I’m sure that most of you have seen these adorable bunting projects. Bunting is so fun to use for everything—cake decorating, gift toppers, party decorations and the list goes on and on. Today we thought it would be fun to add to the list of great bunting projects with a little show and tell. First off, don’t you just love this adorable bunting card?
Alright, take it away Christen.
I’ve been making these fabric bunting cards for longer than almost any of the other things I create (apart from my fabric hair clips) so I feel quite fond of them. So I suppose you could say they’re like my second born child; only unlike the human version they are toilet trained and quite a bit less messy.
They also make the perfect hostess gift. Unlike my second-born human child.
What you’ll need:
- Small fabric triangles.
- Blank cards, swing tags, paper bags – whatever takes your fancy to stitch some bunting onto.
- Glue stick or similar.
What to do:
- Lightly dab a small amount of glue in the middle of each flag and place on the card to create a row of mini bunting. I find it easier to position your flags first and then pick each up, dab it, and return it to position.
- If your card is a traditional folding type, open it out. I know that might sound frighteningly obvious but let’s just say I know someone (a friend of a friend) who didn’t and, well, they had themselves a sewn-up card. Okay, so it was me. Here’s a tip: it’s perhaps better not to have a glass of red wine prior to sewing. For many reasons.
- Sew your little flags to your card.
Here’s another tip: you can use any complementary or contrasting colour thread in your needle, but using white thread in the bobbin will make your stitching much more inconspicuous inside the card.
I love to give a little set of these as a hostess thank-you gift.
The beauty of them is that they can be personalised for any occasion. You can stamp a name, “thanks” or whatever takes your fancy. Go on, do a cheeky one. You know you want to.
I made this one for a birthday:
Rubber stamps are fab for personalising, but any pen (make sure it doesn’t bleed on your fabric first) is fine.
Or just put together a simple, un-stamped set that is appropriate for pretty much any joyous occasion requiring a card.
Don’t limit yourself to traditional cards. What about eensy weensy flags on a swing tag.
The sweetest addition to a gift.
The thing is, anything you can sew, you can pretty much adorn with mini bunting (hurrah) so don’t, whatever you do, stop at cards.
The thing I adore about using fabric for this rather than paper is the texture and movement you get from the fabric. I mean, look:
There are lots of other ways to use these. Create extra-long strands and string them in lines across a kid’s bedroom walls or roof. Use them to decorate dull light fittings or lamp shades. Wind strands around paper lanterns, string them up to decorate doll’s houses. Heck, I’ve even toyed with mini bunting made of wetsuit material to brighten up our fish tank. My husband, normally a very tolerant man, drew the line at potentially upsetting the delicate balance of our small tropical tank purely for aesthetic purposes. So maybe don’t make your fish sick if you can help it but go on, get out there and get your mini fabric bunt on! You know you want to.