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How to make your own Christmas bunting

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Fleur Thorpe shows how you can make your own Christmas bunting.

Make your own Christmas bunting

You will need


Step 1:  Print out ‘Merry Christmas’ in a font and size that you like. Measure the biggest letter (‘M’) and work out how big you want to make your bits of plywood.

Step 2:  Cut the thin plywood into 14 equally sized rectangles (Fleur’s are 6cm by 7cm). Sand the edges smooth.

Step 3:  Measure where you want the holes for the string to go and drill these.

Step 4:  Using rubber or silicon gloves and a soft cloth, rub the Resene Timber and Furniture Gel in Resene Jarrah Tree onto the front, back and sides of each of the ply rectangles.

Step 3 - drill holes Step three

Step 4 - apply Resene Timber and Furniture Gel Step four

Step 6 - trace letters Step six

Step 5:  Roughly cut out each of the ‘Merry Christmas’ letters and Sellotape one to each of the wood rectangles.

Step 6:  Using a pen, trace around each of the letters, remembering to press firmly so that you leave an indentation in the wood.

Step 7:  Remove the Sellotape and paper letters, and with a small, fine craft paintbrush, paint each of the letters with Resene Half Rice Cake, following the indentation as a guide. Leave the paint to dry.

Step 8:  String the wooden letters together. Fleur used wooden beads to space out the letters further.

Top tip: Use 2-3 colours to paint your Christmas message to bring the garland into your Christmas colour palette.

Step 7 - Paint letters Step seven

Step 8 - Thread letters Step eight

Styling and images by Fleur Thorpe, 2017.

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