I killed my hands punching out all this confetti from paper scraps
This year I’m determined not to let the holiday funk stop me from getting all crazy with the decorating (pls see: the Halloween funk I pulled myself out of at the last minute, and the Christmas funk I didn’t). Last year I didn’t put up any Valentine’s Day decorations- I kept putting it off and eventually it was too close to the actual day to bother. To prevent this I decided to start early, and what better way to start than with one of my favorite crafts: paper bunting!
I already had red & white flags leftover from Christmas, and Sym and I had light & bright pink paper, so I was all set- or so I thought. I have this ENDLESS roll of 3/4″ black satin ribbon I use for all my ribbon-related projects, and it’s absolutely vanished. After tearing the house apart looking for it I gave up and went to Room In Order where I got some 1 1/2″ antique gold ribbon- on sale 50% off! It was the only colour they had left but I actually really how it looks.
Of course, it was too wide for bunting so I ended up folding & ironing it in half- all ten yards of it, argh.
This was really tedious BUT I think it saved me time in the long run- instead of having to cut individual pieces of tape for each flag I just put one long piece inside the folded ribbon and stuck the flags in.
I made four 25″ strips for the window next to the front door and three 45″ strips for the cloud wall. I think I’m going to make some gold bows to stick on the ends of these (they look a little raggedy) but I’ll need to go back to get another roll of non-ironed ribbon for that.
I have more ironed ribbon and paper flags left, so I might make more Valentine bunting, or I might save them for other holidays: the light pink with other pastels for Easter, the red and white for Canada Day, etc. In the meantime I need to figure out what I’m going to do with that confetti!