Whenever something wonderful happens I set the stage for celebration with a bunting-style banner. To me it’s a creative tradition, but others would say it’s a family joke. When my niece got engaged recently, this is the “HAPPY” bunting I whipped up. Hello, this is Sharyn Sowell and thank you for joining me today!
Instructions – Making Your Own Bunting
Cut out from the Heart Leaves Etched Dies set, as many Foliage and Heart Dies as you’ll need to spell out the word/words of your choice. Use whatever you like to write a letter on each piece. Draw a little heart or flower if you like on the swallow or leave it plain.
Measure the width of the space where you’ll hang your bunting. Add a few inches for it to drape and for a bow or ties at the end.
Now put the pieces together using baker’s twine as shown. I threaded the little pompoms on between the lettered hearts and added a swallow on each end. Let yourself play! Improvise, make it however you’d like. I like to add little bows at each end.
When you’re done playing with embellishments, hang your little bunting with joy.
After mine decorated for a spontaneous party (fickle me! I can never stop tweaking!) I decided to add a brightly colored background so I cut out pieces of hot pink a bit bigger than the heart and leaf letters. A quick swipe with the glue stick and I hung it.
After the family party, she decided to hang the bunting banner home over her bed, a reminder of the happy celebrations and the wedding to come.
- S3-265 Heart Leaves Dies
- S2-261 Swallow and Heart Dies
- PL-001 Platinum Die Cutting And Embossing Machine – 8.5″ Platform
- T-001 Tool ‘N One
Baker’s Twine; Ribbon of your choice; Package of little pompoms (dollar store purchase); Colored Cardstock/Paper; Pen; Glue; Assortment of your favorite embellishments.
One of the best things about a bunting is they are almost always saved as a happy memory! Make someone feel loved and special which, for me (and probably for you, too!), is what crafting is all about.