On the Eleventh Day of Christmas
... we made for ourselves some Christmas Bunting.
A simple one today - a couple of slightly different takes on bunting....
A paper and ribbon version that is a great project to make up with kids ...
and a scallop edged bunting that can be used as a Christmas garland to hang high or decorate your tree with. If you're looking for a tutorial on how to make bunting, check out HQ's tutorial over at Tribemag. In fact check out Tribemag ANYWAY for some brilliant family inspired ideas. If you are based in or near Devon or plan to stay there anytime soon then it really is THE essential family magazine - helping you discover the delights of Devon as well as giving you loads of kid friendly stuff to do at home or when you're out and about.
Paper and Ribbon Bunting - ideal for keeping little fingers busy!
Inspired by the very first of HQ's Christmas tutorial series by Sue of Liberty Rose, I went out and got me some sheet music to turn into her beautiful Christmas Calendar. I couldn't resist then turning some of it into this ditsy mini bunting. This is a perfect project to do with kids - you just need some pretty paper, scissors and ribbon, et voila! I've sewn the buttons on but if you use fabric glue to secure the ribbon then the kids could even stick these on. A fab project to keep the kids amused on a rainy Christmas afternoon.
I used a mixture of different sized white and cream buttons but you could use all sorts of Christmassy greens and reds. I think these little shell buttons look really gorgeous.
You could make metres of this and wrap it around your Christmas tree ...
This is a break from the traditional pointy bunting we all know and love. Again my initial thought was to use it as an alternative to tinsel round the tree, but it looks equally lovely draped along shelves ....
... or wrapped around beams.
It's really simple to make. find a tea cup or something else that's round and fits onto your charm pack square. Draw around it and cut out a circle with pinking shears to stop the edges fraying. Cut your circles in half and then stitch into your binding as with normal bunting. Carry on until you have the desired length and then you're done!
Check out the Tribemag article for more fun bunting ideas - especially for kid friendly cardboard and hole punch bunting. Ooo the possibilities are endless!