How to Create Rustic Bunting {Burlap, Lace & Tweed} ~ A DIY Tutorial & **Reader Giveaway**… was last modified: May 7th, 2014 by Annabel

Hello there guys n gals.  I've got another beautiful DIY craft project to share with you today, courtesy of regular Love My Dress contributor, Michelle Kelly of Pocketful of Dreams.  Did you see this lovely rustic table plan DIY tutorial Michelle shared last week?  Michelle is an experienced designer, planner and stylist of creative weddings and events, based in the North West of England. Through her company  Pocketful of Dreams, she creates events that are stylish, quirky and tasteful with a twist of personality and a whole heap of fun.  I'm incredibly lucky to be working with such passionate and talented people in filling these pages with pretty.

Now, today Michelle is going to guide you through how to create rustic bunting, using burlap, lace and tweed.  Because I know my readers love a spot of rustic chic and DIY :) 

Michelle and I also thought it would be nice to give away the bunting that  you see in these photographs, made by Michelle's own fair hands, to a Love My Dress reader. Simply leave a lovely comment at the end of this feature saying why you'd like to win, and perhaps sharing a little bit about your wedding day plans, and we'll pick at winner at random on Friday.

Huge thanks too, to Photographer Katy Lunsford for her as always wonderful photography, that accompanies this tutorial.  Over to you Michelle… 

Love My Dress Wedding Blog – Photography Copyright (c) 2012, Katy Lunsford

How to Create Rustic Bunting {Burlap, Lace & Tweed} ~ A DIY Tutorial & **Reader Giveaway**... (DIY Projects )

Hello everyone,

To match the rustic table-plan which recently featured as a DIY tutorial on Love My Dress, I have also created a rustic-inspired bunting, made from burlap, tweed and lace.

I really do love the english country feel of this bunting, which looks simply divine hanging from those trees, gently flapping away in the breeze, as the sunlight dances across the delicate lace. Of course that's all down to the wonderful photography skills of North West Wedding Photographer Katy Lunsford, who came out to play with me as we created our mini rustic DIY shoot.

And this one folks is such an easy one to make…

How to Create Rustic Bunting {Burlap, Lace & Tweed} ~ A DIY Tutorial & **Reader Giveaway**... (DIY Projects )

You will need…

1. Burlap / hessian fabric ~ You can find this for sale on Etsy or here Ebay, mine cost £1.95 for one metre
2. Tweed fabric ~ I picked up an old tweed jacket from the charity shop for £2 to make this bunting
3. Lace ~ Again these were a charity shop find, old lace doilies that I chopped in half. I picked up 8 for £4
4. Pinking Shears
5. Pins
6. Sewing Machine
7. Triangle template cut from card 

How to Create Rustic Bunting {Burlap, Lace & Tweed} ~ A DIY Tutorial & **Reader Giveaway**... (DIY Projects )

Step 1. First of all print out this bunting template to a piece of card or paper. Card will be easier to draw around.

Step 2.  Using a pencil draw (on the wrong side of the fabric) and cut out a number of triangles from both the burlap and tweed fabrics. If you are using round doilies, cut them in half. Using pinking sheers stops the fabrics from fraying too much, so you don;t need to bother stitching the edges of each triangle, which would just take forever. We like our DIY projects quick and easy…

How to Create Rustic Bunting {Burlap, Lace & Tweed} ~ A DIY Tutorial & **Reader Giveaway**... (DIY Projects )

Step 3. Cut a long strip of hessian fabric to make your top trim. Lay all your triangles and lace pieces in a random order onto the trim, then begin folding it over and securing in place with pins…

How to Create Rustic Bunting {Burlap, Lace & Tweed} ~ A DIY Tutorial & **Reader Giveaway**... (DIY Projects )

Step 4. Now run a stitch along the trim with your sewing machine and remove the pins…

How to Create Rustic Bunting {Burlap, Lace & Tweed} ~ A DIY Tutorial & **Reader Giveaway**... (DIY Projects )

How to Create Rustic Bunting {Burlap, Lace & Tweed} ~ A DIY Tutorial & **Reader Giveaway**... (DIY Projects )

Step 5. To attach the bunting I also sewed a length of twine rope to each end.

How to Create Rustic Bunting {Burlap, Lace & Tweed} ~ A DIY Tutorial & **Reader Giveaway**... (DIY Projects )

How to Create Rustic Bunting {Burlap, Lace & Tweed} ~ A DIY Tutorial & **Reader Giveaway**... (DIY Projects )

How to Create Rustic Bunting {Burlap, Lace & Tweed} ~ A DIY Tutorial & **Reader Giveaway**... (DIY Projects )

How to Create Rustic Bunting {Burlap, Lace & Tweed} ~ A DIY Tutorial & **Reader Giveaway**... (DIY Projects ) How to Create Rustic Bunting {Burlap, Lace & Tweed} ~ A DIY Tutorial & **Reader Giveaway**... (DIY Projects )

How to Create Rustic Bunting {Burlap, Lace & Tweed} ~ A DIY Tutorial & **Reader Giveaway**... (DIY Projects )

To add to the rustic ambience your bunting would look fabulous attached to trees, a rustic fence or having it running along hedges.

I hope you have found this helpful and would love to hear from readers who are planning on giving it a go.

