Thursday, 24 September 2020

Pimp Your Bike :: mini bunting and pompoms

This week, we showed participants how to cheer up their bike or personal space with some mini-bunting crafted from upcycled materials found around the home.  The bunting was finished off with mini pompoms made from a kitchen fork:


At the end of this post, there's downloadable template to make your own Little Bird SOS inspired bunting. 


Below you will find useful reminders on how to make mini bunting and pompoms along with some links to making ‘no sew’ bunting and a template at the end of this post to make your own Little Bird inspired mini bunting:

 

Christmas Bunting by The Crafty Mummy: 

DIY Bike Basket Bunting by Clareabelle Makes 

Mini Jubilee Bunting by Little Bird SOS: 

How to Crochet a Bicycle Basket Bunting by Greedy for Colour: 

How to make Pompoms with a Fork by Doodle and Stitch 

No Sew Projects 

Make No Sew Washi Bunting by Tatertots and Jello: 

No Sew Bunting by Curbly: 

Rainbow Triangle Bunting by Oh Happy Day: 

How to Make a Hankie Bunting Banner by Bumblebee Linens: https://bumblebeelinens.com/hankieBunting.php  


Bunting Template - right click to save image onto your own computer


We hope this inspires you to have a go at making your own mini bunting catcher. Check our website for future online events and for other ideas for 'Getting Creative'.


Thursday, 17 September 2020

Dreamcatchers Part 2: weaving beauty from scraps

Following on from last weeks workshop where we showed participants how to make and paint feathers, this week we demonstrated how to construct and weave dream catchers using a willow hoop and yarn. We finished off the piece by decorating with scraps of fabric found around the home, finally adding the painted feathers.

If you would like further ideas for making your own dream catcher, we have put together this collection of links to our favourite sites that that inspired us: 


How to Make Dream Catchers 

How to Make a Dream Catcher by The Journey Junkie: 

Handmade: How to Make a Dream Catcher by Tree Blog 

 

Folklore 

Dream Catchers: Legends, History and Origins by Dream Catcher: 


Other Inspiration 

How to Make an Owl Dream Catcher by The Whoot: 

Scraps Scraps Everywhere and Not a Scrap to Spare by Pattern Revolution 

Bright and Easy Dream Catcher by A Subtle Revelry: 

Fibre Feather Dream Catcher DIY by Studio Knit: 


We hope this inspires you to have a go at making your own dream catcher. Check our website for future online events and for other ideas for 'Getting Creative'.