Jacob is 15 months old and I still haven’t finished decorating his room. Still, my reasoning is if Kerry Katona can win Mum of the Year I’m not doing that badly, but anyway I digress…
Bunting is a really quick and easy way to brighten up a child’s room and this is the easiest and quickest way of all. In total, it took me less than an hour to make and that included drinking a cup of tea. Perfect, if you want to do something handmade for your kids but still to want to have time to chill out in the evening. I made two metres of this as I had quite an area to hang it across and the total costs for materials was £2.50 so it was an utter bargain. And I’ve got lots of stuff left over! All you need are, a lengh of ribbon and some nice coloured felt. Ok, so the instructions:
1) Cut the shapes you want out of felt. I’ve done traditional bunting here but I’ve also done heart shapes successfully too which was cute for Valentine’s Day.
2) Using your sewing machine (and you can do this by hand but it takes bloomin ages) carefully sew the bunting shapes along a piece of ribbon. Do this slowly as the machine doesn’t always like to sew over the felt so you may need to move the machine foot up and down occassionally.
3) Drink tea (or wine) and feel pleased with self. decoration done!
This would look cute in a garden during the summer. Roll on summer!