Sunday, April 17, 2011

Vintage Sheet Bunting

I just love buntings, garlands, what ever you want to call them, I love them!  And I think before I started blogging, I never even really thought about making them.
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I found a vintage sheet straight out of the 1970s—orange and pink and of course a stripe of avocado green.  I thought at first I wanted to use it and some others to make a quilt from them…but the more I looked at it I found a few signs of wear, and I didn’t want to spend time on a quilt made from fabric that might not hold up to wear.  I use my quilts, so I only use fabrics that will hold up to washing and daily wear.  
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So I thought I would use these two sheets to make some buntings…very easy, all I did was cut the triangles…and then sew a pieces of extra wide double fold bias tape at the top, tucking the top of the triangle inside the tape.
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Now that’s easy, green (reusable) and great party d├ęcor!
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32 comments:

thelifeofthepartyco said...

Great idea using the old sheet...Now I'll be on the look out for cute old sheets when making the rounds to my favorite thrift stores! Love it!

Jill said...

Brilliant! - they look fantastic fluttering in the breeze- might have to try this for an upcoming birthday!!

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Life with Lucy said...

So cute- and you'd never know the sheet was from way back when- amazing how things come back around! If I didn't know any better, I would think this came straight from pottery barn kids!

Kelly said...

these are cool! And my sons birthday party is this weekend and I am going to make some! Thanks for sharing the easy how to!

April said...

I love this. Pink and orange is one of my favorite color combos! I would love for you to come link up to my Sew Crafty Party !

Trisha @ The Sweet Survival said...

The bunting is darling! I love the color combo - so fun. Can't believe that it is an old sheet.

Ginger said...

Cute! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Sooooo darn THRIFTY and I love the colors!!! Thanks so much for coming to my NTT party:)

Blessings,
Linda

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I'm sad...I don't see my party button.

Blessings,
Linda

Amber Victoria's Cottage said...

What a great idea by using sheets for those. Love those colors.

dannette said...

love love love the garland, and the sheet was perfect for that!! aWESOME JOB!

Joyce - Quilted Nest said...

too cute and very cheerful. I think a garland was the perfect project for that fabric.

nikkijoy said...

This looks great. Love the colours, fab for springtime =) x

Tammy @ Type A said...

i love banners, this one is adorable!

MessyMissy said...

What a sweet idea. I'm hosting a baby shower in a few weeks and this could be a really sweet addition. I would love it if you would link this up to my Marvelous Mess party...I'll be picking one project to feature on my sidebar for a week!! Here is the link: http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/04/marvelous-mess-9.html

Melissa said...

That is such a great idea! I never thought of using a sheet. Fabric can be so pricey. This is a great way to keep the cost down. Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All.

Melissa

MyCraftieLife.Blogspot.com

Kristin said...

Hi! Love the sheet bunting! I did one for our Valentines Day Tea! Love the thrift store for these projects. Visiting from "Rook No.17"

Writer Crystal said...

So where do you guys find these awesome sheets? I never see them in my thrift stores....

Miss Kitty said...

Hi! Saw your adorable post over at "Speckled Dog". I have a question...did you hem the triangles or are they two-sided? I have not made these buntings before but they are charming.

Brandy J. said...

DARLING!!

Holly said...

Love it. I never thought about making these either...until blogging. I have a sheet with a floral pattern for the 70's that would compliment yours so nicely!

Deneen said...

This is so pretty! I love the fabric!

cucumbers and vinegar said...

Very cute! I also LOVE bunting and want to make one of my own! Great job. =)

MessyMissy said...

Thanks so much for joining up to my Marvelous Mess party. I featured your project today!! If you'd like to see my post and grab a "featured" button, here is the link: http://marvelouslymessy.blogspot.com/2011/04/marvelous-mess-9-features.html

Randi~Dukes and Duchesses said...

Great use for an old sheet ... the colors are perfect!

Meg said...

Awesome! I love how you put it outside! Brilliant!

At The Picket Fence said...

That is just darling! I was thinking about how I might just have to make one for my daughter's birthday party this year. :-) Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday!
Vanessa

Andrea @ Keepin it Thrifty said...

I love this...im from the Every Crafty Blog linky party...stopping by to show sum love!!

XOXO Andrea

Teresa said...

Love the "Green" project. It turned out super cute.

Please stop and see my entry for At the Picket Fence.

Teresa
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Jenn Erickson said...

I adore buntings and garlands as well, and absolutely love the way that you gave that vintage sheet a whole new and very whimsical life! Beautiful!


Thank you so much for being a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17

Jenn

Melanie said...

Very creative and cute! I'd love for you to share it on my Tuesday Link Up Party!

Smiles,
Melanie
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