• Happy Easter Bunting
You’ll need
    • Scrap of silk dupion
    • Bunting kit, The Range
    • Length of cotton lace
    • Cream paper roses
    • Yellow gingham ribbon
    • Floral mini pegs
    • White card
    • Pinking shears
    • Sewing machine and matching thread
    1. First make a template for the bunting from cardboard; the measurement across the top is 14cm, draw a line to this length, find the centre and measure down 21cm, then join the outer points of the 14cm line to the length to make the triangle. Cut out the template and use to make twelve flags from the silk dupion using pinking shears.

    2. Pick out the letters needed to spell ‘Happy Easter’ and a spacer from the bunting kit. Thread the letters onto the string provided in the kit, leaving 8cm of string between each one. Position a silk flag at the end of the length of lace, lay the lace onto the flag, then lay the first letter on top of this. Pin in place and stitch with a zigzag across the top, catching the end of the string at the start of the stitching and again at the other end of the flag.

    3. Place another flag alongside the first and repeat the process until all the letters and flags have been attached. Next, attach a paper rose between each flag; the flowers have a metal stem which can be used for this process, then tie a short length of ribbon around each bloom. Finally, use the floral craft pegs to attach the bunting wherever desired.