Sunday, March 25, 2012

I Broke Down and Made a Bunting

Not only did I make a bunting, I made two.  I've never been a bunting girl.  I really wasn't sure what a bunting really was.  They seem to be everywhere though.  I got the inspiration for my first bunting from Creations by Kara.  I downloaded her templates that she so graciously made available and cut them out with a fairly thin piece of cardboard.  I got mine off the back of one of my paper packages.

I picked out some kind of sort of Easter paper and got everything traced and cut.  I even did this sitting in the family room watching TV.

I found some book pages where I liked the type style and colors.

 I inked all the edges except the top of the book pages.  That's where you will fold it under about 1/2".  I just cut a piece of jute long enough to attach the book pages and left a little over so the ends could be tied.

Here's a close up of a few of the eggs.

I love adding a second egg cut out to make it look 3D.  Not your typical Easter colors but at least they were springy.

The other one I made for spring so I wouldn't have to put it away after Easter.  I picked out a few colors that fit my decor in the family room and instead of the 3D eggs, I made it into a "spring" banner.  

I think it turned out really cute.  Drop my Kara's blog and see where I got my inspiration.

That mantle is getting a paint job soon.  I thinking, you guessed it, black.  Imagine that.

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