Thursday, December 5, 2013

tiny trees bunting {a tutorial}

A while back I came across this adorable bunting and I knew right away I had to make something similar this Christmas season. I decided to ignore piles and piles of laundry plus other gazillion things I needed to do last night and whipped up this little bunting.


I love how wonderfully whimsical this little bunting is. So perfectly perfect, just the way I imagined it would be.


This was our dining room table last night. For a few tiny little trees on a string I managed to make quite a mess, I must admit :) It was all well worth is, though.


Would you like to make a sweet little tree bunting of your own? I put this quick tutorial together, hope it will come in handy.  

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For each tree you will need two 2.5" x 3" rectangles of fabric, 1.5" ribbon for the trunk, and a bit of polyester fiberfill.


First cut your main triangle shapes by placing your fabric rectangles on top of each other on the cutting mat and finding the middle of the top 2.5" side. Put a little mark there and cut along both sides as shown in the picture. Triangle in the middle is your tree body. 


Place both your triangles right sides together and stitch all the way around, leaving about 1" opening on the bottom for turning. (See the two purple marks? that's where the opening is)

Press, trim the corners, turn right side out through the hole in the bottom, push all the corners out to make them nice and pointy (I used crochet hook to help with this step), and stuff with fiberfill.


Fold the ribbon in half and insert inside the opening. Make sure your "trunk" is straight, pin in place and stitch the opening closed.


Easy peasy, wasn't it? Once you make as many trees as you like ( I made 7 for my bunting) attach them to bakers twine using tiny stitches, placing your trees about 3" apart from each other.


 All you need to do now is find a perfect place for your new bunting, put your feet up and admire :)


 Hope you enjoyed this tutorial.
Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for stopping by. Svetlana

35 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! I shall have a go. Irene

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  2. Your trees are perfect - love the bakers twine and the colour scheme too!

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  3. these are so cute! thanks for the tutorial.

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  4. Very cute! Clean clothes are overrated... ;o)

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  5. Perfection - I will be making this this weekend - thanks for the tute and inspiration!!!

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  6. Love it! thank you for the tutorial

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  7. Those are so cute, maybe I will make them.

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  8. How cool - i think I might have to make some!!

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  9. Adorable! I can see how this might be addicting!

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  10. These are so fun! I love your fabrics! It's funny how messy a quick, scrappy little project can be!

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  11. This is adorable! I am so impressed with all of your cute, handmade Christmas decorations!

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  12. Hi! I love your little trees! Great idea to use ribbon for the trunks! x TEje

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  13. So cute S, and so easy to make too! Love a bit of bunting! Jxo

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  14. I need to do this! Where did you buy the bakers twine and tape or ribbon? Thanks.

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  15. Super! Opravdu paradni dekorace :)
    Krasny vikend :) Jola

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  16. Those are so sweet! I've been wanting to make a little tree bunting and little tree ornaments; now that my gifts are made (Done! Yay!), I'm going to make some fun decorations.

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  18. This is gorgeous, thanks for the tute :)

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  19. This is cute! I'm going to make one with the kids when we get back home from vacation. Where do you get ribbon? I find plenty of grosgrain but not the more rustic looking neutral ribbon you use. What is it called?

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  20. Your little tree garland is darling.

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  21. Love this! Thank you so much for the tute. I'd like to know about the ribbon too. Very pretty.

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  22. Hi Svetlana, I loved your bunting the moment I saw it. I've made a batch already....soooo adorable. Thank you for sharing!

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  23. Oh this bunting is adorable! Thanks so much for the tutorial...Love your Blog, BTW...Cheers!

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  24. These are gorgeous, as I'm hosting my very first Christmas this year, (I've got away with it for the last 44 years) I think I'll need some of these. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  25. Wow your tiny trees are sooo cute! Adorable decoration for the winter time <3

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  26. This is so cute! If I have time I would make one. Maybe by next Christmas!

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  27. I'm making mine right now. The tiny trees are so cute! I'm thinking of tying the trees to green ribbon with golden perle cotton -- maybe it will look like a star.

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