I am not going to give you exact amounts, it will vary depending on how many stars you will need and what size you make them, etc. But, if you can craft, I imagine you can figure out how much of everything you will need.
Here is the finished bunting. I hung it up real quick to show ya ... don't mind the unpatriotic mantle, it is not time yet lol.
For this project you will need:
Star shaped felt stickers
First thing you will do is make a star template. You can print out a star shape or clip art or trace something. I traced a star shaped wooden box that I have. The you will cut out as many felt pieces as you need to make stars, but doubled, as you will be sewing two together for stability. I cut out two at a time.
Then you are going to sew the stars together and trim to make sure they are even, as some movement might occur during sewing. Simply sew along close to the edge.
Next you are going to lay out the ready stars and cut snippets of ribbon to go crossways on your stars. Two pieces, one here and there, really however many you choose. I chose to do groups of three at a time so I could visualize it and make sure that I did not have too many the same next to each other.
Continue to do this, until they are all completed and stack them in the order that you wanted them so as not to jumble up your very prettily placed ribbon order! hehe
Then you are going to attach the ribbon with a small amount of fabric glue... this will make the sewing so much easier. If, unlike me, you are a sewing genius just sew it then! hehe.
After you let the glue dry, then you are going to trim the ribbon so that they end exactly where you want so you may sew down each ribbon strip, on both sides of the ribbon strands in one continuous motion for each strand.
After they are sewn down completely you can attach one of the stickers... or if you can not find stickers you can easily cut smaller shapes and adhere them with the fabric glue. Put a sticker on each star.
Then you are going to attach each star to the twin. I used a needle and thread, sewing through the back star layer only, so it does not show through to the front. I warn you...this is not pretty sewing, at least on my part lol, but it works!
Then I simply tied loops at each end, and tied a few ribbon pieces in between each star. You can choose to tie more than I did, but I like the minimalist look...it kind of reminds me of the Charlie Brown Christmas Tree heehee. And, there you have it!
Hopefully, someone can use this and feel a little inspired to make something as well! Feel free to tell me what you think. I am happy with the way it turned out. I will soon be getting out some more Patriotic stuff. I will usually have them up from early June til just after the 4th of July.
Happy Tuesday everyone!!!
MMM @ CRAFT
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