Super Easy Felt Bunting

I might have mentioned on the Tidy Away Today facebook page yesterday, just how much I love things that are made out of felt.  Felt is a great fabric for crafts and I adore any material with texture.  I also love bunting, of any description, so felt bunting… gah, what’s not to love?!

During the school holidays, some house and home projects have not really been high on the agenda, but this is one I’ve been intending to do once the painting was finished in Gabriel & Beau’s shared bedroom and I knew it wouldn’t take very long.

So, the inspiration for this goes back to when I saw this image on Pinterest via ‘Home & Delicious’ (a gorgeous Icelandic blog and magazine which you should definitely check out if you haven’t already).

black bunting
Source: Home & Delicious

At the time I saw this everyone was going for the Kath Kidston type floral flag bunting in a big way, which I knew wasn’t going to feature anywhere in our male-dominated household.  So when I saw the black half moon bunting strung up against a crisp white wall I immediately fell for it!  That would definitely be ok in a boys room.  So I pinned the idea and returned to it later when I created a bit of pallet-style artwork that needed a finishing touch.

pallet art

 But for the boys room I really fancied making some all in black, since I’ve had in the back of my mind a slightly ‘pirate inspired’ theme for in there, which would work.

However, I’ve added a little twist of inspiration – ombre bunting!

All you need is the following, it’s a no-sew project, people 🙂

equipment

Above is all you need, although I ditched the fancy ribbon as I wanted all black ideally, plus the pieces weren’t long enough – so I just used some black bias binding instead.  I simply hot-glued in  the felt half-moons that I cut out.

bias binding

 

The ombre idea is hardly a revelation, but since I happened to have some felt in black and two shades of grey, I thought I’d try it out.

I just stuck it up with a few blobs of blu-tak, et voila

felt bunting

 

Oh and we added that little Ikea picture shelf recently, which is handy over the beds.

I can’t show the whole of the room as we’re not there yet, but a quick before and after of that wall behind the beds that began life sky blue before being given a lick of grey.

Before

After

 

We’ve still got roller blinds to cut down for the windows in here and to paint the floorboards!  Still a way to go, then, but since this bunting has been on my forever list, at least I can cross it off.  It was fun to do a little crafting and only took an hour or so – result!

Antonia

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