Thursday, July 25, 2013

easy-to-make Summer bunting


I love bunting! 


Whether made of fabric or scrapbook paper, it's fun and easy to make . . . and its possibilities are endless!

This pretty little ol' dishtowel  inspired my Summer bunting.

~ You can find the burlap trimmed dishtowels for sale in my etsy shop! ~

My best-friend, Alex, gave me these dishtowels for my birthday . . . and I fell in love with their beautiful, warm colors . . . and classic design. 

They look like Summer, don't they!?!

I thought I would change up my DIY chalkboard and drape Summer bunting across it, instead of writing a message this time. 



Here's how I made it . . .

STEP 1.
Select your favorite scrapbook paper and fabric trim (minimum 1-inch width).
Cut scrapbook paper into triangles (bunting flags).
Fold fabric trim in half, and then iron to make a seam.

~ I love the colors and patterns! ~

STEP 2.
Tuck the bunting flags into the ironed seam, 
and then pin the flags into place. 


STEP 4.
Sew a straight line along fabric trim,
removing the pins as you sew.
 



Voila, you're finished!

Now it's time to decorate . . .




It's even darling draped across a bouquet of flowers!

 

Happy Summer, friends!












38 comments:

  1. Well that's just too cute. I love bunting too! Nice blog.
    xo
    Taylor
    http://www.nothingbutapigeon.com/

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    1. Thanks, Taylor!
      Happy you came by!
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  2. How beautiful! I love buntings, too. Your photos are so amazing!

    New Facebook follower, would love for you to stop by my page if you get a chance.

    Rebekah @ Somewhere in the Middle

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    1. Hi Rebekah!
      Welcome! And thanks so much for your kind comment!
      So happy you're a new follower :o)
      I would love to stop by your page. Can you please send me a link?
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  3. OMG these are stunning,gorgeous details and colours.
    Easy to make!!!
    Wow...This is what i have been looking for and you have done a great job. Beautiful cards.
    Scrapbook

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    1. Hi Amelia!
      Thanks so much for stopping by!
      Yes, they're so easy to make . . . and very cute :o)
      The scrapbook colors and designs came from Hobby Lobby.
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  4. Love your mix of fabrics and this is such a cute idea. Hugs, Marty

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  5. Love the mix of fabrics that you chose!
    - Lora @ Craftivity Designs

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    1. Hi Lora!
      The bunting is made of paper. So fast and easy to make them from paper! I bought them at Hobby Lobby.
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Suzanne

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  6. Hi I love your bunting that you made, it's so pretty. I saw it on Share your cup!
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks, Julie!
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  7. I love how sweet and small your bunting is. We are running a series at our blog http://phatquartersblog.blogspot.com on buntings/banners, we would love for you to come visit with us. Maybe we could feature your sweet little bunting one week...

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    1. Hi Phat Quarters!

      So happy you stopped by!
      I would love to have my bunting featured on your site.
      Keep in touch and let me know!
      Have a beautiful weekend,
      Suzanne

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  8. I love the fabric of your bunting. I think I need to update the bunting on my vintage window.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by!
      My easy-to-make Summer bunting was made of Scrapbook Paper!!
      So fast and easy! I found the patters at Hobby Lobby!
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  9. Love the colors and bits of lace Suzanne! Right up my alley. You have it displayed so lovely. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. Suzanne, I absolutely love this tutorial. I've been wanting to make a bunting for my chicken coop (I know--sounds weird, but my girls need some color in their lives out there!), and this would be a great tutorial for me to follow. I'm bookmarking this so I can make sure I have good instructions when I start mine!

    I'd like to invite you to share this post and up to two others at our From the Farm Blog Hop, which is live right now. Your style of blog posts would fit right in with the wonderful posts that are shared!

    From the Farm Blog Hop

    Hope to see you there!
    ~Kristi@Let This Mind Be in You

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  11. Hi Kristi!

    Thanks for taking the time to comment!
    Bunting for your chicken coop doesn't sound weird at all. I think it would add color and charm. I've seen bunting hung over, and in front of coops, before . . . and think that it's incredibly cute!
    A great tip for outdoor bunting is laminating the triangles before sewing them to the fabric trim. That will ensure that it holds up to the elements.
    I laminated bunting for my son's outdoor birthday party, and it worked marvelous. You can see it here . . .
    http://simplysuzannes.blogspot.com/2012/03/vintage-spiderman.html

    Thank you for the personal invitation to join your Blog Hop. See you soon!
    Have a great week,
    Suzanne
    PS Keep in touch, and let me know how your chicken coop bunting turns out!

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  12. The gang over at My Personal Accent think your post about the Easy Summer Bunting is terrific!! We would like to invite you to party with us starting at 5:00 Thursday nights at our new Blog Strut Peacock Style Link Party to share your creative ideas. Come on over!! http://wp.me/P2Vf55-1K

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    1. Hi Sande!

      Thank you so much for stopping by!
      And a big thank you for the personal invitation to join your new blog's party! I can't wait!
      Have a beautiful weekend,
      Suzanne

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  13. I absolutely love this! Great job! and thank you so much for sharing it:) I LOVE buntings too but have only made fabric ones - must try paper next time!

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    1. Hi Krista!
      Thanks for coming by!
      Bunting made with thick scrapbook paper is easier and quicker to make. Now that you know the secret - you'll be making it for every occasion!
      Come back again soon!
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  14. Sew simple and so sweet! I think I will use this tutorial to make something like this for my son's birthday party! I am so glad you shared with us and you are my pick for features this week at Give Me The Goods! Would love for you to come by and grab a feature button!
    Amber@ Dimples & Pig Tales

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    1. Thanks, Amber!
      I'm so excited to be featured on your site!
      I'm a new follower of yours, and love all the inspirations :0)
      I make bunting for just about everything ~ paper and fabric ones. They're in almost every post that my kids are featured in. They say "FUN" to me!
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  15. Thanks for stopping by DIY Vintage Chic’s Friday’s Five Features and Fun Festivities. Don’t forget to stop back by this Friday!

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  16. So sweet...love the pattern mix :)

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    1. Hi Laurel!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  17. Awe, yes, I like yours with the cute lace trim, perfect! Turned out great!

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  18. I love bunting too! It is a great excuse to mix fun fabrics together.
    Corey from TinySidekick.com

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    1. Hi Corey,

      Thanks for stopping by!
      I have a whole box of bunting that I've made over the last two years. I think I have a few for every occasion under the sun, lol!

      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  19. Good morning! I just wanted to stop by and let you know I featured you today! Hope to see ya back this evening ;)

    http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com/2013/08/all-things-thursday-5-features.html

    Fotini

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    1. Hi Fontini!
      That's great! Thank you so much!!
      I'll see you this evening :0)
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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  20. This is so cute! I love how it turned out and the lace trim is awesome.

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    1. Thanks, Brenna!

      Bunting is so easy to make, especially when using scrapbook paper. I love the endless possibilities of patterns and trims. Makes them so much fun!
      Thanks for coming by!
      Have a great week,
      Suzanne

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  21. This is beautiful! I found you via Someday Crafts :) You would probably love our blog series of 52 buntings in a year! Please check us out :)

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    1. Hi Phat Quarters!
      I'll come by! Thanks for the invitation :0)
      Have a great weekend,
      Suzanne

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