March 21, 2014

Make It: Burlap & Grommet Spring Bunting


Happy Spring!

We still have a decent amount of snow and ice around, and I am getting anxious for some spring color! It's going to be a while before we get spring colors outside, but here's a project to brighten things up inside. I found some fun spring twine and some burlap ribbon at Michael's the other day. The colors were just too fun to pass up, and it was the inspiration for this easy Spring Bunting.

What You Need

Burlap Ribbon (4" wide)
Twine (I found mine in the floral dept at Michael's)
16 - 1/4" Grommets (large eyelets) & setting tool (shown in image 1 below)
Hammer
Scissors
Glue Gun & glue sticks


First, cut eight 5.5 inch sections of burlap ribbon. (Six for the letters in "Spring" and two for the flowers at either end.)

Next, add grommets to the top corners of each rectangle. Place the grommets  approximately 5/8 inch down from top and the same distance in from the side. To make the hole for the grommet, ease a sharpened pencil through the burlap, spreading the fibers. Push the front of the grommet through (shown in image 3) and snap on the matching back (image 4). Permanently affix the grommet by placing the setting tool on the back side of the grommet and pounding closed. Don't forget to protect your work surface! (Image 6 shows the back side of a completed grommet.)

Add twine letters to each burlap rectangle. I free-formed my letters (gluing and cutting as I went along), but you could always enlarge a font you like to use as a pattern. Fashion flowers for each end of the bunting. I went with a simple 5-petal daisy design, but I think a tulip-shape would work well too.

To finish the bunting, string the completed rectangles onto some natural-colored jute twine. That's all there is to it! Now you have a festive bunting to adorn your mantel, dress-up a buffet or drape across some frames.


For a Spring celebration, this bunting would pair well with a simple burlap table-runner or kraft paper. I added a backdrop to my buffet by adding some coordinating wrapping paper to a couple of simple frames and a serving tray. Complete the look by using leftover twine as napkin rings or to decorate mason jar glasses. Wouldn't this be a cute way to decorate for a Mother's Day brunch? How fun!

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you come back again soon and bring some warmer weather with you;)

P.S. I linked this project to the Link Party Palooza over at Tatertots & Jello. Check out out all the fun spring ideas being linked up this week!



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