Blog Swap With Scraps N Strings

I am so excited to introduce one of my new favorite blogs to you today.  Scraps N' Strings is here to show us how to make an adorable sweet vintage bunting.  You're going to love it!

It's wedding season!! If I wasn't already married, I would totally get married right now. Anyway, the point is, it's wedding season and Ruth does photography. And she's awesome at it! (Check out her stuff here!). Seriously, the girl has some talent. So she has this wedding that she is working this weekend and so we got to work making a cute little prop for the Hubs-and-Wife-to-be's pics.

Welcome to our tutorial for our Sweet Vintage Bunting

Ruth found this great old piano music and we simply cut it down to squares and folded them in half to make a triangle.
And then took some cute little round doilies that we found and set them on where we thought they'd be cute.
Then flipped them over and used a dissolving marker to mark where to cut off the excess at
And then glued the doily down.
And repeated on 4 triangles, so that they were all a little different.
Next I cut out 4 ovals from some drop cloth and glued them into the middle of the triangles.
I then used my sewing machine and put a zig-zag stitch around the outside of the oval, and then glued down the threading in the back so that it doesn't come undone.
I then used two colors of distress ink and marked up the edges a bit to get that old-fashioned feel. I used Walnut Stain and Aged Mahogany distress inks.
Ruth found a cute little string of pearls and we cut strips about 8 beads long and glued them in between the triangles. I glued a longer strip to the ends.
Then I had to add some cute little embellishments to add some flair and make the ink and stitching pop.
And that's it! Super sweet, one-of-a-kind, vintage bunting.
If you want you could put lettering directly onto the bunting, but since Ruth will be using this for her photography, she is leaving it blank to photoshop whatever she want onto it. Think LOVE or KISS, all of those romantic little words ;D
Thanks ladies!  Love those doilies!  Have a fabulous weekend, my friends!

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  1. Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} says

    VERY cute!! I love that the bunting is wider than what you typically see. And the paper and doilies are gorgeous! Great tute!!

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