Bunting is such an easy way to decorate for any party! You could customise with letters to spell out a child's name or numbers to really make it special. This bunting is quick and easy to make as you don't have to be too accurate!
What you'll need:
-Paper to make heart templates
-Foam stabiliser (I've used Bosal in-r-foam) ideally double sided but not a must
-Fabric of choice
-Rope or ribbon
-Hot glue gun
-Erasable fabric pen or chalk
-505 spray adhesive (if your foam isn't double sided fusible)
-any extra decoration, I've used mini pompoms
I've used the new Alice in Wonderland fabric from Craft Cotton Company who teamed up with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to celebrate their upcoming exhibition, Alice: Curiouser and Curiouser. This is a 5 piece fabric collection featuring the wonderful illustrations from first published edition of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, illustrated by John Tenniel, 1866.
Click here to see exhibition details
Create heart templates. Either print out a heart shape online or to make your own, you can fold a piece of paper in half, draw a half heart shape and cut this out to make it even. I've made 2 different heart shapes.
Use these templates to cut out heart shape foam. I made 4 of each size so 8 hearts in total.
2. Use the foam hearts to draw the shape onto your fabric using an erasable marker. You'll need a top and bottom piece for all 8 heart foams.
TIP - fussy cut top piece of your fabric if it has a design you want to feature in the centre of the heart.
Cut the shape out of your fabric about half an inch bigger. (this can be rough)
3. Place your top fabric heart onto the foam and your back piece on the back, sandwiching the foam between. If your foam is double sided fusible, you can iron the fabric to it now to keep it in place or use a spray glue instead.
Roughly sew over the heart shape making sure you sew through all 3 layers.
Repeat with all of the heart shapes.
4. Erase your pen marks and using pinking sheers, trim the edge of the hearts to create the zigzagged effect.
5. Using a hot glue gun, adhere the hearts in any arrangement you like onto the rope or ribbon. I've glued mine at angles to give the wonky effect to suit the Alice theme!
Add any extras, I've added small pompoms to each heart.
And that's the bunting finished! Curiouser and curiouser.....