Get Crafty: In The Garden Origami Bunting
Today, I, Rachel, have another craft tutorial for you ... origami flower bunting based on the new GLTC In The Garden design. Normally, I make things that my two little boys have specifically asked for (a bow and arrow) or that I think would look great in their bedrooms (vehicle-themed bunting). However, I had the idea for this craft purely because I love the flower detail on the In The Garden design and wanted to bring it to life.
If you'd like to make the bunting for your child's bedroom, or anywhere else in your home for that matter, here's the 'how to'. It took a couple of hours in total but is quite straightforward.
ORIGAMI FLOWER BUNTING TUTORIAL
Things you'll need:
- coloured card stock
- wooden/bamboo skewer
- washi tape
STEP 1: Choose which colour card stock you want to make your flowers from and cut out squares measuring 15cm x 15cm.
STEP 2: Make your flowers. I followed this video on YouTube. It's six minutes long but after one or two flowers, you'll be making them in half that time, I promise.
STEP 3: Arrange your flowers in the order that you'd like them to be placed along the thread.
STEP 4: Glue the thread across the bottom of your first flower - leave approximately 30cm of thread at each end so you can hang or tie the bunting to the wall. Don't worry if the glue looks a little messy as you won't see it when the bunting is against the wall.
STEP 5: Work your way through all of your flowers gluing one after the other to the thread. It's entirely up to you how large a gap you leave between each one. In the example, I left approximately 3-4 cm, but you could leave a larger gap or alternatively place the flowers closer together with little to no gap at all.
STEP 6: Decide where and how you want to hang your bunting and cut several small strips of washi tape.
STEP 7: Stick your bunting to the wall with your tape. If you choose to make longer and therefore heavier bunting, you might want to opt for command hooks over washi tape to ensure that the bunting stays hanging up. I had 21 flowers on mine and the tape held. Anymore, and I think I would have had to use hooks.
STEP 8: Stand back, admire your handiwork and adjust the positioning of the bunting if needed. It looks really effective, doesn't it?
If you decide to have a go, do share a photo with us on social media. We'd love to see it.
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