We are throwing a Madeline in Paris themed birthday party for our daughter in a few days, and I’ve been stealing a spare minute here and there to make some simple decorations out of odds and ends I have in my crafting closet. This party bunting in one such decoration, and I just love how it turned out!
What you need:
6-12 copied pictures from your storybook of choice
Hole punch OR mini clothes pins (depending on your desired look)
Spool of ribbon of your choosing
I was using A Madeline Treasury, which has the whole collection of Ludwig Bemelmans cherished Madeline stories in one book. In it, the pictures are not all the same exact size, so every copy was a little different. I made the mistake of ordering 4″ x 4″ sticky-back paper without realizing it, which I just made work in my favor and it turned out very cute. Full-sized standard paper would have been easier, though!
Okay, so after I made copies of my book pages (I did six for a small space), I collaged my sticky paper on the back of the pictures. I then used a paper cutter and cut them all to the same size; about 6″ x 8″. I have a handy corner rounding clipper that I used to give them a nice finish, but I think cutting them into triangles or giving them a slanted edge would also be fun. Since my pictures were about 6″ wide, I used a hole punch at 1 1/2″ in from each side. I threaded my ribbon through and tied bows on the ends. I plan on using sticky tack to hang it on the day of the party, as I have for previous celebrations. That’s all there is to it! It took about 30 minutes start to finish, but it might have taken less time with full-sized sticky paper!
* The length of ribbon is dependent on how you choose to arrange your bunting. Mine was about two meters long for this project.
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