Bunting – the perfect crafternoon!

Do you have some old curtains, scraps of material or irreparable clothing lying around? Well put the kettle on, clear the table and get your creative juices flowing! Bunting is the perfect way to recycle your fabric while livening up your alfresco area. What’s even better is how simple, easy, cost effective and FUN it is to make.

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You will need:

* Fabric and thread

* A few meters of bais binding tape or something similar

* Scissors

Step 1: Draw a triangle on some cardboard and cut it out to use as a bunting template.

Step 2: Pin the template to your fabric and cut around it. Repeat until you have enough flags for your desired bunting length.

Step 3: Evenly space the flags along the bias binding tape, folding the shortest edge over, and pin in place securely ready to sew.

Step 4: Sew on the flags! You can hand-stitch or, if using a sewing machine, straight stitch is easiest. Leave at least 40cm of tape free from flags at each end for hanging your bunting proudly on display.

*Why not tszuj it up with some arts and crafts? You could paint the fabric, add some pompoms, glitter bomb it, the possibilities are endless!

 

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Street Feast is a day of local lunches across Ireland on 11th June, hosted by you and your neighbours. They can be anywhere really - out on the street, in a local park or in your front garden.

There are lots of good reasons to have a Street Feast, but it's really just a great excuse to eat great food, celebrate your local community and meet new people who live near you.