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From the archives……Upcycled map bunting

Super sweet, recycled and free!

What better way to brighten up your living room than with this upcycled map bunting?

Not only does it look sweet, it’s also incredibly easy to make! Designer and maker and The Felt Fairy blogger Annie Browne shows us how…

You can adapt this Daisy Make to your own requirements if you wish. I’ve used a tatty map from my car; you may prefer to use a magazine or comic.

The best thing about this is that you will find all the materials lying around your very own home.

What you will need:

  • An old map, A-Z, comic or other printed paper
  • 1.5m of garden string or ribbon
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Template

Method:

1. First lay your string or ribbon on a table. Measure four inches from each end and tie a loop knot at each end as in picture 1.

2. Using the template cut out 18 – 20 diamond shapes, you will have a couple spare this way. Fold each piece in half as shown in picture 2.

3. Using the glue stick spread one half of the diamond with glue.

4. Find the centre of the string/ribbon and wrap the first piece of bunting over the string as shown in picture 3.

5. Repeat this step leaving a 1.5cm gap between the tops of the bunting. Continue doing this all the way along the string until you reach the loops on both ends. Leave to dry.

6. Your mini bunting is now ready to hang.

It only took one hour to make and the cost was free because you can recycle scraps of maps, magazines and ribbons too!

Suzanne Whelan

Happy and sassy and definitely sustainable.
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  1. Cool

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