February 9, 2015

No Sew Bunting Flag for Valentine's Day

A few years ago I made this simple no sew bunting flag for Valentine's Day and it's so easy that I thought I would share it with you again. 

Have you ever made bunting flags? I think that they are so adorable, but being that I'm not much of a sewer (like not at all), I had never given it a try. Then one day I got this idea to make it a super EASY craft that anyone (even the kids0 can do!  


The idea for this project started when I found this vintage book of old sheet music at an Antique/Collectible store in town for a few dollars. The book isn't an antique, but is vintage and was in excellent condition. I went to Joann's Craft Superstore and found a box of foam hearts that included glitter lettering (the foam cut hearts were on sale of course, I always love me a good sale!).  I already had ribbon in my personal craft stock here at home.  The only other items I needed besides what is in this next picture was clear tape and glue.



I started by tearing out nine pages from the music book.  I had decided to use an odd number of pages so I would have one hanging directly in the center.  I planned to put a note on the center flag so I needed one in the center (I hope that made sense)...



After tearing out the pages, I cut a straight edge down the side that was torn.  Then I cut and trimmed all of the excess edging around the music.  I made one page as a template for size and then I cut the remaining pages to the same size.



Next I softly folded a few pages at once (without creasing), then I proceeded to cut the bottom off (as shown below)...



I did the same to all of the pages using my first cut piece as a template guide for the remainder of them.



Next, I laid the pages across my floor and placed hearts across them, with dark pink and light pink alternating.  I decided I wanted something a little more decorative than just the alternating colors, so I proceeded to cut out smaller hearts from additional white and light pink hearts.  I folded the foam in half and cut my smaller hearts from the larger ones.  After laying out my pattern, I decided I would lay out my text for the white center heart.



I decided to put the words "Be Mine" on the center heart using the glitter letters that came with the package of hearts.



Next I looked at my two different shades of pink ribbon before deciding to use the dark pink.  I like the contrast between the darker pink and the white paper.  At this point nothing was glued yet.  Everything is just sitting in place so I could see if I liked the look... (which I did!).



I used clear packaging tape fasten the ribbon to the back of each page.  (Note: music was printed on both sides of each page, which is why you see me taping to music).  I left the ribbon slightly below the top of the page so the tape had  paper to adhere to, both above and below the ribbon.  I put about 1 1/2 inches of spacing between each of the flags.



After fastening all of the pages, I turned over the entire project so I was now looking at the front.



I used my multipurpose craft glue and smeared a bit on the back of each heart and then just eyeballed what looked like the center and fastened each one.  It is a home made craft project so it doesn't have to be perfect...  It is made with love and is supposed to look a little home made :)



So here is it, my finished project.  I hope it inspires you to get creative!







Until next time...
Happy decorating!

Diana

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Diana