Sunday, 27 May 2012

British Bunting

A couple of weeks ago I came across some cardboard Union Jack bunting in a local gift shop. Sadly, it was not for sale - display only.

So, I thought, I can make that! And make it I did!
I took a basic image of the flag and set to work giving it a more rustic look using Pixlr

First I aged it. Then I had a nose around the other effects and came across one called 'Karen'. I had to use that!
After printing out a load, I used a craft knife and pinking shears to cut them into shape. Plus a hole punched in each of the top corners to thread through the twine.
The past few days have been glorious and yesterday I hung out my bunting to cheer on Englebert in Eurovision (less said about the results, the better!)
Cheap and cheerful!

32 comments :

  1. Looks awesome! Great idea!

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  2. These are beautiful, and so simple. I might have to make some of my own after reading this! Thank you for your link up in my Link Party! <3

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  3. Love it! It turned out so cute, especially hanging outside. It would be great for a party. (Newest follower)

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  4. This is an excellent project - I love it!!

    Sarah
    http://acatlikecuriosity.blogspot.co.uk

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  5. Your bunting is lovely! I want to make some now!
    Claire

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  6. Well done! How smart of you to print some out and age them digitally. Now you're ready for the Jubilee.

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  7. That's really clever! Such a good idea.

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  8. I love the rustic look of these- both the digital effect and the twine work brilliantly.

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  9. I love it - simple but very effective!

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  10. That is a fantastic idea. It turned out wonderful. Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

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  11. Well done, it looks really good. Great to have a go at making things in a different way. Hope you have a good week.

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  12. It looks amazing - really great idea :)

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  13. Great idea. Visiting from newbie party.
    Anne

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  14. That is great! I love it and am pinning it for future use (I'm thinking Fourth of July American Flag themed). Also your newest follower! :)

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  15. That looks great! What a good idea! :)

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  16. These look so great! I'd love for you to link up to my new link party: http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/05/tuesdays-tidbits-2.html

    Thanks!
    - Sarah
    {http://www.naptimedelights.blogspot.com}

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  17. Brilliant idea and looks so effective. Love it

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  18. Those came out so great! I love the fact you aged them.. and the zig zag border makes it even cuter!

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  19. Hey, I'm a new follower via BlogLovin'!

    Sarah @ Crafting and Creativity

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  20. looks great!

    visiting from dip and chips.

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  21. this looks awesome, definitely going to make my pinterest party bunting in the same way!~

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  22. It is really effective - well done :)

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  23. Love it! Nice work, and thanks very much for linking up!

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  24. I live in the USA but I may display this around July 4th, what do you think? I mean it is the Jubilee isn't it.
    Janice

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  25. This looks great! Perfect for jubilee and Olympic time! What a great summer to be British! I'm your newest follower...fellow British Blogger
    Rebecca @ heronscrafts.blogspot.com

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  26. That is a great idea, you could apply it to all sorts of designs
    Alissa@look.find.inspire

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  27. Haha, I'm glad I'm not the only one seeing things in a shop and then setting out to recreate them because they are not for sale/too expensive/not quite right.

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  28. Very cool! Thanks for linkin up! I would love it if you wold link up again today!
    Kim@madeinaday
    http://madeinaday.com

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