EASY DIY BUNTING
Valentine's Day Bunting
A few years ago I read The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin and I started to think about what kind of things I enjoy. The hobby that made me happy was crafting so I began this blog and have done many projects since then.
I found a YouTube channel called ThreadBanger and I loved their tutorials and craft ideas. This group of people is no longer making videos together but I do follow Meg Allan Cole, one of the women from this group and she has some great videos. One of her tutorials from ThreadBanger is about making a Mother's Day banner. Using the instructions in the video I created my first banner and have been addicted ever since. Every holiday needs a banner! My sister's husband recently left for basic training and we found some military-themed fabric and made one to celebrate his going away.
Here is the tutorial that I used (it starts about about 42 seconds):
- I use a cereal box to make the triangle template - not expensive card stock
- I use double fold bias tape (you don't have to iron it in half)
- Before I bought a sewing machine I would use Stitch Witchery fusible iron on tape to connect the sides of each flag and to attach it to the bias tape
On the top green bunting I cross stitched "Happy Birthday Adam" for my fiance's birthday and on the Valentine's Day bunting I stitched a heart with our initials. I liked them so much that now I hang them over my bead.
Ladybug Bunting for a baby shower
For an ice cream-themed party
Skeleton bunting for a Day of the Dead party