Skip to main content

DIY: Bunting Design Project for teen girl's room




December 2015 marked Clarice's thirteenth birthday.  As a new teen, Clarice desired an updated look in her bedroom. 

So, today we did a quick DIY project to craft some bunting for her room.


First, I bought the bunting supplies from Hobby Lobby.  There you will find kits made of fabric (as shown), burlap, or paper for sale.  While at Hobby Lobby, I bought a stencil set with bold, modern designs.  Because Clarice loves butterflies, so I purchased a butterfly stencil, too.

My original plan was very sketchy.  My main thought was to alternate a bold design flag with a more detailed drawing flag.  There are five fabric flags in this set.

Clarice works on hand drawing in some sketches of butterflies...

while I break out my favorite Posca fabric markers.

Clarice did detail work with this Pentel fabric pen.  These black pens feel as good on fabric as a rolling gel pen on paper.  They allow for precise work, but they run out fast!


Crystal prism pattern, butterflies, clover, and chevron.

Clarice drew a feather for the final flag.  Time to add the twine.


We are trying it out above Clarice's door.

Let me know if you try this project, too, and if you have any questions.  We enjoyed a nice Sunday afternoon completing this together.  
















Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Illustration Friday: Tattoo

The Union Jack I proudly bear Emblazoned in my bulldog hair. A tribute to a fearsome man: Dear Winston, 'twas your sturdy plan That broke the chains of tyranny. How I desire to honor thee.

IF: Trail

A few years ago, I did this pastel painting of this "watery trail:" the Intracoastal Waterway off the NC Coast. I love the IW, and those who are fortunate enough to have spent time boating on it know how it can draw you into its magic.

IF: Skyline

This is not exactly a skyline, but it is a view from far below the steeple of First Presbyterian Church of Charleston, SC . We had an exquisite trip there on a gorgeous April weekend -- lots of inspirational painting ideas. Sorry this is a late post this week!