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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

DIY Bunting Inspiration

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Some friends of ours (remember the post about making your own engagement ring?) just had a baby. Pat gave Meghan a "pushing present," which was a new bike.

Matt asked me if I needed a pushing present when I give birth in February. At first I said no, but then I thought about it a little more. I realized exactly what I want: two cupcakes from my favorite cupcake store in Houston. I'm eager for cupcakes, since I've only eaten refined sugar twice in the past two months. When I entered into the second trimester of my pregnancy, I started trying to reduce my sugar intake, based on the recommendation of my midwife.

Once I got the cupcakes in my head, I realized that on the day of our baby boy's birth, we will actually be celebrating his first ever birthday. That inspired me to make some bunting to hang for the birth and make some birthday hats for the occasion.

While I was collecting bunting tutorials for myself, I thought I would share them with you!

DIY Bunting Inspiration:

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Maureen said...

I recently made a bunting (inspired by many of the same pictures you posted!) for a baby shower that spelled out "OH BABY!" I wanted to use fabric, but paper ended up working out just fine. I cut triangles out of scrapbooking paper with different patterns and mounted them onto card stock triangles of the same size. (I used a blank triangle for a space between the two words) I found stencils and cut letters out of contrasting paper and glued them on. To string it together, I punched two holes in the top of each flag and wove ribbon through them. It was super cute and the new mom loved it!

Amanda said...

oh man i love these!!! im sort of waiting on my sister to make me some : )

Natalie said...

I recently created some DIY bunting and i found an easy trick was to sandwich the fabric between two ribbons! Fool-proof even if you aren't great at sewing! Check out the tutorial here:



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