• DIY Heart Bunting from Paper
    Interior Design,  Papercraft,  Tutorials

    DIY Heart Bunting from Paper

    The beauty of being crafty is that there are always lots of things to make and do to keep your environment fresh without having to spend any money. I’ve recently been suffering from tonsillitis which has meant I’ve been spending alot of time on the sofa, under a blanket in the living room watching TV and it made me realise that I’m a bit bored of the ‘welcome home’ bunting that I made a while ago and fancied a change so after dosing myself up with some soluble aspirin and a hot drink I made the journey up the stairs to the craft room and got started on some new…

  • Things To Do With Doilies DIY Handstamped Doily Bunting
    Interior Design,  Papercraft

    Things To Do With Doilies #1: DIY Handstamped Doily Bunting

    The humble doily, favourite of grandmas everywhere, has had a new lease of life since the shabby chic trend hit interior design. Just like everything else, doilies don’t have to just be used as mats. I recently bought an Xcut Vintage Notes Doily Die and I’m going to be doing a series of posts about the possibilities of upcycling paper doilies. Of course, you can just buy paper doilies if you don’t have a die cutter but I like to think it makes a project a little bit more special if it’s as handmade as possible. From my previous posts you already know that I’m in love with bunting so…

  • DIY Handstamped Bunting Card FI
    Papercraft,  Tutorials

    DIY Handstamped Paper Bunting Birthday Card

    It’s happened, the change. No I’m not talking about the menopause, I’m talking about the switch from fashion and gossip magazines to crafting and diy glossies. I’ll let you in to a secret, I love a free gift and this month in Papercraft Inspirations was one of the best free gifts that I’ve ever had from a magazine – the 86 piece stamp set! Not only does it include a whole typewriter-esque alphabet but it also has various bunting stamps, banners, birds and small embellishments. The possibilities for this set are literally endless and the stamps are really good quality – I’ve paid for stamps that don’t print as well…

  • DIY-Map-Paper-Bunting-FI
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    DIY Bunting from Map Paper

    Whether you have some amazing paper that you need to find a use for or have lots of scraps that you can’t bear to through away, bunting is such a cute thing to create and even more so if you can personalise it. We needed something for our market stall to tell people who we are and I found an old atlas that was falling apart in amongst my things and inspiration struck! You will need: Thick paper (I used the pages of an atlas) Scissors Spray adhesive Ribbon Silk pins Sewing machine 1. First thing I did was create a template onto plain paper to the size of the…