Michelle x

 

How to Create Rustic Bunting {Burlap, Lace & Tweed} ~ A DIY Tutorial & **Reader Giveaway**... (DIY Projects )

  The PDF guide with the full how-to create rustic bunting.
  Triangle bunting template to cut from card

Don't forget to leave a comment below with a chance of winning the very bunting you see on these pages – currently folded up neatly awaiting it's new home.  All we ask is that your comment states why you'd like to win the bunting and shares a little bit about your wedding day plans.

You can see more DIY and 'how-to' guides here on Love My Dress.  And you can find Michelle via Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and the Pocketful of Dreams Wedding Blog

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28 thoughts on How to Create Rustic Bunting {Burlap, Lace & Tweed} ~ A DIY Tutorial & **Reader Giveaway**…

  1. Oooh, the bride-to-be that wins this will be one lucky lady! It’s very pretty.
    We made some bunting for our Royal Wedding party last year and used vintage tea towels we had collected from charity shops and relatives. The colours and patterns looked wonderful and it was very cheap to do.
    Loveaudrey xxx

  2. Just gorgeous!
    You Inspired me to try my hand at the table plan from last week for our June wedding as well as my own little burlap mini coffee bags, Complete novis so need lots of luck (and practice!) Love the rustic/vintage look, these tutorials are fab thanks so much!

  3. I would love to win this bunting for my cousin who’s getting married in April, she’s having a real do it yourself wedding, putting up a marquee in the garden and doing all her own flowers and everything, I think this bunting would add a wonderful touch to her marquee, so rustic just like her wedding will be. xx

  4. I think what I love most about this DIY tutorial is… Michelle’s nail varnish.
    Sorry!
    The bunting is practically pipping the varnish to the post… but that pink hue is rather pretty, no? :)
    I’m going to have a go at this bunting with my Daughter this year. She’s 6 and getting really crafty now. This is such a simple and beautifully illustrated DIY tutorial, even I could have a go! ;)
    xXx

  5. I have the very home for this bunting! I have recently moved into our new home and have gotten so into baking that I am going to do a ‘Brides Bakery’ table with sign at the wedding ( July 2012). It’s as much a fun pretty display as much as it’s a mix of different cakes and cookies for the guests to enjoy. I really really would love this bunting to go around the display or above it as it will really frame what I hope will be a lovely display!

  6. This is beautiful – I am a huge fan of bunting! I’m getting married next year in a field and I want the whole day to have a natural, vintage and craft feel. My bridesmaids and I are big craft fans always looking to make things and I have no budget having just given up my job to set up my own business and focus more on my music, so winning this would be a first step to getting my wedding sorted. But if not, I will definitely have a go at making it! :) Thanks for the great tutorial!
    Naomi x

  7. I already have butterflies about my May wedding – a festival inspired weekend event in rural devon! My gorgeously talented 17 year-old brother is taking to the ‘Haybale Stage’ to play an hour of romantic acoustic tunes for us and we are building a stage out of haybales and want to hang beautiful bunting from tall poles over the stage to make the perfect rustic arena for him! The ‘Haybale Stage’ will also be graced by my step-father, mother-in-law to be and best friend, for informal speeches from our nearest and dearest – during the afternoon vintage tea party of course! This bunting would look divine and just make the stage absolutely unique. I love it…x

  8. I would love this beautiful, burlap bunting for my wedding in June this year. It would fit with our theme so perfectly. I’m already in the middle of making table runners out of old doilies which I’ve collected from charity shops and my fiance is wearing a 50’s tweed suit. We’re having our wedding reception in our garden and I think this bunting would look rather slpendid over the door to our ‘beer tent’! Thanks for sharing x

  9. I would love to win, quite simply because its beautiful. I had lots of bunting at my wedding and it was all handmade by my lovey mum but it wasn’t this rustic style which was my whole wedding really. I would love to be able to use it for my first wedding anniversary party and try and recreate a little bit of rustic vintage style!!

  10. I have been hunting,
    for such perfect rustic bunting,
    For tweed, lace and burlap
    make my heart strings flap!
    It would hang in pride of place
    Around the cake and pudding base
    And it would feel happy at home
    Amongst the strawberries and the honeycomb!

  11. Finding a theme for my Wedding was really difficult as there are soo many things that make me smile! Shabby chic/rustic is my thing but all things vintage and pretty are eye catching for me too! After looking around my house and seeing the amount of rustic hearts and wicker knick knacks and vinrage type things I have I realised I couldnt put a name to what I loved it was simply “things that make us smile” so that’s our theme! Bunting is one of those things that adds an element of fun to a room and the rustic look will be playing a huge part in my day and I think this would be perfection hanging in my venue! Being quite crafty I am making a lot of things by myself, invitations, centrepieces, decor and favours I think winning this beautiful bunting will give me something to base my decor on plus it will be a great starting point plus it would be great to say hey…..guess where I got this from ;) thanks for the chance xx

  12. Your step-by-step guides are inspirational to the brides I shoot. I often send brides here to get plenty of ideas for their day. They always say what an amazing and well put together wedding blog this is. Well done, it’s always a treat to see some beautiful photography and also some great ideas too.

  13. This rural bunting would go perfectly in the rural barn we have for our wedding! Perfect for a couple of norfolk country bumpkins x

  14. I am ALL about this burlap and lace bunting, GORGEOUS!!!! it would be a “PERFECT FIT” for my granddaughter’s 1st birthday (Oh my she is going to be 1 already)! Her birthday will be surrounded with all things vintage and homemade..How beautiful would this bunting be to go with her special day!

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