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.