It’s been what… like… nearly 3 years since my last DIY post? (yikes… no pressure)
I booked myself some time away from the cinema so I could focus on making some new work. I’m stuck in a bit of a rut at the moment and I thought rather than wallowing about in it (like I’ve been doing for the past month) I’d push aside those looming expectations and uncertainties… and just make stuff.
Day one: I made some sewing-machine-less bunting.
What I used – Card, pencil, ruler, paint pens, acrylic paint, paint brush, hole punch, string or yarn, sharp scissors or paper trimmer.
I decided to make traditional triangle bunting. On a sheet of A3 Card I managed to fit about 10 triangles.
I picked some colours for the base coat and coloured them in. They don’t have to be neat – you can trim them down later on…
Let the base coat dry………. (make yourself some lunch or a cup of tea if you need a distraction)…….. Dry yet? Time to POSCA. I love these paint pens and I had a bunch left over from projects a few summers ago. Scribbly patterns are my favourite… the wonkier the better.
When they’re covered in doodles and dry I cut them out using a paper trimmer (this is where you can trim off the scruffy edges) and then hole-punched the top 2 corners.
Thread the string (I used some leftover yarn) through the corners – leave an inch gap between each triangle. When you’ve finished your bunting just tie some loops at each end so it’s ready to hang. TA DAAA!
This project was made using leftover supplies I had at home so it didn’t cost a penny. Added bonus.
PSSST, you don’t have to stick to triangles, you can make any shape… I already have winter on the brain… come to think of it they’d make great gift tags for presents too.