13 Days of Halloween- Alexander Henry Ghastlies Halloween Bunting

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 As my mom can tell you, I can’t celebrate any holiday without making at least one bunting. I love buntings! They can be really easy to make and add a little bit of extra oomph to a room. A few weeks ago I found a great fabric store in Carborro, Mulberry Silks. They had some really great fabrics and an amazing section of lace and trims. One of the fabrics that caught my eye was The Ghastlies by fabric designer Alexander Henry. I absolutely fell in love with it! It reminds me of Edward Gorey’s work, which I absolutely adore! I knew right away I wanted to make a bunting with it. I typically have an “everything but the kitchen sink” design style, but for this bunting I wanted to keep it very simple because I love the whole design of the fabric. Fabric buntings like this one are really easy to make! All you do is cut your fabric out in the shapes that you like, like triangles, scallops, or little flags, then you stitch them to the back of some ribbon. It couldn’t be easier, and you can make a really big one in less than an hour. I think my bunting turned out to be pretty cute! The only thing I would do differently is use different ribbon. I used a glitter ribbon which puckered a lot when it’s not straight. There is a whole line of this awesome fabric! If you are in the Chapel Hill area you can find more from Alexander Henry at Mulberry Silks, or you can find them at fabricworm.com. The best thing about this bunting is that it doesn’t really scream Halloween so you can bust it out any time of the year! Be sure to tune in tomorrow for something wicked….

Happy Crafting!

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4 Responses

  1. Sheila Earhart

    This is awesome! I found you via Heart Handmade. Would love to make this!

    Sheila in Oregon

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