Summer will be here soon, with its cohort of picnics and outdoor parties. It has to be the nicest time of the year! When I started sewing, I looked for easy, repetitive projects, so I could learn and practice new techniques. This is how I learned how to decorate with bunting. It’s an easy and satisfying sewing project, and there are many possibilities and styles. I realised it could be a very accessible way to decorate for any event, like a birthday party or a wedding.
White Chalk Paint and Sand Paper
Recently I designed a photo background with floorboard planks. I painted the front with white chalk paint and sanded it unevenly to give it a distressed look. I painted the back with grey chalk paint but decided not to distress it. The uneven line of the planks at the top and the colour reminded me of a barn door, and I came back to the idea of decorating with bunting.
This tutorial from The Happy Housie is very simple to follow in order to create your own pennants. In order for the pennants to be firmly sewn onto the bias tape, I would recommend backtracking on each side.
A Simple Garden Decor
I love creating combinations of fabrics and colours. Selecting the right bias tape is equally important, you can even make your own. This tutorial from the Seasoned Homemaker is really good.
It also shows how to use a bias tape maker, which I consider to be an essential tool in my sewing box. This is a great technique to master if you want to create unique bias tape with your favourite fabric.
The great thing about this decor is its durability. You can keep the bunting, store it and reuse it for your next event. It can even become your event signature!
Another simple decor idea is to use recycled bottles, read my post here.
Do you have any unique party decor ideas ? Please share them in the comments below.