Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Will you be mine? #3 - Valentine Bunting

I have not been on top of things with decorating my mantel for Valentines Day.

I know, I know "Gasp! Whats wrong Rachael?"
I have been trying to think of something
thats not too over the top, a little understated, but still fun.

I tend to over do it when I get to decorate with pink.

So I came up with this bunting.

It was mostly a happy accident.

It was originally supposed to be a no-sew project.

I had the plain fabric out from a different project.
And I was looking for my fusible interfacing when I found this stuff,
which gave me additional inspiration.

I have been missing my good scissors for awhile now.
Ah, the rewards of clearing out clutter!

I was going to iron the interfacing to the back of the fabric,
cut out triangles and then hot glue everything to a ribbon.
You can still do that, if you want a no sew project. *wink*

But alas, I couldn't find my interfacing, so I had to sew.
Which is good because it turned out much better this way.

Heres how I did it

You will need:
2 kinds of fabric. A couple of fat quarters should be perfect.
Twine, ribbon, rope, etc. to hold it all together.
Paint - fabric paint is not necessary, craft paint is fine.
Freezer paper.
Tutorial for using freezer paper as a stencil HERE.

And thats that!
I think I need to make another one for my sons room.
I'll have to raid my stash of boyish plaids and stripes.

Love printable HERE.



marissa said...

this is so pretty, that striped fabric is perfect I would love you to add this and any other posts you want to show off to my What We Wore and Made party over at

A To Zebra Celebrations said...

I love this!!! I have a linky party on Tuesdays if you'd like to share :) ~nancy~


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