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pinned it. did it. {with meg}

liz lamoreux

Meg is sharing about one of my favorite things: bunting! There is so much great inspiration for these kinds of flags on Pinterest and I love the variety Meg shares with us today.

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I may be a little obsessed with making these bunting flags. There are some easy tutorials on Pinterest but once you get the basic idea, they are easy to elaborate on and change to make personal. It’s amazing how festive a little banner can make any event or any room for decoration. They are just so cheerful. 

I made the one pictured above for my son’s bedroom. I used fabric and sewed it with bias tape. I started with a cardboard template for the flags and just measured the wall to know how many to make. I folded bias tape over the top edge and sewed along the edge. This is a nice way to make the banners with fabric and provides a nice edge. I hang it on the wall with some small push pins. 

 

I made this “Be Merry” one for our fireplace for Christmas this year (I am also a portrait photographer and used it as a photography prop in some holiday photos this year). This one used twine and burlap. I bought alphabet stencils and white paint and stenciled the words onto the burlap. I used a strong glue to glue the flag around the burlap since I didn’t want there to be any lines on the flags. These were a smaller triangle. I love how it’s festive but simple. 

Today I sat and made this mini bunting flag for a Christmas gift for my niece. It’s small enough to use as decoration with her My Generation doll (similar to an American Girl doll). For this one I used fabric flags and instead of cutting triangles, I cut diamonds. I then folded the diamonds over a piece of yarn and glued so they would be sturdy and decorative on both sides. I am so in love with the way it turned out (and those colors!) and love the touch of fun that the green pompom ribbon adds. 

Other flag inspiration ideas: 

Cake topper bunting flag
Tissue tassel banner flag
Washi tape banner flag
Chalkboard bunting banner

I have so many DIY projects lined up for my home. I’m feeling really inspired lately to adorn the walls with photos I’ve taken and art I’ve made. It’s amazing how adding a few homemade touches makes my space go from feeling good to great.

Have you been doing any fun DIY projects lately? Tell us about them! I love to hear about what you are up to these days. Share in the comments today.


Meg Brothers is an artist, photographer, mama, and dreamer. She loves cooking, tattoos, and sporadic dance parties in the kitchen. She prefers dark chocolate, black coffee, and flip flops when weather permits. She is a lover of Pinterest and truly believes in integrating ideas and inspiration - big or small - into normal life. Meg lives in Denver, Colorado with her husband, Dustin and son, Julian. Meg writes about photography, family, and creative inspiration at megbrothers.com. Find her on Pinterest here and on Twitter here

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Note from Liz: Over here in my corner, I'm trying to "use Pinterest for good." I really see it as a community of people trying to see the beauty and possibility in their lives. I'm adding a few new features here on my blog inspired by or directly about Pinterest as a way to invite others to look for this beauty within a social media community. Connect with me on Pinterest here. Read other "Pinned it. Did it." columns here.