Ever lose track of time in the fabric store? Wander aimlessly up and down the aisles, gazing at the floor to ceiling rolls of color and pattern, gathering samples that do not match your decor and dream about the ways you could use them...even though they're not even remotely red? No? Just me?
Clearly, I have a problem. I am a complete and total fabric junkie. Perfect example, even though there is absolutely no place in my home where this gorgeous blue would go, I could not be coaxed out of the store without a small piece of it. You know...in case.
It's been in my fabric scrap bucket for years and every now and then I pick it up and drape it around the house, thinking that this time, I just might find a place for it...and you know what? Today was that day. I took one look at it and immediately thought bunny banner.
Big surprise right?
I guess I had bunnies and banners on the brain after my last piece. Plus it's been a while since I made a banner, so I figured why not.
It was super easy to do, start to finish, less than ten minutes.
I already had the burlap banner hanging on mantle. So all I needed to do was grab my bunny template and start cutting.
Well, I didn't really just start cutting. What I did was fold my fabric on itself a few times, trace the bunny with a pencil on the back of the fabric and then I started cutting.
They were a little wrinkled, which is understandable, I mean that fabric was in the bucket for a long time. So I grabbed my iron and smoothed them out.
No wrinkly bunnies allowed.
Of course, every bunny needs a tail and I was going to go with the traditional cotton style, but then these buttons caught my eye and I thought, why not. A little hot glue was all it took to affix them and voilá...button tail bunnies.
Now, since I like to reuse the burlap banner each season (storage is sorely lacking in this tiny cottage) I just used a small pin to attach the bunnies to the banner. You can hot glue them or stitch them on, if you prefer, for a more permanent fix.
I'm just not a permanent kind of gal.
When I hung them up I was actually surprised at how well they went with all the red in the room. It was kind of shocking.
It got me thinking about all the other samples I have in that fabric scrap bucket ~ pinks, purples, yellows, more blues ~ and how they may look just as good as with my red.
As a matter of fact, I have so many great ideas, I'm starting to think that I may need more samples.
And more banners.
Always more banners.
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