My son was having a pirate party for his 3rd birthday and I looked everywhere for pirate party decorations but couldn't find anything. Then at the last minute I found some pirate paper napkins and next thing you know we have some party decorations that took no time at all. Now I'm not saying this hasn't been done before, but this is how I did it and who knows, someone out there may find it helpful.
It is my daughter's 6th birthday this friday and I've talked her into a fairy party so I can make some more pretty bunting! (Much better than the Hotel Transylvania party she originally wanted).
So if you'd like to make some bunting of your own, all you need is some paper napkins and a roll of crepe paper streamer. Oh and a sewing machine of course! I actually used two packs of 20 napkins as I needed lots of bunting.
Now unfold the napkin and separate the two halves. (Anybody have any good tips for cleaning cutting mats??)
Now comes the sewing part. You will need a tail left on either end of the bunting so you can tie it up. I left about a metre of streamer at the start before I began to sew the flags. Start by folding the streamer in half lengthways just far enough so you can insert the first flag and sew it in between the two sides of the streamer. Drop the rest of the roll of crepe paper on the floor and it easily unrolls as you sew. I also increased my stitch length to 4 on my machine just to make it sew up a bit quicker.
Here's a few photos of the pirate bunting I made in July. These ones were even easier as I just unfolded the napkin and cut it in half so I didn't lose any of the picture. I also left a space between each flag as I only had one pack of napkins.
Linking up to Plum and June Let's Get Acquainted Monday Link-up.