Thursday, March 8, 2012

Union Jack Bunting

Inspired by a recent visit to a craft exhibition and some new purchases, I've been busy making some bunting in preparation for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations in June. (I can't believe I'm so organised!!)



I used a Bunting Pack of ready cut cardboard triangles



Cut strips of paper and laid them on the triangles



Then whilst holding down the strips I carefully inked over them, covering the whole triangle. A low tack adhesive tape would probably have been easier than the strips as I had to do gymnastics with my fingers to hold them all in place while inking!



I stamped randomly with my new Portobello Road stamps (Docrafts).




I ♥ these stamps! (Seen here with some of my new buttons!)



I removed the strips



Added ribbons



And even some of my new washi tape (from here)



Finally I stitched (with invisible thread - my latest discovery!) all the triangles onto ribbon



And strung them up



In the conservatory! I need to get some lovely red cushions to put on the sofa but for now I will use the cushion that my son made in school a few years ago.



Are you going to be making any bunting?

~A

1 comment:

PL said...

I love it Amanda, thanks for the details on how to make it. Very British!!!