It’s hard to justify spending money on things you don’t really ‘need’ but we believe making your house beautiful is a true priority! Bunting is a great way to jazz up your living room or garden on the cheap by making it yourself and despite contrary belief, it’s really easy.
- First gather up some material or paper you’d like to use, bunting looks great when lots of colourful yet contrasting material is used, you can visit your local haberdashery store and get as little or as much material as you like.
- Then make a triangular template to the size you want your bunting flats to be, giving 1cm extra around the edge to allow if you're sewing. Then trace around your piece of material and cut out the shape.
- Sew around the edges to give a clean finish, a zig zag stich on a sewing machine looks great or you can stitch by hand if you don’t have a machine. If you're using paper we like using a pair of pinking shears for a zig zag edge.
- Finally choose some pretty ribbon which will hold your bunting together and stitch the tops of your flags to the ribbon, leaving around 30cm between each triangle.
And voila! A chic addition to your home on the cheap!
By Aimee Kitson