Decor & DIY

Creative Challenge Month 8: Creative Bunting

This months’ challenge is such a fun one – making some creative bunting! Bunting was historically made from a coarse, open fabric of worsted or cotton for flags, signals, etc. They were used as festive decorations (source).

Today we see bunting adorning pretty cakes at weddings and other parties, we also hang bunting on walls to decorate rooms or at special events to create a festive atmosphere. (See thumbnail post here) Bunting can be made from paper, material, doilies and various other materials. You can literally go colour crazy or just stick to plains. I have done some iron on vinyl on hessian in the past with company names on but then also just sewn some pretty materials together.

Download the free alphabet bunting in the image above here.

Bunting does not necessarily have to take on a flag form, it is very popular to use letters these days, like the ones I used for manny’s plane party below. I also made some Creative bunting using crepe paper tassels.

Hooray creative bunting
Tassle creative bunting

Here with inspiration for our eight challenge – Creative Bunting

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Creative Challenge 2016

  1. 15 Jan – 15 Feb: Macrame / Wool art
  2. 16 Feb – 15 Mar: Adult colouring
  3. 16 Mar – 15 Apr: Stamping / Screenprinting
  4. 16 Apr – 15 May: Origami / book art
  5. 16 May – 15 Jun: Embroidery hoop art
  6. 16 Jun – 15 Jul: Creative jars
  7. 16 Jul – 15 Aug: Snail Mail
  8. 16 Aug – 15 Sep: Creative Bunting
  9. 16 Sep – 15 Oct: Wood, nail & wool art
  10. 16 Oct – 15 Nov: Decorate a planter
  11. 16 Nov – 15 Dec: Gift wrapping

Here’s how you can get involved

1. Join the official Creative Challenge Facebook Group
Ask questions about technique, share your struggles and show off your progress

2. Follow Lovilee on Pinterest

3. Use the hashtag #EECreativeChallenge
Snap photos of your work and share on Instagram, please do tag @LovileeDsigns and use the hashtag #EECreativeChallenge so that I can also follow your creative journeys! You can also share your images on the Facebook Group.

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Karen Kelly is the founder and editor of She is a creative at heart and passionate about all things DIY. Learn more about her here and connect with her on social media on the links below.

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