DIY Rick Rack Mini Felt Buntings + Giveaway

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I’m jumping on the bunting bandwagon! I love bunting, rick rack, making little things and wool felt-combining all of them (+ an excuse to bake cake) is a recipe for making my heart sing. This weekend I didn’t “work” but I did make this tutorial with Ila’s help during Sela’s afternoon nap, she is such a wonderful assistant! I wanted to make a project for our party theme that was fast and fun but could be used to make every day a little party. It is also my blog sister birthday gift to Miss (soon to be Mrs-eek!!!!) Mayi Carles-this one is for you chica, congratulations! Blessings! More parties!

I made the bunting using the beautiful wool felt from our sponsor Felt on The Fly in the Blossom color way & Janet has generously offered some packages of her felt so you can make your own bunting (& try out the long stemmed roses tutorial).

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You will need some really basic supplies to make your bunting-rick rack (I love the vintage stuff, more for the packaging then any other reason), craft glue (or fabric glue), at least one color 8 x12 sheet of wool felt, a ruler + scissors. If you want to make cupcake toppers and/or a cake topper you will need toothpicks and doweling. That’s it!

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To make the triangle bunting:

  • Cut 1 yard of each size of the rick rack you are using-I used small, medium & large to match the triangles.
  • Cut 3 rectangles from your wool felt- small (1/2″x 12″), medium (3/4″x 12″), large (1″x 12″)
  • I don’t use a pattern for cutting out the triangles, just cut off the end of the rectangle at a diagonal & go for it! Ila loves catching the little triangles as they are cut & sorting them into neat piles.
  • Then dip the very edge of each triangle in the glue & stick it on, be careful to line up the edge of the triangle with the rick rack so it doesn’t show when you flip it over.
  • Let it dry until the glue is slightly set then turn it over and make sure everything is in the right place.
  • Dry and then store by wrapping around a piece of cardboard or reuse the rick rack packaging.

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You can make cupcake toppers with the smaller buntings by dabbing the end of the tooth pick in glue and wrapping the edge of the bunting around on each side. Or a cake topper by hot gluing the bunting onto doweling.I fancied up these baskets with it too.

I’m just getting started on imagining all the ways this bunting could be used! Some more ideas are:

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Gift wrap, cards, and scalloped bunting inspired by Bridgett of Perideau Designs Oh My! inspired printable party set. What else? Photo shoot props, embellishments for packaging, scrap booking….I scanned them and used one for the title image. The list is endless!

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Ready to make your own?

Felt On The Fly  is giving away THREE sets of four 8 x 12 sheets of 100% wool felt in your choice of colors! Leave a comment below telling us what colors you would choose from her shop (I know, it will be HARD) and/or  your ideas for how you would use the rick rack bunting.

Get an extra entry for adding Felt on the Fly to your Etsy favorites.

+ if you want to share this giveaway and tutorial on Twitter & Facebook, hooray! Leave a separate comment if you do.

This giveaway is now CLOSED congratulations to:

psst…a sneak peek of upcoming handmade goodness coming your way next month from Felt On The Fly and OMHG:

 

 

  • http://artfulrising.com Erika

    The bunting is adorable!
    I like bright pink, wedgewood blue, bright yellow, and ecru. The bunting is for my toddlers–they love banners and when I hang them up.

  • http://artfulrising.com Erika

    And I added the shop to my favorites (little andalucia)

  • http://threesisterz.blogspot.com Courtenay Homan

    that is just darling! what a sweet project! thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.moobeardesigns.com.au Steph

    This is just perfect for the scraps we have lying around from our craft projects. I do love yellows, oranges and reds…. They brighten your day… Xo Steph

  • http://www.moobeardesigns.com.au Steph

    Added her shop to my favs… Sdot

    Xo Steph

  • http://www.moobeardesigns.com.au Steph

    Gave it a shout on my Facebook page Over It!

    Xo Steph

  • http://hearttypat.wordpress.com hearttypat

    Lemon Lime, Sea Green and Cobalt Blue are definitely my faves! Bought from Felt on the Fly (already on my fave list!) before and I love them! I wish I had more to play with though..
    My mac monitor needs some colours. Guess what I will be using to decorate it with!

  • Joyce

    I would like cobalt blue, lemon lime and sea green. this is a very cute tutorial.

  • Paula Castro

    so, so difficult to choose!!! maybe “Pure Wool Felt, the Colors of Pink Lemonade” 🙂

  • Paula Castro

    I just added feltonthefly to my Etsy favorites!

  • Paula Castro

    Shared in my FB profile 🙂

  • Tiff

    How cute! I would choose Deep Purple, Turquoise and Ocean Blue. Love the colours!

  • http://www.TheEarthFriends.com Deborah

    I love the pink, green and white… would use it to make flags for the upcoming 5 yo bday party!!

  • Bel Henderson

    OH MY Indeed! I must make myself some mini bunting! gorgeous! I already have feltonthefly in my etsy favourites – and I just adore the Carnation, Raspberry and Bermuda colours at the moment 🙂

  • Bel Henderson

    and I shared with my online sewing friends!

  • http://www.lilpipdesigns.blogspot.com Jane

    I would probably choose purple and green – my favourite colours. Probably some white or pink too. Oh too many to choose from.

    Off to favourite!

