So, I know technically I'm supposed to be posting all about flowers, but I wanted to share this sand dollar bunting I made recently with you.
After Easter I wanted a nice, summery bunting for my living room since summer is in full swing here in Florida. I used Happy Together's Felt Sand Dollars tutorial to make 16 felt Sand Dollars. It turned out to be a bigger feat than I would have originally thought because of the embroidery. I certainly did not end up making my boyfriend learn how to embroider so that they'd get finished faster. *ahem*
Anyway, I left off the part of the tutorial about putting backs on them and filling them with a little stuffing because I wanted to be able to sew straight through them, like we did with the St. Patrick's Day Shamrock Garland. So when I finished embroidering all 16 (which took a couple days) I just sewed them all together...
And added this really cool burlap-y ribbon to both ends with big coral-colored buttons I found on clearance at Jo-Ann's for 50 cents!
I also added this to the shelf above the bunting to pull together the look:
It was cost me nothing to make. I filled an empty spaghetti sauce jar (so handy to save!) with sea shells we picked up at the beach near my house (and so nice living in Florida!) and tied a bow around it with some jute I had on hand.
The whole look (garland and sea shell jar) only cost me $4, and most of that was the ribbon. What I nice, inexpensive way to summer-ify a living room. I just wish all the little birds decorations in my living room were seagulls and albatrosses now. Lol.
See you again soon with more MayFlowers! Until next time, happy crafting!