1. Recycled Bunting
Bunting, or garland, is a great way to add some festive cheer to your New Year’s party. You don’t need sewing skills to whip up your own handmade garland, either, you can string up cranberries and pine cones for a rustic touch or use cut triangles out of junk mail and hot glue them to a length of reclaimed ribbon.
If you are sewing-inclined, there are lots of fun ways that you can make your own bunting. My favorite is to use pinking shears to cut out the triangles, then sew them to ribbon, leaving 1-2″ of space between each triangle. Easy peasy, and it looks so festive!
You can dress up your DIY bunting by gluing or sewing letters onto each triangle to spell out a custom message, like “Happy 2012!”
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