Tutorials – Make your own bunting for Christmas!


Have you seen all the lovely bunting springing up in shop windows, on Christmas trees and in period UK dramas? It’s everywhere at the moment and it’s so cute and festive!

Here’s what the Wikipedia Gods have to say about bunting:

Bunting (or bunt) was originally a specific type of lightweight worsted wool fabric generically known as tammy, manufactured from the turn of the 17th century, and used for making ribbons and flags

Today, “bunting” is a term for any festive decorations made of fabric, or of plasticpaper or even cardboard in imitation of fabric. Typical forms of bunting are strings of colorful triangular flags and lengths of fabric in the colors of national flags gathered and draped into swags or pleated into fan shapes.

Well, we thought it would be great to share the best tutorials we could find in Australia so you can make your own for this festive season!

Head to The Crafty Mummy for the simplest how-to for traditional fabric bunting:

http://www.myhomemadehappy.com/tutorial-how-to-make-bunting/

The Polkadot Bride shows us how to make some beautifully rustic Mr and Mrs Wedding Chair hessian bunting. Easy to adapt for your tree or home!

http://www.polkadotbride.com/2011/11/mr-mrs-hessian-chair-bunting-tutorial/

Anna Branford has some fiddly gumleaf bunting to try if you’re up for some delicate sewing. Great if you’re on a tight budget!

http://annabranford.com/making-things/gum-leaf-bunting

Be A Fun Mum has the CUTEST paper boat bunting for you to make from old books – love a bit of upcycling!

http://beafunmum.com/2012/04/vintage-paper-boat-garland/

Finally, make some vintage map bunting over at Angela Osborn‘s blog – so beautiful!

http://www.angelaosborn.com.au/map-bunting-tutorial/

Hopefully this has given you some bunting inspiration – would love to see the results of any attempts at these tutorials!

 

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