17 March 2010

'bed making' - tiny paper bunting


I'm stuck in bed all day due to a stinking cold. I have been so busy for so long, that I can't just do nothing! So I have invented for myself 'bed making'. I have produced some paper bunting in bed!
If you fancy making some bed bunting, you will need...


...some grapes, a banana sandwich...


...some colourful papers (these were from a lovely Japanese friend), string or embroidery thread, scissors, glue, a tray & some company.


Luckily these came already cut into small squares, so not too difficult to make triangles. 


I'm going to use the off-cuts to make a collage for later bed making projects. I recommend the tray so you won't be discovering bits of paper in you pyjamas two months later.


Fold over the top edge slightly, and snip of the corners that stick out. Spread a quick drying glue in the crease and slot on the string and press until the glue dries.


Keep doing this whilst watching naff soap operas and sickly kids programs until you have finished all your bits of paper!


Hang up somewhere near your bed {sadly you will have to leave your bed slightly to do this} then sit back and admire your work...then remember that you are ill, and resume feeling miserable again.

15 comments:

  1. They look lovely! They would brighten anyone's day, even when ill.

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  2. I agree with Laura, couldn't fail to cheer you up! Can't get enough of bunting!

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  3. Very pretty! Get well soon :)

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  4. Lovely!! Hope you feel tons better soon!

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  5. Lovely indeed! gorgeous stuff! Get well soon artemis.

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  6. I would be really pleased to achieve this when I'm WELL! Hope you feel better soon. xx

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  7. Heah Sis, Now I know why I am so uncreative...........because all the family creative genes were being saved for you!!! ;)

    Nice work and love the new flat, can't wait to see it.

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  8. Adorable! Love the mix of patterns. Feel better!

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  9. Anonymous18.3.10

    Even when you're ill you're still going!! You make me feel very lazy. beautiful flat, hope you both very happy there.
    Sam

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  10. I love the 'bed bunting' siss... sounds like a small, white, fluffy bird!

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  11. I love the idea of bed making. I love lounging in bed even when i'm not ill! Hope you get well soon and provide us with some more bed making ideas

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  12. I love these papers!!!! all your pictures are great

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  13. Oh this is just lovely!

    Is it wrong that I'm now hoping for a cold so I can be bed bound and do the same?

    Love the blog by the way, adding you to my google reader immediately!

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  14. Gorgeous photos, i made one of these too but it wasn't quite as charming!

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  15. Beautiful... I may follow your instructions and make some for my bedroom too..I've just bought some lovely origami paper. Your blog is stunning, I am blown away by your wedding... x

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