Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Vintage bunting from an old lace curtain

by Nanna Chel @ Going Grey and Slightly Green

Have you ever replaced your lace curtains that had become worn out or torn and wished you could re-use the parts of the curtain that were still in good condition? Well, here is an idea! Make some lace bunting as everything 'vintage' is very popular at the moment and it is quick and easy to make.


Firstly, have a look at the patterns on your lace and see if there is one that would be a suitable size for the bunting that you prefer. 

With this particular lace curtain the pattern at the top could be used and the ribbon or twine could be threaded through the turned over edge made for the curtain rod.


As there was also a smaller pattern at the bottom of the curtain which was more suited to the bunting size required then this pattern was chosen.


I laid some cardboard over the pattern and cut out a template so that each piece was the same size.

Then twine was threaded through the holes in the bottom edge of the lace although ribbon could be used instead depending on the desired effect.

This was fairly quick and certainly easy with no sewing required. 



It can be hung inside or outside to decorate for special occasions and when Christmas comes around just thread a ribbon through a hole at the bottom of the individual pieces and attach a bell and you have an excellent Christmas decoration as well.