Friday, June 21, 2013

Burlap Bunting

Hi Everyone, happy Friday!

A couple of weeks ago was the 20th anniversary of two very special people in my life. They decided to recommit in simple, intimate to-do, just a few family members in attendance around a little backyard bonfire. I made a couple of simple decorations to add to the festivities.

Burlap Bunting, all packed up and ready to go.

Hey look, I crocheted! Ha!! I can crochet a straight line around the world, lemme tell you. But to turn, and actually make something... not so much. I'm trying though, I'm on lesson 8. It's very slow going (mostly because I haven't worked at in months!). But again, straight lines, to tie into a pretty bow, no problemo.

Here it is all draped across my fireplace...

Couldn't be easier, I cut several layers at once on the big cutting mat on my craft table with the rotary cutter, and then did a very quick running stitch with cotton twine through the tops. I think I made about 30 feet in just under an hour and a half, start to finish. 

I made some felt circle bunting as well. Cut every single one of those circles by hand, too. With scissors.

I ran them one after another through my sewing machine with a zigzag stitch, easy peasy.

Fast, easy, pretty & festive! Perfect for an impromptu backyard weddin'-non-weddin'.

I like these kinds of quick projects, instant crafty gratification.
What's your favorite fast project? Do tell!


Laura said...

These are very pretty! One of my daughters got married last summer and we made simple buntings similar to the burlap, but with triangles of several different calico fabrics. Lovely!

Aurelia Eglantine said...

Very pretty, and elegant too! The crocheted bow is so sweet :)

TheMistressT said...

You already know how hard I loved these buntings! And now I might finally have to use those crochet hooks I inherited just to make those "chains" for wrapping packages or something. Thanks and dang you for the inspiration!

Beedeebabee said...

Your decorations are so adorable! You really have a knack for making any celebration super special. (I remember what you did for your friend's bridal shower!) I can't believe you cut all those circles by hand. Did you have blisters on your fingers afterwards? ;) Your crochet tie is so sweet. I love it!