So recently I shared my love of Hama beads (or fab off-brand IKEA ‘Pyssla’ beads) but lately, my obsession has grown to new heights with this colourful and oh-so-cute DIY Hama bead bunting! Now, fair warning, arranging the beads into these cute chevron stripes does take some time but there’s definitely something cathartic about it and the final product is worth the time!
So, to begin, you’ll need:
– Hama beads (or IKEA ‘Pyssla’ beads will definitely do the trick!)
– A large square pegboard
– An iron
– Baking/greaseproof paper
– Baker’s twine
– A darning needle (more…)
My bunting tote-bag workshop took place last night as a part of the SmartARTS Sydney youth festival at the Pine Street Creative Centre and let me just say, it was a TOTAL blast! I got to hang out with some awesome, talented ladies, share some embroidery and sewing skills and spent the evening crafting away! Thanks to SmartARTS and Pine Street for having me!
And while we’re on the topic, don’t you just love bunting? There’s something about it that just gets the party vibes and creative juices flowing! The bunting I used to decorate this workshop is made from my Mum’s excess quilting fabrics, isn’t it just the cutest?
This coming Monday, I’m teaching a Bunting tote-bag workshop at Sydney’s Smart ARTS festival. There will be sewing, painting and embroidery galore and it’s certain to be TOTES fun (see what I did there?). I’ll be posting some pics of the kind of things we’ll be making very soon so stay tuned!
If your’re interested, see http://www.pinestreet.com.au/free-workshops/ for details! The class is limited to 10 so get in quick!