Bunting, like wine, makes things better.
Just look at that storage chest above and tell us it doesn’t.
And as you can see, mini bunting needn’t be Cath Kidston-twee. For example, you could make this with dastardly skull and cross bones-patterned felt if the fancy so took you.
And you can hang it anywhere. On your trunk, a la us. On your kid’s bedroom door. On a gallery wall. On a drinks trolley. From the mantlepiece. A kitchen book shelf. Above your bed. Diagonally above your desk like a hipster blogger. Up to you.
The best thing is: it’s SUPER easy to make.
So if you’re on the market for a bit of quick and easy mini bunting making, check out this how-to.
1. For a strip of mini bunting like this, you will need: about a meter of bias binding and your own selection of squares of coloured felt – buy from any good online or in store haberdashery.
Or just Amazon it, if you must. Plus, scissors (fabric ones, ideally), thin cardboard, pencil, ruler, needle, pins and thread. Oh, and an iron.
2. Make a triangle template. Using your ruler, draw a 4-inch horizontal line. Measure 2 inches in and then draw a 4-inch vertical line. Then fill in your triangle sides. Easy, right.
3. Now pin your triangle to your felt and cut around the bugger. Continue like this until you have 7 triangles.
4. Now fold your length of bias binding in half and press with iron.
5. Next, tuck a felt triangle into the pressed binding, a few inches in, and pin it in place. Leave about an inch and pin your next one. And so on, until you’ve tucked in all your triangles (aw).
6. Now it’s time to unleash the needle and thread – and your primary school sewing skills – and start sewing that bad boy.
Don’t worry too much if you’re crap. You can get away with a lot with white thread on white binding. OR, if you’re a whizz on a sewing machine then do it that way.
7. Give it all another little press with the iron once you’re done – et voila, easy mini bunting for your place
As a side note, obvz if you’re feeling confident you can get longer bias binding and more felt and turn your mini bunting into big bunting that you hang from your ceiling and your walls like in Bake Off. Or something cooler. Being little, we thought we’d start small.
Are you a fan of crafting? Bunting? We’d love to get your feedback/tips!
Ooh and feel free to visit our shop if you fancy – we have lots of nice craft-y things in there if you don’t feel like making things yourself.