Vintage Bunting – Upcycling old Maps

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Welcoming my next Guest Post, as our celebrating the  UK Blogging Awards the  “BiBs”  continues, I am taking the opportunity to show case some of my fellow nominees! As it is now time to vote for your favourite crafty (Brit) blog…  This year, I am in crafts and outstanding categories (thank you for those of you who nominated me). For me, events like the BiBs, is an opportunityt to explore and celebrate my peer group and get excited about all things crafty. So I have asked the other nominees if they would like to stop by and do a guest post for me. A chance for me AND you, to get to know them beter!  Today we have Kate from Crafts on Sea, sharing her lovely Vintage Bunting made from old maps. Check out the other BiBs guest posts too and then please vote for one of us!

Thank you to Maggy for letting me guest post over here at Red Ted Art! My name is Kate and I blog over at Crafts on Sea, I love doing craft with my kids but for me it’s really important to find some time to do something for myself too. I’d love to spend my days doing quilting but with two small children it’s all about the quick things that I can do when I can (occasionally) get them both down for a nap. I’ve got a bit of an addiction to making garlands and bunting as they’re such a quick and easy way to brighten up your home so this vintage map bunting is perfect for me as a quick way to spruce my home up while also allowing me to indulge my secret love for charity shopping! If for some reason you don’t happen to have a load of vintage maps around (what?!) you can download some for free from The Graphics Fairy here, simple huh?

Vintage map bunting

For your Vintage Map Bunting you will need:

  • Vintage map
  • Washi tape (or selotape)
  • Bakers twine
  • Scissors
  • Note paper

instructions for paper bunting

1) Using your note paper cut out a template for your bunting. I do this to make sure that they are all the same size. Using lines notepaper really helps as it means all your lines will be straight and even. Make it a bit longer than you think you need so you can fold the top over later.

template for paper bunting

2) Trace around your template on to the back of your map and cut your shapes out.

template vintage map bunting

3) Fold the top of your bunting over the bakers twine, you can just stick it as it is but this helps make it a bit more secure. Secure in place with washi tape or selotape, I prefer washi tape as it’s easier to move if you make a mistake and also gives me the excuse to buy more washi tape!

vintage map crafts

4) Ta-da! Done. Perfect for bedrooms, decorating at parties, making your craft space at home or anywhere that needs cheering up. Maybe over the sink?!

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