Sunday, 27 May 2012

British Bunting

A couple of weeks ago I came across some cardboard Union Jack bunting in a local gift shop. Sadly, it was not for sale - display only.

So, I thought, I can make that! And make it I did!
I took a basic image of the flag and set to work giving it a more rustic look using Pixlr

First I aged it. Then I had a nose around the other effects and came across one called 'Karen'. I had to use that!
After printing out a load, I used a craft knife and pinking shears to cut them into shape. Plus a hole punched in each of the top corners to thread through the twine.
The past few days have been glorious and yesterday I hung out my bunting to cheer on Englebert in Eurovision (less said about the results, the better!)
Cheap and cheerful!


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34 comments :

Katrin said...

Looks awesome! Great idea!

Dip and Chip said...

These are beautiful, and so simple. I might have to make some of my own after reading this! Thank you for your link up in my Link Party! <3

Miss Charming said...

Love it! It turned out so cute, especially hanging outside. It would be great for a party. (Newest follower)

Sarah said...

This is an excellent project - I love it!!

Sarah
http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk

My Norfolk Life said...

Your bunting is lovely! I want to make some now!
Claire

Bronwyn said...

Well done! How smart of you to print some out and age them digitally. Now you're ready for the Jubilee.

Tickled Pink said...

That's really clever! Such a good idea.

Mythillogical said...

I love the rustic look of these- both the digital effect and the twine work brilliantly.

Wendy said...

I love it - simple but very effective!

Debbiedoo's said...

That is a fantastic idea. It turned out wonderful. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

CHRISTMAS PIE CRAFTS said...

Well done, it looks really good. Great to have a go at making things in a different way. Hope you have a good week.

Anonymous said...

It looks amazing - really great idea :)

Anne said...

Great idea. Visiting from newbie party.
Anne

Of Babies and Bulldogs said...

That is great! I love it and am pinning it for future use (I'm thinking Fourth of July American Flag themed). Also your newest follower! :)

ZieDarling said...

Thank you for the sweet words on my blog :] I had fun with it & since everyone has been so encouraging, I think I shall do it again. Maybe soon :]
Thanks again,
Zie

Free Spirit Designs said...

great make!

poor old Englebert :(

Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) said...

your banner is very cool! Good job!

Michelle said...

That looks great! What a good idea! :)

Sarah Jenkins said...

These look so great! I'd love for you to link up to my new link party: http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/05/tuesdays-tidbits-2.html

Thanks!
- Sarah
{http://www.naptimedelights.blogspot.com}

dreamstar said...

Brilliant idea and looks so effective. Love it

Kim said...

Those came out so great! I love the fact you aged them.. and the zig zag border makes it even cuter!

Sarah said...

Hey, I'm a new follower via BlogLovin'!

Sarah @ Crafting and Creativity

lissa said...

looks great!

visiting from dip and chips.

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

this looks awesome, definitely going to make my pinterest party bunting in the same way!~

ElisabethAndrée said...

Very nice idea!

Anonymous said...

It is really effective - well done :)

Amanda said...

This looks great!

Printabelle said...

Love it! Nice work, and thanks very much for linking up!

Bluebell Woods said...

I live in the USA but I may display this around July 4th, what do you think? I mean it is the Jubilee isn't it.
Janice

Natasha in Oz said...

Thank you so much for not only sharing this wonderful idea but also for linking your post to my weekly Say G'day Saturday party. Have you been enjoying the Jubilee festivities? We have been watching all the UKTV specials over here in Oz!

Hope to see you again this weekend!

Best wishes,
Natasha in Oz

Rebecca @ Herons Crafts said...

This looks great! Perfect for jubilee and Olympic time! What a great summer to be British! I'm your newest follower...fellow British Blogger
Rebecca @ heronscrafts.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

That is a great idea, you could apply it to all sorts of designs
Alissa@look.find.inspire

Zelde said...

Haha, I'm glad I'm not the only one seeing things in a shop and then setting out to recreate them because they are not for sale/too expensive/not quite right.

The Lovely Mrs. P said...

Very cool! Thanks for linkin up! I would love it if you wold link up again today!
Kim@madeinaday
http://madeinaday.com