This might be one of the most simple DIY tutorials I’ve ever posted but if you’re like me and sometimes find yourself with more card, ribbons and buttons than you’re sure what to do with then why not put them to good use and make a handmade card. I’ve always felt that it’s those little personal touches, the time someone spends actually making something for someone else that means so much more to the person receiving it (and let’s face it, you don’t need to be a crafting mastermind for this project!).
I’m so excited to be featured in U Magazine‘s Christmas issue! Such an incredible way to end 2013, and what a year it has been. From taking a leap and changing jobs and my first Blog Awards Ireland nomination to clocking up a airmails between Ireland and the U.S, I’m ending the year on an absolute high. A huge thanks to the talented Nathalie Marquez Courtney for asking me to be a part of this feature and for shooting the amazing photos of my crafts!
Last week was a particularly busy one as I was tasked with getting as many of my Christmas Crafts finished as possible for a magazine photoshoot this week. Despite the hardwork that went in to it, I’m so happy with how everything turned out. Christmas cards, candles, wrapping paper and more, I’ll be sure to post the magazine article with the full collection mid December!
Happy Halloween everyone! In light of today’s celebrations, I wanted to create some rustic, Halloween burlap bunting (because everyone knows how much I love bunting!). Find out how to make this easy decor below…
- Burlap material cut in to 14 pieces
- Black spray paint
- Letter stencils*
- Craft knife
- Twine or string
*Tip! – If you don’t have any letter stencils handy and have a craft knife, create your own stencils by printing out large letters on to A4 paper (2 per sheet) and cut them out using your craft knife.
Once you have your stencils ready, take a piece of your bunting and centre the letter over it. Use your black spray paint to fill in the stencil. Don’t worry about about any additional paint that may accidentally spray on to the burlap, you’ll be trimming these later and it all adds to the ‘burnt’ effect.
For letters such as A, P and O, use a piece of blue tack or tape to stick down the centre of the letter and spray around the edge.
Once you’ve finished spray painting your letters, leave them to dry for an hour. When dry, trim the edges and cut an inverted arrow in to the bottom of each burlap piece to create a flag effect.
Using a pair of scissors, create 4 holes at the top of each burlap piece, 2 on the top left and 2 on the top right (1cm apart). Thread the twine or string through these holes and continue for the rest of the letters – HAPPY and again for HALLOWEEN.
Your Halloween Burlap Bunting is now finished and ready to hang!