First of all, I just wanted to say thank you to all you fabulous ladies who come over to my house on Friday for some fun crafting!!! I met some of my readers and it was so much fun! I also loved hanging out with some of my long-time friends too (love you guys!). We painted, we sanded, we sang songs, we ate...and ate... and ate... yes, people brought some YUMMY stuff for us all to eat. Thanks again to everyone who came by. Maybe we'll do it again in the spring? :)
Today's post was my contributor post at I Heart Naptime last week. It might be my favorite project I've done in a while. Easy, fun, inexpensive and high-impact!
The ol' faithful Wikipedia defines bunting as this: "Bunting" is a term for any festive decorations made of fabric, or of plastic, paper or even cardboard in imitation of fabric. Typical forms of bunting are strings of colorful triangular flags and lengths of fabric in the colors of national flags gathered and draped into swags or pleated into fan shapes.
Fabric, plastic, paper, cardboard... well, today we add wood moulding!
Someone notify the Wiki people, ok?
After completing a large framing project, I was left with a goodly amount of these. They were so cute I couldn't bear to throw them away... and yet, I had no immediate plans for them. It pays to hang on to things sometimes (insert theme song from Hoarders here).
These adorable little triangles now have new life this Halloween season.
Here is how it went down:
1. I decided on my color scheme and then spray painted them in cream & black.
2. I then drilled holes in the upper corners of each.
3. Using various orange & black ribbons, I tied them together and hung it all on my mantel!
(find out how to make those decorative fabric balls there in my lantern here, in case you were wondering)
Here is what my completed mantel looks like!
(if you're wanting to know where to get that awesome subway art, you can purchase it HERE!)
I absolutely love how much my wood bunting adds! And it was so easy, it's almost embarrassing. I decided to do these for Halloween but using different colors would create an entirely new look. These very pieces of moulding might get a few more coats of spray paint on them as the seasons change. My mantel will look so bare without them now! Thank goodness I didn't throw those little pieces away.
In other news, I'm now a hoarder. You just never know when you might need something. :)
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