Wednesday, January 25, 2017

DIY travel themed map bunting

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I helped make the decorations for the new grandson's baby shower a few months back. It had an adventure/travel theme, which was the perfect opportunity to use the old atlas I'd been hoarding for, ahem, at least a decade. No joke, I made the flags for this map bunting while sitting in the car!  However, the pics I took then don't seem adequate now, so I've added a few for clarification.

First, I tore out pretty much all the pages of the atlas, which were quite large.

I FOLDED each whole page in half: 

trimmed up any rough edges, and then CUT each large half into two smaller pieces, fold at top.

Each smaller, folded piece, I gave a little crease in the center at the OPEN shorter edge--this will be the bottom tip of the flag.  It will leave just enough of a mark that you can see it to cut by.  At the top of the flag is the fold, which will sandwich over some jute to make the lengths of bunting.

Line up the top corner of the flag with the crease, which marks the center tip, on the paper cutter.  Repeat on the other side, leaving the flag triangle.  Again, at the top is the fold, which will be hung over jute and glued together to make the lengths of bunting.

Open the flag, sandwich in the length of jute or twine at the top, and gluestick the flag together, folding it back over itself.

This was the calm before a million people showed up for the shower.  It was crazy!
Here are the buntings at the shower.  Now, they're hanging in the baby's nursery.  You can see more baby shower decorations, and baby nursery pics in the next post . . . see you there!

1 comment:

  1. AWESOME project and perfect fort so many events. Love the maps!


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