2 Ways to make a bunting banner from vintage crochet doilies

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One of the funnest things about using vintage or “pre-loved” items in my home, is trying to imagine how to use the items in new, fresh, and modern ways. You might have already seen my past post about painted crochet jewelry…and today we’re talking crochet stuff again…hmm yes, this might end up being a reoccurring theme here. I can’t help it, vintage crochet is art work on a textile, what’s not to love?

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Bunting number one was made for my little girls’ room makeover. I used four mis-matched large crochet doilies that I found a thrift store, and random colors of spray paint I had on hand. ( I switched out the orange for pink later, as the orange looked too red.)

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I spray painted them thoroughly on both sides and strung them with jute. The paint makes them stiff, which I like. They hold their shape hanging, and can withstand little hands messing with them. This was a super low cost method of making pretty wall art with plenty of color and impact. I think it cost me $2 total.

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Bunting number two was made for my shop. (Available for purchase HERE.) For this bunting I used four vintage crochet napkins. These are really delicate and pretty, I just love the pattern on them.

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I threaded them with jute along the tops. Nothing complicated here, just long “stitches” through the existing holes. If you wrap the end of the jute with a piece of tape, it won’t come unraveled as you make the stitches.

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I think this one would look so pretty for a photo corner at a vintage themed party, or over a gift table at a wedding…of course it doesn’t look half bad against my painted brick fireplace either! Really, I think it would be cute just about anywhere.

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Anybody can make one of these, and there is so many different variations that could be done. I think a plain gold one would be lovely for Fall or Christmas. I’m completely ok with stringing up Grannies old crochet on my walls, what about you?

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I'm a mom, blogger, and shop owner. I love all things creative, especially sewing! Follow along at www.chapterthirtyseven.com
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2 Responses to 2 Ways to make a bunting banner from vintage crochet doilies

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