Friday, September 23, 2011

Adding fabric letters to a bunting

I showed you last week how I made my no sew burlap bunting HERE. Now I finally added my Happy Halloween to the bunting. I made it so I can take off the letters to replace for Give Thanks for Thanksgiving and to later be replaced with Merry Christmas for Christmas. I don't want a different bunting for each holiday. It's so much easier to just change out the letters!

I used about a 1/4 of a yard of fabric and some photo mounting squares.

I drew my letters in chalk on the fabric and then cut them out:

 I then put the mounting squares on the back of each letter:
 I wanted my letters to look a bit frayed on the edges. If you don't you could apply some fray block to the edge of each letter.
 I then put the letters on the bunting:
 Done! Quick, easy, and changeable. Good stuff!

Remember my fall wreath I made? I just want to let you all know that if you decide to use the foam piping from Lowes/Homes Depot, It isn't very good if you have heavy stuff on the wreath. After one day of hanging on my door my wreath turned into an oval, Which would be perfect for Easter. So I had to rip the whole thing apart and put everything on a twine wreath I bought at Hobby Lobby for $2.49. So here is how she looks now. A nice ROUND wreath:

It's a little smaller, but I really like how it looks. I think it's better than before, prior to its oval transformation.

Hope everyone has a fantabulous weekend!


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The mum of all trades said...

What a great project. I'd love if you would share this at my weekend Wonders bloghop. I think my UK readers really enjoy seeing the fantastic craft ideas from the USA!

Sheri said...

Great job. That looks awesome. Have a blessed weekend.

Krysta said...

You are so smart! I didn't even realize that all of those have the same amount of letters. Awesome.

shirley fachilla said...

Your fireplace and mantel are just gorgeous. I think you've done a smashing job of Halloween decor. Love those mice at the bottom!

Lisa - A Room with A View said...

The wreath looks great. Love the fabric you have used on it. The mantel and fireplace area looks perfect for the season.