Monday, 2 May 2011

Union Jack bunting template

Well here in the UK we've had an extremely long weekend due to the Royal wedding on friday and also today being May day(another bank holiday!). We had a very laid back friday! We got dressed up in our finery and I decorated the lounge with bunting and paperchains. I bought a flag for the monkey, but he only managed to have it for 5 minutes before he broke it and then started to assault people with the stick!!

Here he is with his flag and his smart jacket. He appears to be missing a sock too!
We watched the wedding with grape juice in hand and then afterwards ate an english picnic lunch of sandwiches and scones!-and my patriotic cupcakes!
I made my bunting, having been inspired by all the banner dies and stamps around at the moment!
I started by trying to find a union jack outline...and couldn't, so resorted to my trusty Digital Scrapbook artist, which is my version of photoshop!
 I then cropped it to be banner shaped, and printed off a few copies.
I couldn't decide if I should use my promarkers, or pencil, so I did both! I decided that I prefered the promarkers for this, so printed off 6 more and coloured them too.

I used my trimmer with its wavy blade to cut them out, and stuck them to some cream card. After punching out the corners I tied with small amounts of navy blue and white ribbon!
They look super cute on the mantle piece!!!

Feel free to use my union jack image and the banner templates!


  1. Thank you for sharing those fantastic Union Jack outlines! Just what I've been trying (but failed) to do myself! Kerry xx

  2. i think that this is such a good idea as i am having a suprise party for my mum and dad and this is perfect!xx

  3. Thank you for putting these up! I am a Sunday School teacher and I want the my class to make the decorations! The 3-6 year olds that I teach will love this!! Once again, Thank you!! :)
    Coral xx

  4. Love your homemade bunting! Looks wonderful. Thank you for sharing your template. I used it to create a t-shirt for a UK themed New Years Eve party I attended last night. I shared details and a link back to you on my blog here. Thanks again and happy new year!

  5. Thanks for the templates! They look fantastic. I think today is the day we should start celebrating that we are British.