Saturday, December 25, 2010
with bunting. Ob. Sessed.
But it's just so jolly and cute. (And, if you'll remember, it brings the party.)
This year for homemade ornaments (a yearly tradition I forcefully gift upon my family and friends), I have made tiny tree bunting in delicious holiday colors.
Simple as cutting up a heap load of triangles, sewing their sides, turning them right-side out, ironing flat, and stitching into skinny bias tape. This required much patience, as the entire project was very small. This caused a lot of squinting and hunching over my sewing machine, and a few exasperated seam rips, but the end result is definitely worth it.
For fear that my gift receivers would have no idea what tiny bunting is for, I crafted these instructions:
And then, because I can't leave Christmas scraps in my possession, I made each bunting its own tiny draw string bag, fashioned from this expert tutorial from Skip to My Lou. (Note: these bags are neither as easy or as fun to make as they might look. They are, however, as CUTE as they look, so I persevered.)
Merry Christmas all!