Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Geometric Christmas Bunting

I wanted to make a little Christmas bunting this year to drape across the tree, or to hang across a doorway. I was wanting to make a simple one with a modern look.

When I received this AMAZING box full of shimmery goodness from Tulip Shimmer, I was first drawn to the gold Tulip Shimmer Sheets. I knew they would give this project the metallic look I wanted. Plus, I have been really into gold this year.

What's great about these Tulip Shimmer Sheets is that they are easy to use. You can cut them with scissors, or use a paper punch, or even use a die cutting machine. Then, all you have to do is iron the sheets onto your fabric. I also especially love the Tulip Shimmer Paints that came in the box, and the fun fabric markers. They are so useful for many projects, and I've already made a handful of little doodled gift bags with them.

What you need:

1. Felt (I used blue, red, and light blue)
2. Scissors, a paper punch...
3. Tulip Shimmer Sheets (I just used gold for this project)
4. Iron
5. Yarn or ribbon

What you do:

1. First cut out your felt triangles. I actually used the fabric markers to trace the shapes. I used red for red, blue for blue, and turquoise for light blue, so that it wouldn't be noticeable around the edges.

2. Now cut out the shapes you want from the shimmer sheets. I cut geometric shapes. At first I was going to use both silver and gold, but then I decided that it would look best in JUST gold.

3. Cut out shapes with your paper punch. IMPORTANT: At first, I could NOT get the paper punches to work with these sheets. They just crinkled (as you can see in this picture) and got stuck in the punches. Then I tried putting the shimmer sheets in between a folded piece of printer paper, so that there was paper on both sides of the sheets. This worked perfectly. After I tried this, I could easily use any of the paper punches with the shimmer sheets.

4. Arrange the felt triangles and shapes on your ironing board. Make sure that the right side is down, and that there aren't pieces of the shimmer sheets that extend beyond the edges of the felt (or you will attach them to your ironing board, haha). Cover them with a thin piece of fabric, and then dry iron for about 40 seconds, continuously moving the iron.

5. Now attach the triangles to your ribbon or yarn. I used a hot glue gun to attach the backs to a piece of ivory yarn.

Now hang and enjoy :)

For more Tulip Shimmer information and inspiration, check out I Love to Create, or follow along on Facebook, Twitter, or Pinterest.

You can also check out these other awesome holiday projects made with Tulip Shimmer products.

*I was provided with these products to review and compensated as a part of a paid campaign. All opinions are 100% my own.


  1. What a cool unexpected use of your shimmer sheets! This would be pretty all year long!

  2. super super cute!!! :o) I am LOVING those shimmer sheets!

  3. Ouhhh I love how shiny your bunting is. I really like metallic's this year too. :)

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