I wanted to make one other simple item to gift along with THESE burp cloths being sent to my friends who are expecting. I saw HERE on MADE how Dana used bunting to decorate her baby’s hospital bed and thought it was the cutest! I love the sweet hearts surrounding her newborn in the pictures Dana posted.
What a fun way to brighten up their little bed and have a fun prop for pictures. And these are such great scrap-busters! They sew together in no time and the cutting is so fast.
You can either buy felt circles pre-cut (try searching felt circles on Etsy), or I have the GO! Baby AccuQuilt Fabric Cutter and used THIS circle die. They are 2” circles and I just quickly cut out some random rectangles and squares around 2” as well. Sew them together in a straight line down the middle of each piece, adding the next right after another. I liked to turn my square and rectangle scraps sideways or diagonal as well to add more fun.
I had to add some of my labels of course. I just love them.
Mine each ended up being about 5’ long, using about 32 scraps of both felt and cotton fabrics. I found it easier to make at least two using the same scraps. I think the most time consuming part for me was just laying out the scraps and deciding how it looked best. Then I used the first one as a template for the rest. I used 4 solid colors and three patterns on each garland, cutting one of the patterns into circles and the other two patterned fabrics into squares and rectangles.
To package, I cut about 1.5” off the 11” side of a piece of cardstock, folded the cardstock in half along the now 9.5” side and wrapped the garland around.
I printed out the little labels and wrapped that around the garland, and secured with washi tape. Simple!
Each garland probably took a total time of 10-15 minutes to make, and I sewed up 9 of ‘em.
I even packaged one up for myself to pack into my hospital bag—they take up so little space.
Now I just package them with some burp cloths…
…and they are ready to go!
Find the printable for the buntings (ahem…garlands) HERE.
Thank you for reading! And just for fun, here’s last weeks shot of my 32 week belly from my instagram feed (you can find me @lemonsqueezyhome).
7 weeks from today (maybe sooner, maybe later) and we get to meet and snuggle and kiss this little girl! I’m so excited!