I started making paper bunting for friends a few years ago after they had admired some Christmas stars I had made to hang in my kitchen. I gave strings away as birthday presents, it was a way of giving something personal and unique. As a habitual hoarder of old wrapping paper, maps and picture books and always being short of time, I ended up often making these gifts from the scraps I had in piles under the stairs.
|Bee's Birthday Map Stars|
|Jacob's Boys Bunting|
Following these one off strings of bunting I had the opportunity to create something on a much bigger scale. This was to decorate a marque for the wedding of some very special friends of mine. I used an old Atlas and a 1970's Topper annual to produce 50 2m heart garlands, strung with coloured ribbon. They moved gently in the breeze and looked stunning in the September sunshine.
I received such a positive response, with guests wanting to take them home a souvenirs I got to thinking I could do more than just share them with my friends.