My nephew Philip turned one year old last week, so I started thinking about a nice gift. Preferably something memorable, that could be used over the years. Inspired by my collegae and lovely friend Jet-Anne, who sells the greatest handmade bags and buntings in her webshop Vleugje van Toen, I started dreaming away. When searching Pinterest a world of fabric name buntings opened, which doesn’t surprise me really, since they are so easy to make and fun to give. Ok, here we go!
When Daan was sorting out his closet the other day, I was just in time to save some really nice fabrics. Even though it felt a bit weird to cut into his old jeans and shirts, the result was amazing! The vintage look just made the fabric bunting all the more cute and suitable for a babyboy. Bonus: recycling is good for the environment and low budget. Who doesn’t have scraps of fabric or old clothes lying around that don’t get much use any more? Go wild!
Memories on a ribbon
If you start recycling, why not give it something special? It might be fun to gather fabrics that remind you, are the person that you are making the bunting for, of lovely times. A piece from your favourite dress when you were little, the lining from your crib, or that old blouse that you can’t seem to say goodbye to… Sweet memories will be hanging in your living room soon.
My little niece Florine turns 3 in december, so stay tuned for some birthday girl bunting inspiration!