Hi everyone! Spring finally made an appearance yesterday. The sun shone all day and I ran my errands without wearing a coat! So it’s fitting that today I’m sharing a spring bunting that I made with a little bit of paint, some twine, and a few denim scraps I had on hand from cutting up an old pair of jeans.
I have not modified my “Valentine’s Mantel” because I thought it looked just fine with its new spring bunting.
The larger pennants measure 6″(top) X 5.5″ (middle of top to the point) and the smaller 3″ X 3″. I cut six of the larger, to spell out “spring,” and nine of the smaller–enough to alternate with the larger and have two on each end.
I used my Sizzix Big Kick to make the little pale pink flowers, using a Tim Holtz die and a thrifted boiled wool jacket, but you can use any kind of decorative embellishment that you have available or cut some out by hand from scraps of felt. I also had the pearl half-beads that I tacky-glued to the center of the flower. I adhered the flowers to the denim using tacky glue as well. Pretty simple, right?
I made the letters by applying a thin coat of craft paint to my letter stamps with a foam brush. I had to stamp each letter two or three times to make sure they were dark enough to stand out. I guess the fabric absorbs a certain amount of the paint. Next time I might stencil the letters, but these stamps are my new favorite.
Finally, I laid out the pennants on my counter and glued twine to the top edge of each, using hot glue.
There you have it–a very simple but festive bunting to celebrate the welcome return of spring.
I’m so happy with my recently purchased (preserved) boxwood wreath. I shopped and shopped until I found this 10″ version at Target for just $19.95 (one of my sweet husband’s Valentines to me).