|Craft Project: Halloween ‘Trick or Treat’ Bunting|
- On 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 this step until you have enough flags (you’ll need 13 flags in total) for your bunting.
- Remember: You’ll need one odd flag to act as the space between ‘or’ and ‘treat’.
- Repeat this process with the fabric you would like to use on the front of each flag. So now you’ll have 26 flags.
- Lay 1 of each flags together on top of each other and sew around each edge. Depending on the fabric your using, I recommend using a contrasting thread. So Now we’re back to 13, fuller and thicker flags.
- When you’ve sewn each flag, carefully cut along the edge of each stitch about 0.5cm outside the thread to give a crisp, clean edge.
- Lay your flags out on your surface with 5 for the small ‘trick’ bunting and 8 for the larger ‘or treat bunting’. With your ribbon cut a length big enough to accommodate your small ‘trick’ bunting.
- Fold the ribbon lengths ways over the top of one flag. Give about 1/2 inch between each flag and allow approximately 15-20cm on each end (so it’s easy to hnag).
- 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.
- Repeat this for the ‘or treat’ bunting, give yourself a lot more ribbon!
- Now for the letters. With your third piece of contrasting 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.
- 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. DON’T try and wipe it while it’s still wet, it’s much easier to peel off dry glue!
- Your buntings are now ready!
To watch me make bunting, please watch this video for inspiration: