Not only is it for a really good cause, but it gives all the lovely independent businesses an opportunity to show off their work. Its free entry and free parking, so you have to pop in and say hi, I will be on the top floor.
My Gothic Dessert Table has been running around my head for a few weeks now, and I think I am about ready to start work on it.
I saw the most adorable Pumpkins made from old books and just totally fell in love with the idea. My plan is to make some in Black, grey and white, which is my colour pallet.
Check out the paper pumpkin tutorial here.
I also adore bunting, but I wanted something a little different than the normal triangular style.
When I saw this, I knew what I had to do, there really was no other choice.
So this morning I set off for the craft shop and braved the blustery day to get my hands on some new punches, heart ones.
Here is my tutorial on how to make a cute, cheap, cheerful Heart bunting.
Go and purchase a Heart punch. (I bought three. I could not help myself, as I ended up getting craft shop fever as usual)
If you have not got access to a heart punch, its ok, you can fold your paper into squares, draw a half heart shape and cut it with scissors. ( a cheaper option)
Choose some paper you like.
I chose old books as this is going to be part of my theme.
A cheaper method is to get some old scraps of paper, envelopes, catalogues, paint charts even newspaper and use them instead.
Punch/cut out a variety of hearts.
Get some thickish cotton and a large needle and then simply thread the cotton through your hearts.
Another option is to make small slits with a craft knife and use ribbon, this is a pretty option and just depends on what look your are going for.
Find somewhere delightful to put you bunting, stand back, observe and feel happy and proud of yourself. what a star you are.
I like the top one best.
Which one do you like?