A few weeks ago I was browsing Pinterest (as I often do) and I came across a pin of quote bunting, and I thought to myself (as I often do): I could do that.
I’m fairly crafty to begin with, but this ended up being even easier than I’d imagined! It is time consuming, I’ll admit, but the end product is so worth it! I’ll have these lovely quotes decorating my bookshelf for a long time. So here’s how you can too:
You shall need:
- Paper of whatever colour your heart desires (I used black card stock because I had it on hand, but any will do!)
- A Ruler (optional, if you want to free hand it)
- A Pencil
- Scissors (fine tipped ones are the easiest to work with!)
- An Eraser (optional)
- Clear Tape (you could also use mini clothes pins!)
- Embroidery Floss / String
As you can see, you can really customize this to whatever you’d like for it to look like!
- Measure your desired height and width for each letter into rectangles on the paper (for reference, my Raven King quote was 4″ x 2″), just keep in mind that the smaller you make your letters, the more difficult they’ll be to tape later
- Draw the letters inside the rectangles you’ve measured (all of your letters will now have the same height and width! But if you’d like to skip the measuring stage and just draw them from the get go, feel free to do that too!)
- Cut each letter out with your scissors
- Once they’re cut, you can use an eraser to get rid of any remaining pencil marks along the edges (or if you’re not OCD like me, skip this step)
- Tape the back of each letter directly to the string. This is the most difficult and time consuming part, but there are a few ways around it.
- Make the letters bigger to avoid a headache, and only use enough tape to cover the string – if you use too much you’ll just be making extra work for yourself in having to cut away at excess tape! (You can see the difference between letter sizes + taping strategies above)
- You could also use hot glue
- You could also use tiny clothespins
- If your letters are large enough, you can also use a hole punch at the top of each letter (two holes each to keep it flat!) and weave the string through the holes
- Hang them up + enjoy!
For more inspiration click here.