  • lindyloo

    So many glorious colours but I think I would choose Lemon Lime, Bright Pink, Mulberry and Ecru. I am creating a nursery for my gorgeous new baby girl and this bunting would add such a cute touch!

  • http://ulixis.com Amanda

    I love felt! I’m really feeling pastel colours today – wedgewood blue, thistle, light green & light yellow – but I’d probably go brighter if I won: lemon yellow, melon, chartreuse & bermuda blue.

  • lindyloo

    I have also added feltonthefly to my favourites!

  • http://ulixis.com Amanda

    I added feltonthefly to my favourites (PaperUlixis)

  • susan

    I am thinking fall already….so I would choose the orange family colors – carrot, sweet potato, and pumpkin and use that sweet bunting idea to trim a glass cake stand with a chocolate chip zucchini (from my garden) bundt cake on top.

  • http://sweetestpetunia.blogspot.com Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia}

    I love the Ashes of Roses felt set – the colors are gorgeous!

  • http://sweetestpetunia.blogspot.com Jacky {The Sweetest Petunia}

    added the shop to my favorites on Etsy! {petuniablooms}

  • http://www.heartmadeblog.com Mayi Carles

    OMG OMG OMG. This is absolutely the most wonderful surprise EVER. Jessika, seriously, you have the heart of a T-Rex on steroids + I adore you with every ounce of my being. What a blessing to be able to celebrate with you even though we’re so many miles away from each other. How crazy awesome is that, right?

    Thanks for melting my heart with this one my friend!

    • http://ohmyhandmade.com/members/ohmyhandmade/ Jessika Hepburn

      And I adore you!!!!!!! It is so crazy awesome that we get to celebrate with each other & that the internet is such a grand matchmaker!
      I want to come to your wedding!!! The best reason to party ever (short of new bebes!) <3 <3 <3 to you

  • http://rusticpatriotigirl.com Cyndy

    What a happy project. Thanks so much.
    I really like heathered colors from felt on the fly. I would choose those. In fact I’m going to buy some right now…
    Thanks for the opportunity:)

  • http://rusticpatriotigirl.com Cyndy

    I “liked” felt on the fly on Etsy.

  • http://michele-byyourside.blogspot.com Michele

    LOVE!! CUTE, CUTE, CUTE!!

  • Tanya

    It is hard to decide! Rapberry, Cerise, Turquoise, Hot Pink!

  • Cinnamon

    There’s no way I could decide which color, I want them all! If I had some of that rick-rack bunting right now though, I ‘d use it to make my daughter’s birthday invitations. She’s turning 4 and this is the first year she really knows what’s going on. It’s exciting for everyone.

  • Cinnamon

    Thank you for highlighting this shop on Etsy! I added it to my favorites so I know where to go to get wool felt. There isn’t any available locally.

  • http://bettencourtchase.com Helen

    Oh my goodness. I love the Colors of Pomegranate!

  • Lindi

    It’s so hard to choose… the pinks and browns are lovely, though I don’t know which ones to pick! I would make a cake topper with the bunting. 🙂

    (Please delete the duplicate comment under Helen’s name… I forgot to change it to my name when I took the keyboard!)

  • Debra

    I’m loving the blossom set right now!

  • Debra

    I added felt on the Fly to my Etsy Favorites!

  • Debra

    I tweeted @Lealee33

  • http://remaincalmhaveacupcake.blogspot.com emma

    how cute!! i love it!!!

  • Ali

    Love this! I love the colors thistle & lavender pink (anything girly). I am making decorations for mini trees in my daughter’s room for Christmas. This mini bunting would make the cutest accent 🙂

  • Ali

    I just added felt on the Fly to my Etsy Favorites!

  • http://Www.bumpkinbears.blogspot.com Bumpkin bears

    I adore all the colours but love blush pink, yellow green and lavendar pink. Catherine

  • http://Www.bumpkinbears.blogspot.com Bumpkin bears

    I have favourited on etsy too

  • http://www.evienlizzie.com Rachel @evienlizzie.com

    I really like the Bucket of Berries colors!
    evienlizzie (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  • http://www.evienlizzie.com Rachel @evienlizzie.com

    In my favorites on Etsy! (I’m Evienlizzie)
    evienlizzie (AT) gmail (DOT) com

  • jane denny

    My faves are the red-violet, lilac, thistle and forest green. I’d make a bunting to hang above my plain white mantle and wall.

  • jane denny

    I “Liked” Felt on the Fly on FB!

  • Virginia

    Hard choice, so much felting goodness here! I really like Red, Fuchsia and White together. It would lovely made into little triangle flags attached to toothpicks going over on my daughter’s birthday cake or attached onto her birthday invitation and thank you cards – very sweet!

  • Virginia

    I have added ‘Felt On The Fly’ to my Etsy favourites.

  • http://Www.rowantree.com.au Roberta

    Oh I do love the baby bunting, lots and lots of little felt triangles make my heart melt. I am thinking baby bunting as a hen trim for a party dress.

  • http://samsstuff-samsstuff.blogspot.com Shelley

    There are so many beautiful colors that is truly hard to choose. I like the Rhubarb set, the pinks & browns of the Neapolitan set or…

  • http://samsstuff-samsstuff.blogspot.com Shelley

    I’ve added Felt on the Fly to my favorites! (@samsstuff)

  • mia

    amazing