I have not been on top of things with decorating my mantel for Valentines Day.
I know, I know "Gasp! Whats wrong Rachael?"
I have been trying to think of something
thats not too over the top, a little understated, but still fun.
I tend to over do it when I get to decorate with pink.
So I came up with this bunting.
It was mostly a happy accident.
It was originally supposed to be a no-sew project.
I had the plain fabric out from a different project.
And I was looking for my fusible interfacing when I found this stuff,
which gave me additional inspiration.
I have been missing my good scissors for awhile now.
Ah, the rewards of clearing out clutter!
I was going to iron the interfacing to the back of the fabric,
cut out triangles and then hot glue everything to a ribbon.
You can still do that, if you want a no sew project. *wink*
But alas, I couldn't find my interfacing, so I had to sew.
Which is good because it turned out much better this way.
Heres how I did it
You will need:
2 kinds of fabric. A couple of fat quarters should be perfect.
Twine, ribbon, rope, etc. to hold it all together.
Paint - fabric paint is not necessary, craft paint is fine.
Tutorial for using freezer paper as a stencil HERE.
And thats that!
I think I need to make another one for my sons room.
I'll have to raid my stash of boyish plaids and stripes.
Love printable HERE.