I'm so excited! I joined Iron Craft's "Year of Crafty Challenges". Every week in 2011 a new craft challenge is posted on Iron Craft. This week's challenge (my first) was to "Just Bunt"— create our own bunting.
What's bunting? Well, "bunting" is basically any festive decorations made of fabric, or of plastic, paper or even cardboard in imitation of fabric. It typically is made of strings of colorful triangular flags and fabric gathered and draped into swags or pleated into fan shapes. And there are some really crafty people out there making some imaginative bunting! Check out my friend Jeromina's edible bunting! Or Chrissy's magnetic bunting. Very cool!
I came up with a simple idea that can be used over and over again...
I kept the actual bunting clean and simple using neutral cotton and linen fabrics. These flags are super easy to make. I am not a sewer, but I was able to finally thread the needle on my sewing machine and sew the flags myself! Woohoo! Then I added a pop of color with the Valentine's themed patches I hand stitched and velcro'd onto the flags. Completely removable and re-"ewe"-sable! How convenient is that!
I'll be using this for all our holiday decorating this year. Next up— Shamrocks!
Be sure and check out the other great bunting ideas at Iron Craft.