Of all the Chanukah items I've made from felt, I have to say, this bunting is one of my favorites. I just love bunting anytime, and I'm not alone as they have caught on like wild fire amongst the crafters of the world.
Many of the cutest bunting banners are sewn on a sewing machine, making them unaccessible to many, but this one requires no sewing and is just as cute as any I've seen. It's all about the right color combinations, spacing and where you choose to hang your creations. And the juxtaposition here of the two strings, one of flags and the other of dreidels is for some reason a winning combination. Once the holiday is over, take them down when you're ready to, wrap them up and store in a clean place for use again next year! I love holiday traditions and creating memories through home made crafts don't you?
- craft felt in orange, pink, magenta, aqua, purple and dark blue
- hot glue gun or fabric glue
- Draw two sizes and types of dreidels, and one triangular flag (about the size of the smaller dreidel) on lightweight cardboard, and cut them out
- Trace around your cardboard templates onto felt with a marker, and cut out shapes.
- To make the string, cut 3/8" strips of orange felt and join by overlapping and gluing with a hot glue gun.
- Decorate small dreidels with 3 progressively smaller squares (see photo) and add a strip of orange to the large dreidel. Attach these details with hot glue or fabric glue.
- Attach dreidels and flags to your felt string, as shown. using hot glue.
- Hang and enjoy! Bunting banners look great hung in doorways, on a wall or even across a corner of a room. Experiment and see what works well in your home. And save the scraps, you can make some wonderfully festive pom-poms!