Thursday, November 14, 2013

Gold Glitter Fall Bunting - Tutorial

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Happy Thursday!  I've got a tutorial for a glittery shabby chic bunting for you today!

What you'll need:

  • 3 yards of glitter ribbon (I got mine at a local scrapbook store, but you can buy it online here)
  • 1/4 yard of burlap
  • scraps of lace (I had about 1/8 of a yard)
  • scissors or rotary cutter and mat
  • Clear ruler
  • pins
  • sewing machine and thread OR hot glue gun
First, cut your burlap into triangles.  Mine are 9 inches across and about 7 inches long.  Use your ruler to make sure your triangles are straight.  Repeat with your lace, making them a little smaller than the burlap triangles.  My lace triangles are about 6 inches across and 5 inches long.  Determine how long you want your bunting to be - mine is the entire 3 yards of ribbon, and I made 10 triangles.

When all of your triangles are cut, start layering the burlap and lace triangles together, and pin in the center.  This will make it easier to sew or glue!  I put my lace layer just below the top edge of my burlap layer, but you could line them up equally if you like.

Now, add the widths of your triangles together, then subtract that from the length of your ribbon.  Divide the remainder by 2, and that's how much ribbon you want to leave before you add your first triangle.  My ribbon was 108 inches and my triangles were 90 inches total.  So, 108-90=18, 18/2=9.  So I left 9 inches of ribbon on each end.  Mark the space with a pin and then place the ribbon about and inch from the top.  Start sewing!  Make sure to back stitch.  If you don't have a sewing machine, just put down some hot glue and lay the ribbon on top.

Continue placing the triangles side by side with as much or as little space between them as you like.

Voila!  A glittery bunting perfect for your Thanksgiving dinner party!  I hung mine above my entry table and love the way it adds a little sparkle.

 If you haven't made yourself a bunting yet, they really are so simple! 

Stay tuned for some more Thanksgiving ideas coming soon!

1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous! I love it with your deer head artwork. I'm hosting a pillow cover giveaway that you should enter.