You are gazing upon the true and final version of my soon- to-be niece’s bunting. I thought I was finished 2 times before this, but was sadly mistaken.
No more tweaking, I promise!
As always, the planning phase took as long as the execution phase. I made my own pennant template (5x6) and then used a variety of of pink and green cardstock prints to make each pennant unique.
I set each letter on a pennant, switched the order of the pennants about 20 times, and finally decided on the placement.
I wanted a layered embellished look. Another trial and error process of picking/changing shapes and prints ensued. My goal was to make each pennant unique. With 9 letters to incorporate, it was quite a task!! When everything resembled the vision in my head, I used that double sided sticky foam stuff to secure the fabulousness in place.
To attach the pennants, I sewed double sided bias tape across the the top. To make sure the pennants stayed an equal distance from each other, I ironed little strips of steam a seam connecting the pennants to the bias tape. A time consuming process, but it definitely made the sewing step a walk in Central Park!
After I sewed the letters together (and thought I was finished), things still just didn’t seem right. It needed something else…
For the third time, I played around with prints and shapes. At 12:30 am last night, it FINALLY came together!!! I have never been more thankful for my stash of clearanced-have-to-buy-because-I-might-need-some-day crafting supplies as I was last night. After I layered the flowers, my non-scrapbooking self had no idea how to finish them. I scurried off to my small “scrapbook embellishment” bin in my sewing room and found these little perfect matching glittery green brads. I secured those babies like a pro if I do say so myself!
I’m sure there is an easier way to make these, but I’m happy with the outcome. I will blushingly admit that it took me 3 days to complete this project. I blame it on my perfectionism.
As I am typing this, I am cursing the thing in my basement called an elliptical. I really need to reduce the proportions of my backside AND I need/want to get back to blogging. Two birds with one stone? We shall see…
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