For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb
Psalm 139:13

Monday 22 July 2013

the summer of making: luggage tag bunting

Ooh, bunting?  Yes please!  But won’t I need a sewing machine/pristine vintage fabrics/to become Kirstie Allsopp?  No, reader, you will not.  Breathe a sigh of relief because although lovely, none of those things will be necessary here.  Yes, this may well be the simplest and most adorable bunting project yet known to mankind.  Not that you heard it from me, of course.          

The success of this project could very much hinge on your word choice.  Flowery adjectives work best, or even your name.  I’ve just used my bunting as a room decoration, but am considering a Mrs & Mrs variation for the wedding.  

You will need: a pack of large paper luggage tags from a stationary store or post office near you, at least a metre of string or ribbon, according to your preference, some wooden clothes pegs, a reliable black pen/watercolour pencil and your favourite word.  Oh, and pins or something. You're gonna want to put it somewhere. 

1.       Count out enough tags; one for each letter of your chosen word.
2.      Write out the word, in big capitals, one letter on each tag.  The luggage tags should be vertical with the pointy end pointing upwards.    
3.      Peg the tags onto your ribbon or string in order, making sure they are central and evenly spaced. 

And that’s really all there is to it.  Now hang your bunting up somewhere nice and be a smug crafter. 

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