For some reason, since coming home from the States, I’ve had a burning desire to get our house in order. I have a few partially completed decorating projects around the place and spent the past week or so getting back into them.
The first was this lantern. You see them everywhere – plain white paper lanterns. You can find them on Amazon*, in all different sizes and even colours.
I needed binding to attach my little flags to – so long 2 inch strips of fabric were ironed into binding. (For those quilt-impaired, this means iron the material in half long ways, open up and fold each edge into the centre and iron again, then fold the whole thing back in half on itself. Keeps all the messy cut edges folded inside.)
If you’re not interested in making your own binding, you can buy it pre-made in 3 yd lengths. It comes in lots of colours – there’s a selection here*, including one in gold lamé*, which is very fancy.
Then I released my bunting lantern into the wilderness. Here it is in it’s new home:
Another project ticked off my list.