Saturday, August 6, 2011

Bunting Banner Tutorial and Contest

I did this page for a really cool challenge at inspired by the painted bunting bird. We had to use bright red, green, and blue, use paint, and make a bunting banner.I struggled with my bunting for a couple of hours before I finally figured it out. So I thought I'd share my technique with you.
Supplies you'll need.
Cardstock in 2 different colors
white embroidery thread

First you'll need to cut your ovals. For this tutorial I'll be showing you how to do one scallop. For each oval you'll get 2 scallops. I cut my ovals with my Cricut machine at 2 3/4" for the blue oval and 1 3/4" for the green oval.
Then glue the green oval in the middle of the blue one.
Use your cutting tool to slice down the middle lengthwise. You now have 2 scallops to work with.
Next you'll want to use your stylus and ruler to make your creases. I start by scoring my scallop with a line down the center.
Then I score all of my lines making them slightly narrower towards the green center.They should look like this.
Then I fold the scallop in the center before making all my creases, folding it like a fan.
Then use some glue or a glue gun to glue the green center folds together creating a radiating effect.I then used white embroidery floss to stitch the X in the middle of my button. Glue your button towards the green center overlapping the button a little. I stitched the red and green line using my twisted stitching technique that I've shared here on my Blog hop post.Here's a close up.

So now that you know HOW to make a bunting banner, I'd love to see yours. If you try this technique just send me an email and I'll post it here on my blog. Leave me a comment and become a follower, if you aren't already, and I'll pick a random winner to receive some of my hand made embellies. I know school will be starting again soon, so I'll give you until September 15th to play along.


  1. Hello Andrea!!! so glad you were able to figure out the bunting - your page looks amazing - i am now following you as well :)

  2. Thanks for sharing this technique!

  3. This absolutely delightful, Andrea! Thank you very much for the step-by-step instruction on how to make these darling embellishments. Definitely one to tuck into the "try this file"! :)

    Wishing you a bright, beautiful week ahead, my friend!

  4. What a great tutorial. now how did you do the background?

  5. Glad you guys enjoyed the tutorial. Stacey, I used a dry brush technique with a wide brush and painted in vertical lines with 4 different colored paints.