I love to decorate my house for Christmas. There is just something about having the house festive that feels warm and cozy and very, well...Christmasy. I'm always looking for inexpensive and creative ways to deck our halls. When our oldest turned three (back in Sept.), I made bunting flags to decorate with. I thought a Christmas take on this would be perfect to hang on our mantel and some of our side tables.
First, I gathered any fabric I had that looked "holiday". I then cut out a 5x5 piece of paper to use as my pattern. I used pinking shears to cut out my squares, because I like the way it looks with the zig zag edges. You can, of course, use regular scissors.
Fold the squares in half, and using a ruler, draw a diagonal line on the fabric using a fabric pen (you can also use a pencil for this). Cut along this diagonal line to make your flag. Make sure that the folded part is facing you, so that when you open it up you will have a flag.
For the last step, I sew the flags, one by one, into bias tape. Bias tape can be purchased at any fabric or craft store.
And there you have it! A great alternative to traditional garland.