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PlumCrafty
« on: August 27, 2012 04:11:48 PM »

I've been thinking about making an advent calendar of late, but I have not really wanted to do the box or bag on a board thing. I've also had a bit of bunting fetish this year so what could be more natural than to combine the two?

However, as we all know, flags aren't particularly festive, so how do I make standard bunting more appropriate for Yuletide? After much thinking and absolutely no research (why make it easy for myself?), I decided the best way was to invert the flags and turn them into simple Christmas tree shapes. That way they are not too complicated and I could use the "base" as the pocket for the advent treat. So here is my version of the advent bunting calendar...


All the fabric was from my stash, *but* I didn't have enough of any one Christmas themed fabric, so I created "cool" colour bunting for the even numbers and "warm" colour bunting for the odd numbers. The base pockets were cut from small different fabrics that matched (sort off), with 4 different bases for each set. The ribbon is just bias tape I had lying around, double stitched for strength.


The pockets are just large enough for a few coins (in this case, Swiss Francs), a chocolate or a very small toy. The lettering was cut from felt that I had lying around. It was a super stash-busting exercise, I didn't buy anything for it. Yay! Cheesy


They are rather rustic, but I like them. As always, comments extremely welcome, and if anyone does their version, I would love to see it!
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 Grin
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2012 05:52:40 PM »

I love this!   Cheesy

How did you sew on the bias tape?  I don't see stitching through the trees?
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2012 09:22:52 PM »

What a cute idea! Very nicely done.
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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2012 04:33:14 AM »

Steal away, Smmarrt, but I wanna see photos!  Grin

The bias tape is sewn through the trees, Skrabadoo. I left holes for this and the pocked so I could just sew around the tree edge at the end to stitch it all up.

I took some photos whilst it was WIP if anyone wants a mini-tutorial....? Though I'm sure more experienced seamstresses than me will be able to do it more elegantly and efficiently.
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2012 08:47:58 AM »

My craft room is packed away as we are getting ready to move across the country. I am bookmarking this to make once I can get my hands on my stuff Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2012 04:38:56 AM »

Good luck with your move, Subee, and if you do make your own, I've love to see it!  Cheesy
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Skrabadoo
« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2012 10:54:51 AM »

That makes sense, they look great BTW  Smiley

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