A Happy Celebration Bunting by Sharyn Sowell for Spellbinders using Heart Leaves dies

A Happy Celebration Bunting

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!

A Happy Celebration Bunting by Sharyn Sowell for Spellbinders using Heart Leaves dies

Instructions – Making Your Own Bunting

I mix and match my dies and use one piece from a group often. This time I used Heart Leaves Dies Foliage Die (the largest die) and Swallow and Heart Dies Swallow Die.

A Happy Celebration Bunting by Sharyn Sowell for Spellbinders using Heart Leaves dies

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.

A Happy Celebration Bunting by Sharyn Sowell for Spellbinders using Heart Leaves dies

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.

A Happy Celebration Bunting by Sharyn Sowell for Spellbinders using Heart Leaves dies

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.

A Happy Celebration Bunting by Sharyn Sowell for Spellbinders using Heart Leaves dies

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.

A Happy Celebration Bunting by Sharyn Sowell for Spellbinders using Heart Leaves dies

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.

Spellbinders Supplies:

Other Supplies:

Baker’s Twine; Ribbon of your choice; Package of little pompoms (dollar store purchase); Colored Cardstock/Paper; Pen; Glue; Assortment of your favorite embellishments.

A Happy Celebration Bunting by Sharyn Sowell for Spellbinders using Heart Leaves dies

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.

2 Comments

  1. This is such a gorgeous creation !

  2. I was looking at those bottle dies – I like what you did with the card. Very creative! TFS

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