Tuesday, July 10, 2018

DIY Buntings

Buntings are festive decorations made of fabric, plastic, paper or cardboard, typically in the forms of colorful triangular flags. Below "are a few photos" of buntings I made for Jump for Joi Children's foundation.

The art bunting is an 8 1/2 X 8 1/2" triangle.  The dance bunting is 8 X 8" triangle and the sewing bunting is 6 X 6" bunting.  You can be as creative as you like using wrapping paper, recycled paper grocery bags, card stock, etc.  I cut the letters out by hand, but you can purchase ready made letters at Joann's or Michael's.  Using a maker, you can do your own lettering.  I hole punched the corners of the triangles and threaded a ribbon through them.  To keep the ribbons in place, and the triangles evenly spaced, I put a little tape on the back side.

Let me know how your bunting came out.  Enjoy!


photos by:  eve

Monday, July 2, 2018

4th of July

My two Sisters and I decided in January, after our Father passed away, to spend first Sunday of the month with our Mother.  We have gone to some amazing brunches this year - after church of course! 

Sooo..., yesterday, July 1st, we did a little something different.  We hosted a Bar-B-Q brunch in her backyard with a 4th of July theme for 1st Sunday!  

I wrapped a few "Cracker Jacks" boxes with a "sparklee" blue ribbon; purchased some red carnations from Trader Joe's; and a white vase, napkins, pinwheel straws, from the 99 cents store.  I threaded a red polka-dot ribbon on the cake plate from my rental co. "Joious Affairs".  

We had a great 1st Sunday!  Food was excellent, music fantastic, company priceless!

Have the kind of 4th of July you want!!!


Photos:  Dillan Harris