I do have a bit of a love affair with bunting going on.
After reading how my friend creatively set up a nursery for her small boy I looked around the oldpolicehouse and realised there was bunting in almost every part of the house. Different designs and medium but without doubt quite a lot. Seeing those happy little triangles, hearts or even rectangles hanging make me smile lots and I obviously got lucky with a man who never complains about it.
Boys bunting however is much harder to get right, especially as they start to grow and my teen boys room is a definite bunting free zone.
The slightly smaller boys room has just had the usual holiday sort out and de clutter. Thomas the Tank engine has been firmly replaced by football and the duplo has been donated to a younger sister as it has been deemed too young. How quickly time passes and it makes me slightly sad to see the Thomas train carrier that used to accompany us everywhere banished.
Smallest boy is amazing at reading and is loving all the Beano annuals we discovered in our sort. A few have not fared well over the years and I had a little play with some discarded pages and came up with this.
Unfortunately the smallest boy got very upset as he saw me cutting because he hadn't read that page, oops!
I cut the pages into triangle, using a template made from an old cereal pack. This is because the pirate bunting hanging opposite to this, which I made in literally ten minutes before a birthday party, I didn't and every time I look at it and see the different shaped triangles I feel annoyed I didn't take more care!
I then used a piece of bias binding and folded it across the flag. I started to pin it but actually found it much easier to just hold it and feed it through by hand.
1. Cut up an old annual (best to use a template)
2. Use folded bias binding (or ribbon folded)
3. Fold over the flags (easier to do it one at a time as it is actually going through the machine)
4. Sew together
Using the sewing machine I simply sewed it all together, the paper was easy to work with at it is quite thick and hangs well. It was so easy to do and looks very effective although remember to change the sewing needle after as it will be very blunt after this project.
Hang it somewhere and enjoy.
Are you a fellow bunting lover?
Where do you hang it?