Here are some amazing bunting inspirations I just had to bring to the table.
These are all made from burlap, which I’m bringing to you because you can paint on it, thus make it completely custom!
If you will have a long engagement and have some time on your hands, or if you have a little creativity, or if you are just an aspiring do-it-yourself-er…this is the perfect decoration to start with!
Here are some of my ideas for what to paint
–paint with your wedding colors– this is just a great opportunity to bring your colors through in more of your wedding decor.
-your print or motif– from stars, to stripes, to the fancy swirl on your invitations, carry your “theme” by painting it on your bunting
-your names or initials- can I just say…cute!
-fun sentences & sayings- think “we’re getting hitched” or “how sweet it is to be loved by you”
-signs, directions, informational- this would be a great place to write out “Ceremony here”, “Thanks for coming!”, “Welcome”, or even “Pls sign our guest book”
Instead of burlap (which tends to lend a fairly rustic or farm feel) you can also use plain cream canvas fabric instead (perfect for that garden party or nautical theme, or pretty much any theme since it is a bit more understated than burlap.
Either way, with a little paint you will have one-of-a-kind, custom, and “just-you” bunting!
If you’re not an artistic, free-hand-it type of person there are still options for you! Try looking into some stencils. You can find them at your local Michaels or Joanne’s Etc. stores, but even better are the online stencil resources.
At Cutting Edge Stencils there are gorgeous prints & patterns that I am madly in love with!
Stencil photos above from Cutting Edge Stencils
Royal Design Studio and Modello Designs also have incredibly beautiful options and very large libraries. Royal Design Studio has some great stenciling tutorials and Modello has a custom stencil option, where you can send in any graphic (as long as it is yours and not copyrighted) and they will turn it in to a plastic cut-out for stenciling. This means you can do exactly what you want for your bunting & stenciling needs!
If you don’t have a graphic, we at Lifework Media can create one for you. Or if we’re doing your invitations or other paper goods already, we are more than happy to send any of the custom graphics from your invitation suite to Modello. Otherwise, don’t be afraid to ask your stationer to send your graphic, print, or motif to them for a completely custom stencil that carries your theme throughout. And if you’re not in the mood to make these yourself, contact us…we’ll make bunting for you!