When my friends wanted to start a book club last year, obviously my first thought “if we are going to do this right, we will need bunting!”. Fortunately, my mother had a romance novel she was wiling to sacrifice for the sake of crafts…
- Reverse stencil
- Exacto knife
- Paint/Paint brush
- Old book
How to make it
Step 1: Make the stencil: Normally when making bunting, I use a reverse stencil (sticky letters you place down and paint over). In this instance, I made my own stencil by using the reverse stencil. I placed the letters I needed on pieces of cardboard, traced the letters and cut the letters out using an exacto knife.
Step 2: Cut out your bunting: Next I took the book I was using and cut out of the shape of bunting page by page with an exacto knife. I did not remove the pages from the book until I was done to A. Keep all the paper in place and B. ensure the design was the same.
Step 3: Paint: Using the handmade stencil, I painted in the letters to spell my message.
Step 4: String it: Lastly, I attached my bunting to some pink ribbon using tape.