Mrs Fox made this bunting for the first Fairy Tea Party. The inspiration was Mary Blair and her amazing art direction for Disney, in particular Disney's Alice in Wonderland.
|Concept Art by Mary Blair for Disney's Alice in Wonderland|
To create the flower bunting I used:Crepe paper in pink yellow & purple plus green.
Glue, scissors, pencil
Gold glitter paint
Blue bias binding, about 10 meters.
1. I drew designs for 3 flowers and a leaf. On each flower I decided which colours to use on each section and cut the shape out of card to be used as templates. I left a tag (a square of paper) at the top of each of the largest shapes where the flowers would attach to the bias binding.
2. I then traced and cut the shapes out onto crepe paper. Layering the shapes one on top of the other I glued them down, creating the flowers in slightly different colour combinations. Once the glue dried on the flowers I used a little of the gold glitter paint as highlights to cover areas where the glue was showing a little. The nice thing about the crepe paper is that once hung it is slightly transparent and means that the back of the bunting looks almost as good as the front.
3. Once I had my flowers and leaves (And I also cut out some crepe paper strands to imitate slender vines) I organised how I planned to hang them from the bias binding.
Leaving about a meter at each end I folded the bias binding in half down the length sewing it together to form a strong ribbon. Placing the tags I had left at the top of my flowers between the bias binding with approximately 20cm between each flower, I machined them into the bias binding. Between every few flowers I also machined either a leaf or a few vines of different length.
At Mrs Fox's we also created paper fairy craft kits for our Fairy Tea Party and these fairies were strung onto the flower bunting.