Saturday, 1 September 2012

diy pattern paper bunting




























a little diy project perfect for a lazy afternoon. i used erin's amazing origami bunting tutorial which was super easy and so effective. 
and to anyone worried about the pattern paper used in this tutorial- don't worry! one of the perks of my old job was that at the end of each season the discontinued patterns would be offered to staff before being thrown away. unfortunately, not many people took advantage of this so i ended up hauling tons of patterns home with me before i left. i know i won't make half of the patterns, but i have already come up with loads of different ways to recycle the paper; so much better than it being thrown away!

p.s. my diy jewellery frame has been featured on the company magazine website this week! check it out here, and also check out freya's version of the diy here- such a great way to display postcards :)

21 comments:

  1. I love the idea of using old pattern pieces to make buntings, I might do the same with the ones I have from when I studied Textiles. And congratulations on getting your work in Company magazine!
    xo Natasha
    http://thenightiswild.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. it's definitely a cute way to upcycle the patterns! thank you so much :) x

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  2. I'm obsessed with making paper bunting to my current fangirl whims! Must oh must try it with some brown based paper too soon (:

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    1. it's quite addictive isn't it! i'd love to cover the entire flat with it haha :) xx

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  3. Love the bunting, so cool! It must be amazing to get so many old pattern pieces!

    Pip x

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    1. thank you!! it really is, i just hate how many of them get thrown away :( x

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  4. ooo such a good idea! i wanna make some now! :D x

    katblogsyeah

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    1. thank you :) it's a great tutorial x

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  5. It looks amazing with the pattern paper, so beautiful!
    Congratulations on the company feature, I've been contacted about it too so fingers crossed it works out :) x

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    1. thank you erin :) it was such a good tutorial so thank you! oh wow that's great, do you know which diy for? xx

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  6. this looks great, the bunting is so unique, it's so easy to do too! xo

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    1. it was a bit fiddly, but quite addictive ha x

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  8. Well done on getting featured on Company! what an achievement! I loved my present in pattern paper too!! xx

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    1. awh thanks so much lauren :) i'm so chuffed! yay, that's my fave way to use it x

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  9. Oh this bunting is amazing! It would also look very cool with maps or comic books!!

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    1. ahh thanks fran!! that's such a good idea :) x

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  10. Paper patterns are so interesting and I love that you've made bunting with them, who doesn't love a bit of bunting!! :D xx

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  11. this is such a neat idea. xx

    -Loretta
    www.vintagewalls.blogspot.com

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