If you follow me on instagram, you’ll know that last week I started making bunting for our wedding (I’ll post about this at some point). Seven months (eeep!) is a long time to make the amount of bunting I need to make, but I knew that I’d get side tracked into other projects so I should give myself plenty of time.
Sure enough, I’d only sewn wedding bunting for two evenings when I got distracted by making some Christmas bunting as a present for my mum’s birthday on Wednesday.
Without further ado… here it is!
She has a lovely mantelpiece to display this on, we don’t, so I had to stick it to the wall with masking tape.
I love it.
The birds are cut out from this Ikea fabric (£3 a metre!), and appliqued using my sewing machine. I outlined some of them in straight stitching or a zig zag stitch for emphasis. I was surprised at how many different birds were hiding in the fabric!
I used the same fabric on the back of the flags (because I have about a million metres of it. (I also used it here. )
I bought the two different fabrics for the front of the flags from the remnant bin at my local quilting shop. I picked them up a long long time ago but I think they were around £3-4 each for just under half a metre.
The red tape at the top is a red woven ribbon from the same quilting shop and the lace is from there too.
I attached a tiny bell (5p each) by hand to the bottom of each flag.
Even though it was only stuck up with masking tape, I loved how jolly it made our living room, so maybe for my next project I’ll get side tracked into making some Christmas bunting for us!
PS. I’m so sorry to bring Christmas to your blog reader so early! I just made this and love it so much I had to share!