It's "Get Your DIY On" time again! Each month some of my favorite bloggy buddies and I hold a themed link party challenge and invite YOU to link up all of your favorite projects from that theme! Our theme for April is "Thinking Spring!" Today my lovely co-hostesses and I will be sharing our spring projects, and then on Sunday we're inviting you back to share your best spring stuff at our link up, so don't miss it!
I decided on scrappy spring bunting for my project. I've been wanting to make a fabric scrap banner for a long time now, and this challenge gave me the perfect excuse! Here's what I used to put it together:
- Fabric of choice (I used 5 patterns.)
That's it! It really is SO simple to make! I started out by cutting my fabric into strips. I used fat quarters, so they were 21" long, and I made my strips 2" wide. After all 5 fabric types were cut, I had about 60 strips.
With my strips cut, I began to assemble my banner.
I left the ribbon attached to the spool so I wouldn't have to worry about cutting it to the correct length just yet. I took one of my fabric scraps, folded it in half, and slid it under the ribbon (1). Then I took the two ends of the scrap and pulled them through the loop that was created when I folded the scrap in half (2). I pulled it snug, creating a little knot at the top of my scrap (3). I kept adding scraps in this way, strategically trying to make my pattern appear random (4). I added my scraps until there were none left, and I had my banner (5)! SO easy, people!!
I even hung it myself with a hammer and a level and everything... we're getting serious around here! 😉
But wait! There's more! My Get Your DIY On co-hosts are ready for spring too! Be sure to pop over and check out their gorgeous creations:
Tulip Wreath and a Spring Mantel by Christy, Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer
Paper Carrots Easter Banner by Mandy, The Hankful House
Easter Bunny in the Grass Wreath by Krista, The Happy Housie
Spring Chalkboard from an Old Cabinet Door by April, House by Hoff
Have you created any projects for spring this year?
I link up at these fun parties!