I promised to share my bunting tutorial from my Fall mantel last week. It’s really very simple, but if you’re like me, you like a little instruction before making something for the first time. I did look around the blogosphere before tackling this. And I got an idea of how to start, but this is how I did it. I didn’t follow any tutorial really, just winged it.
1. Jute or some kind of string or ribbon
3. Graph paper (optional)
4. Card stock or cardboard
5. Glue gun
First, I grabbed a piece of graph paper I had on the floor. I’d been using it to mark up something else, but I didn’t need it anymore. (You can print graph paper off the Internet. Just google it.) I measured 7 inches across. And then from the middle of my 7 inches, I measured 9 inches down and then created a triangle.
At the top of the triangle, I added an inch or so of extra space and made it a little shorter than 7 inches wide. I wanted to create a flap at the top to fold over my jute.
I then cut out my shape and traced it on to card stock and then cut it out. I didn’t want my pattern to be too flimsy when I was tracing it on to the fabric.
I then traced it on all my fabrics and cut them out.
Next, I ironed them. My fabric was a little wrinkled, but I also wanted to iron down the flaps.
I used my ruler to crease the fabric, then then pulled the ruler away as I ironed it.
I took my jute and placed it in the flap and hot glued it down. Easy peasy!
And then I hung it up on my mantel for the Fall! I think it’s so cute. I’m going to do one for Miss A’s room, too!