* Recycled from Spring 2009*
In 1977 I was 5 and the country went mad celebrating the Queen’s Silver Jubilee. We went to a street party and there was bunting everywhere! I think it was one of those magical childhood days that sticks with you, and ever since then I’ve had a soft spot for bunting. Luckily for me it’s back in fashion and everywhere in the magazines at the moment.
It’s something that is so inexpensive and can make anywhere look like it’s ready to have a party. You can also use them about the house as a cute fun accent as India Knight has in her kitchen
They make a great cute addition to your child’s bedroom. Obviously if you have small children hang it up high so they can’t hurt themselves with it. Here’s the bunting Miss L has in her room and she loves it as it’s all girlie and flowery. And in fact since I wrote this last year – we now have a big collection of bunting in all colours and sizes.
If you have some scraps of material left over from other projects and you’re handy with a sewing machine then you should be able to make your own bunting pretty quickly. If you’re more like me and useless with a sewing machine, hit Etsy or Ebay and you can find inexpensive cute handmade bunting on there.