Sometimes the fact that it’s summer makes me giddy. I don’t like being cold, so when summer comes I rejoice and want to declare it to the world. And what better place to do it than in the front entry, right? I’m Lisa Mabey, and I blog at Mabey She Made It, a simple sewing, crafts, and home decor blog with a classic feel. I’m so glad to be here sharing DIY easy summer bunting with you today. I wanted to capture the essence of summer while keeping it straightforward, so I started with some of my favorite basics–paper and stamps and used color and pattern to reflect the sky, sun, and earth that make summer so wonderful.
Summer Bunting Supplies:
- Patterned paper in 4 coordinating prints (Mine were 6″ x 6″ double-sided from a stack)
- Alphabet stamp set (mine is a retired set from Stampin’ Up!)
- Coordinating ink pad (I used Early Espresso from Stampin’ Up!)
- 3/8″ circle punch
- Small flower punch
- Large flower punch
- Small brad
- 1/4″ ribbon
- Cut seven 3″ x 4″ rectangle pennants from your patterned paper and put them in the order you like.
- Stamp “Summer” onto your pennants–one letter centered and about 2/3 down on each pennant.(The center pennant won’t get a stamped letter.)
- On the center pennant, punch out a large flower on the lower right hand side. Punch two large flowers and one small flower from coordinating papers, and stack them. Punch a hole in the centers of your flower stack, and insert a brad. Adhere flower stack to pennant.
- For remaining pennants, punch three small flowers in coordinating paper for each pennant, and adhere to the bottom of each pennant.
- Punch holes in both top corners of all pennants, and string the pennants on coordinating ribbon.
- Hang, and enjoy.
Thanks for letting me hang out today, and I hope you’ll come check out what else I have going on at Mabey She Made It! I have an uncomplicated style, which means that most of the things I create are easy to replicate, and I hope you’ll be inspired to follow along.