Obviously, in the run up to Christmas, the idea that first came to mind was to make a festive decoration, and I had plenty of hessian (burlap if you’re reading across the pond!) lying around from my Country Baskets craft box.
Then out came the silver spray paint and away we went!
What you need
♥ hessian/burlap (you need to make 14 or 15 bunting flags and mine are about 14cm wide and 18cm long)
♥ Cricut mini and gold iron-on glitter in gold. If you don’t have a Cricut you could just use a stencil and some gold acrylic paint
♥ silver spray paint
♥ masking tape
♥ something to string the bunting together – I used red and white butcher’s twine but you could use ribbon or binding
♥ fabric glue
1. Start by cutting your hessian into flag shapes.
2. One by one, tape up your flag, leaving the area you want to spray paint silver uncovered. I wanted my flags to have an alternate chevron pattern. Put your flag on a piece of cardboard or newspaper, spray paint it and leave it to dry.
3. Now for the lettering. The Cricut font I used for the ‘merry Christmas’ was called Don Juan and I found a star shape in a Christmas-themed cartridge. Hop on over to my varsity letter sweatshirt project for more details on using Cricut and iron-on vinyl lettering. Like I said, if you don’t have a Cricut I think a simple stencil and some gold acrylic paint would have just as good an effect.
4. Looking pretty good don’t you think? Now to string it together. Take your twine, ribbon or binding and attach it to your hessian using fabric glue. I found mine looked best stuck on the front a couple of centimetres from the top of the flag but have a play around and see what you like best.
This part of the project took some time, because I found I needed to glue one flag then leave it to dry thoroughly before moving on to the next.
But then it’s done and you can hang it up and immediately feel more festive!