it! And since i dont have any curtains for my windows yet, it was the perfect little thing to make it cute. You can make this for any space though. It would be super cute on a mantel or in a doorway, or even just strung on the wall.
trim, ribbon or really anything for the main part
trinkets, ie: doilies, photos, buttons, feathers, etc.
needle & thread or sewing machine
Sew any parts the need to go together first. My vintage lace was too short, so I sewed 3 peices together to make it longer. I also needed to sew the pom poms on the velvet strip.
Once all of your little pieces are put together, lay it all out on a large flat surface and place everything where you want it to go. This is the fun part. Change things up until you get it just right in your eyes.
If you want to add a photo (or bookmark like i did), all you need is a hole puncher and yarn. I just tied it in a loop in one of the holes of the lace.
Pin all of your pieces down so you dont lose their perfect place. I like to pin it all at once so I dont have to keep coming back to the table for each piece.
And its always nice to let your kitty help you decide too :)
I used vintage ribbon to create two loops on the end for hanging. You can use anything, yarn, string, ribbon, etc.
For the feather, I just used a needle and thread and pulled it right through the stem, and attached it to the lace. I wanted it to dangle, so I left a space between the feather and trim.
Then all you have to do is find the perfect spot in your home for your new little bunting! I love this bunting so much more than a typical fabric bunting (not knocking them, i love them too)... just b/c it can be so personal with your own stuff. Use stuff that has alot of meaning to you, and you will enjoy it so much when you walk past it and are reminded of great memories!
Now my window just need a pretty curtain! If you make a bunting, Id love to see it! Please send me a link if you post it! And feel free to share this on your blog, just please please link back to this post, thank you!