So, with my £50 garden budget I have opted for bunting. That’s not very inspired I hear you cry! – but it’s bunting with a twist!
To save time and money I have been busy making ribbon bunting. I ordered a bulk of 30 rolls of different coloured satin ribbons which cost me around £20 and 100 metres of some bias binding in bright colours.
Cheap round paper lantern shades were to be hung up and decorate inside the white gazebos. To add my own touch to them I splashed and stained them with vibrant inks which almost seemed iridescent when hung up in the light.
A tin of blue fence paint added a final burst of colour to the veranda.
The ribbon bunting is so easy to make, there is no hemming or cutting out flag shapes. To make the bunting seem more organic, the ribbons were cut to different lengths. I whizzed through metres and metres of it in no time!
Here it is up, billowing in the breeze. Thankyou to Mindy for taking this lovely photo for me. Visit Mindy’ site here.
May Day was an amazing day all round with performers and stalls, children’s circus and theatre acts all adding to the colourful festival feel of the event.