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Pinned it, made it!

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You all know I’m a huge fan of Pinterest, so much so that I actually guest post every week over at the PinAddicts Challenge! I love to make the things I pin and thought it was about time I showed that here on my own blog as well.

I’m an avid pinner and after attending a pretty inspiring Pinterest session at BritMums at the weekend I’ve spent a couple of hours re-arranging and re-organising my boards. One of my favourite boards is Bunting love where I’ve collected images of lovely bunting. I have my own drawer full of vintage fabrics so thought it would be fun to try and make some bunting from them.

Pinterest board

Over the weekend I headed to John Lewis to stock up on supplies (check out my Google+ album of what I saw). I’ve been using a Janome sewing machine for a while so needed new needles, more bobbins, thread and some other bits and bobs. I was really sad to discover that John Lewis Watford no longer stocks any fabric so decided to use what I already had. Instead I chose some pieces from their new Heritage range as well as their Value range and everything was a great price.

I found it was quite difficult to choose what to make. So first of all I whipped up some paper bunting using my sewing machine. I already had some vintage children’s annuals so cut large triangles from suitable pages, then joined them all together using a length of binding.

How to make your own bunting:

Then I attempted fabric bunting using my stash! As I hadn’t managed to buy any fabric I cut rectangles from a vintage wool blanket to use as a plain base. Then I cut some printed tea cups from an old tea towel as well as hearts from a vintage pillowcase. Can you see where I’m going with this?

Pinterest crafting

I used bondaweb to attach the motifs to the blanket but stitched round them to make sure they didn’t come off. I then attached them all in a line using some pretty blue ric rac. Finally I added a button to the hearts.

sewing with vintage buttons

Hooray, really simple bunting which was quickly nabbed by my toddler for his playhouse.

time for tea bunting

Have you made anything from your Pinterest boards. Feel free to send me a link and share if you have!


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    June 26, 2013 at 12:37 am

    The things I actually get around to making from Pinterest tend to be food, but I have a whole board (we saw, we cooked, we ate it) of recipes that I’ve actually tried out, plus my cooking notes if you’re interested.

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    June 26, 2013 at 8:16 am

    I was in the Pinterest session too. I’ve also spent some time rearranging my boards and the header photo, it’s amazing how much better they look now.
    Nice bunting idea

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    Slummy single mummy
    June 27, 2013 at 9:42 am

    This looks lovely! I have really enjoyed reading all of this week’s crafty posts – I may even be inspired to get crafty myself!

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    June 27, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Oh I love this. I am totally addicted to Pinterest and always pin all these pretty things. I just don’t get around to making them all. I’ve done some marshmallow pops for Amy’s birthday though and they were a massive hit!

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    June 28, 2013 at 10:20 am

    This is gorgeous! I’m inspired now 🙂

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    Rachel Cotterill
    June 28, 2013 at 9:01 pm

    Bunting has been on my “to make” list for a while – I quite fancy doing a few different colours for different seasons.

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    June 29, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Beautiful bunting and what unique design! Very original 🙂

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    Emma T
    June 30, 2013 at 9:31 pm

    That’s cool, really easy and effective to look at.

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    July 5, 2013 at 10:25 am

    These look fab and are so original

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