I will be hosting the daytime section of my hens (bachelorette) party at my apartment. This has given me the perfect excuse to make the most girliest decorations ever, one that I would never get away with unless it was a girls only party. This bunting is made from various paper doilies and some garden twine from the supermarket. I think it will be perfect for my 1940s housewife themed party.
What you need
- Paper doilies (I purchased mine from various discount stores, for around $2 per packet.)
- Food colouring
- Garden twine
- Sticky tape (aka cello tape)
- Double sided tape
- Dye your paper doilies to match your colour scheme. I just dyed the largest doilies pink. Simply fill a frying pan with water, then add a generous amount of food colouring. Dip the doilies carefully into the dye for a 3 seconds, then hang them up with clothes pegs to dry. Dip two doilies at once, this prevents the doilies from ripping apart.
- Decide on your order of doilies to go on the bunting. You need to leave 30cm of twine at both ends to allow for easy hanging later.
- Fold the round doilies in half, then attach the twine to the fold with sticky tape. Use double sided tape to hold the fold together
Now I just have to look up some pink fruit punch recipes, and I’m all set for the party. Can’t wait!