valentine’s day bunting.

i loved the christmas bunting that i made so much that i decided we needed one for valentine’s day too. i think bunting banners are a fun way to decorate & they are pretty straightforward to make. i used pretty much the exact same steps as the christmas bunting.

{if you need any inspiration for a valentine’s day bunting, check out this cute one from pinterest. i love how the flags are printed pages, perhaps i will make a similar one next year.}

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{pinterest link: valentine’s bunting.}

supplies:

  • fabric for flag
  • felt for hearts
  • sewing machine or needle
  • thread (i used red to sew the flags to the ribbon & pink to outline the flags)
  • fabric scissors
  • pinking shears (optional)
  • cardstock (i used to make templates for heart & flag)
  • ribbon
  • tacky glue
  • pins

{first i used my triangle template to trace out my flags. i used the template i created for my christmas bunting.}

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{sidenote: a tip for saving fabric. because the template i created is half of a perfect rectangle, i found that you can alternate the triangles when tracing the template onto the fabric. this saves fabric & reduces cutting as the angled edges share a cut with the neighboring triangle. make sense?}

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{i traced my heart template onto red felt using a black marker and then cut them out.}

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{i glued one heart onto each flag. like i did for the christmas bunting i used pinking shears to cut the flag edges.}

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{i used two spools of glittery red ribbon – one bunting had eight flags, the other had seven. i pinned each flag to the ribbon with two pins. i lined up the top edge of the flag with the top edge of the ribbon; this way wherever my seam was sewn it would hit the ribbon & the fabric. i found that it was easiest to lay out the ribbon on the edge of a long, flat workspace – in my case this was the edge of our office couch. this makes pinning the flags so much easier.}

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{then i sewed a simple straight stitch to attach the flags to the back of the ribbon.}

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{the finished bunting over our chalkboard. i am loving the festiveness of these heart buntings to our eating area & i think they may be cute enough to keep up for the next few months (until the next holiday i make a bunting for!).}

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is a valentine bunting in your future? i hope so!

M

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