I love garlands, buntings, pennant banners, whatever you want to call them. They look great on any wall and I thought one would look super cute over the baby crib, so I decided to make one.
I am decorating the baby room with woodland prints, gnomes, woodsy fabrics, browns, and creatures of the forest. So when I chose my fabrics, I wanted something along those lines.
This was a really quick project to sew and it doesn't use up very much fabric. I used pieces I had on hand and just cut everything very close to the pattern edge. :)
This tree stump fabric is one I picked up in California at Birch. Super cute. My favorite part about the bunting is the bias tape that I used. It is a linen tape with a lace print on it that I got at Shirokiya (a Japanese department store) in Hawaii when they still carried craft supplies. I love love love it. Super delicate look and it adds a little touch of Hawaii (for me anyways).
This little one with the tiny mushrooms is from Birch too. I think I need to make a fabric trip out to see my Aunt again, she just happens to live within an hour from their little shop. I used two wood grain fabrics, one in green and one in brown. I will be using a lot of those in my baby sewing projects coming up. They go perfect with my theme.
I don't have the crib set up yet, but I am thinking I want it to drape across the top. I made this little gnome wall hanging a while ago and it goes perfect!
To make this bunting, I used a free pattern and tutorial from Sew Mama Sew. You can find it here.
It is a great tutorial with step by step instructions and pictures. You could make it really long to go across a huge hallway, or just do a few little pieces for a corner or kitchen. I love that you can choose any fabrics and make it a completely different feel. I know this will go perfect in the baby room and I can't wait to see it above our brown crib!