When Tristan was still small I had more time for crafts of my own. It was coming up to Valentine’s and I thought our home could do with a little decoration. I had a thought about how to make bunting using the craft supplies I had on hand. This heart bunting is the result.
I kept my crafts simple so they could be cleared away quickly out of Tristan’s way so this craft doesn’t need a lot of space, either.
Heart Bunting Supplies:
- scrapbooking paper/children’s artwork
- leather strips or string/ribbon
I used a heart template and cut out several hearts from some scrapbook paper. It wasn’t very thick, so I also cut some hearts out of cardstock and glued the cardstock onto the back side of the pretty hearts for extra durability.
I used a rectangular hole punch to make two hole near the top of each heart.
Then I used some glitter glue and gems to add a little extra pizzazz to the hearts. You can never have too much pizzazz!
When the hearts were dry, I strung them onto a leather chord and added a pony bead at each end before knotting the chord to hold it all together.
It looked better than I’d expected and has lasted so well. Five years later and we’re still using it. This bunting once hung in the living room but it now adorns Kallista’s bunk bed. A little girl needs something a little more feminine than Superman, Cars, and Star Wars! And it looks lovely there, too.
I think that the children and I should all sit down together and make some more heart bunting for Kallista. They do so love crafts, and this one is filled with love.