|Craft Project: Halloween ‘BOO!’ Bunting|
- With a piece of paper, draw a triangle to use as a template for your bunting flags. Experiment with different sizes to get the right size for you (it’s better to do this with paper than waste fabric!)
- Lay your template on the fabric you want to use for the back of each flag and cut around each side. You can give yourself a couple of centimetres or so as you’ll be trimming the flags later to get a really crisp edge.
- Repeat until you have 14 flags.
- Place 1 flag on top of the other, so you will have 7 double sided flags and sew around each edge.
- When you’ve sewn each flag, carefully cut along the edge of each stitch about 0.5cm outside will look great.
- With a long piece of ribbon in hand, fold it lengths ways over the top of one flag approximately 15cm from the end. Stitch along the top of the flag. Place the next flag about 3 cm from the first and continue until all your flags are stitched to the ribbon.
- Now for the letters. With your white felt fabric, cut a square that will fit comfortably inside your flag. Begin cutting your letters out of this square. If you’re not confident cutting letters by hand, print off large letters from your computer and use them as a template.
- For the little ghosts, either cut a ghostly shape freehand or trace a cartoon ghost, printed from your computer. For the eyes simply poke a whole with scissors.
- To stick the letters on I recommend using a hot glue gun as it sticks very fast and creates little mess. Normal glue is also good too just be careful not to smudge it on the flags!
- With the glue, dab it on the backs of the letters and gently press the letters down. If your glue seeps outside the letters, leave it to dry and then peel it off.
- Your bunting is ready to scare your trick or treaters!
To watch me make bunting, please watch this video for inspiration: