Showing posts with label Bunting for a Party. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bunting for a Party. Show all posts

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Simple Paper Flag Bunting

Craft:

My pre-spring clean continues this week. Last week I found an old mirror that I quickly updated with a coat of paint - this week I dug up a bag of left over card I had from a project that just didn't turn out how I hoped (so I shelved it).

Anyway, I'm always looking for ways to brighten up my home. I'm waiting to start renovating so anything that feels like a little step towards my new home is welcome!

This is a really simple project and will reflect Em and my ongoing love of bunting - in a million ways!

For this project you will need:

  • various colours of cardboard (or paper sheets would work just as well)
  • glue
  • string, wool, or ribbon
  • scissors
Simply cut the card into 1 inch wide strips and approximately 5 inches in length. 

Next fold each strip length ways.

Freehand cut a triangle out of each end of the card.


Cut a length of your chosen string, wool or ribbon.

Sit each folded card over the string and secure with a dab of glue (I weighted mine down overnight just to make sure they stuck).


Hang your bunting along a wall, over a mirror or across a window for some excitement!


Happy crafting!

Caity

Monday, 8 July 2013

Cardboard Wall Dots For Simple Party Decorations

Craft:


This weekend we had my daughter Poppy’s 6th birthday party at our lovely local Memorial Hall. Our Hall is very large and consists of several rooms, so I had to find some cheap and easy ways to decorate it (nicely!) for the party. I decided to focus on decorating a couple of key areas for maximum impact, which led me to my idea for my Cardboard Wall Dots.



I also made up some new No-Sew Bunting to go with my Wall Dots, which looked very nice.



My Cardboard Wall Dots were very simple to make! They also hardly took any time to do. The only materials you’ll need are:

-          Fabric
-          Cardboard boxes
-          Serrated knife for cutting out the shapes
-          Spray glue

Firstly, cut (“slice”, I suppose I really mean) your shapes out of the cardboard with your serrated knife. 



Then place the dots on your fabric and cut around them. Leave a bit of material right around the dot, so that you’ve got enough to fold over once you’ve applied your spray glue.


Give your dots a quick iron to get rid of any creases. 


Then spray the wrong side of the material with spray glue, and place your cardboard dot in the middle of each piece of material. 

Give it a while to become sticky. Then fold the edges over the cardboard and give them a little while to dry.


Then simply stick them up on the wall with blu-tack. They will look terrific.

If you decide to try this project, I hope you enjoy it!

Emma

Monday, 20 June 2011

No-Sew Bunting for a Party or a Child's Room


Craft / Home Decorating:


On Saturday I had to quickly make some decorations for my daughter's birthday party. I didn't have time to sew anything... so I just made these no-sew buntings.

I bought some iron-on bias binding (I think that's what it was!) - 4 metres of it - doubled it over on itself and ironed it together so that the top of the bunting would have a bit of strength.

Then I cut out the triangles from the material and stapled them onto the binding. So quick and easy! It looked great too!!

You could also do the same thing for a child's room if you didn't feel like sewing or if you don't own a sewing machine!

Happy making!

Emma