Australia Day – DIY Kangaroo Bunting

Project Creator: Brother Australia
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: EASY

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Aussie! Aussie! Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi! Celebrating Australia Day at home with an Australia themed party? Try this fun and easy DIY Kangaroo & Leaf Bunting that you can whip up in a jiffy! This bunting would look cute hung almost anywhere.

Tools

  • Brother ScanNCut Machine
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Fabric glue

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Materials Required

  • 50cm x 50cm Felt in brown
  • 50cm x 50cm Felt in green
  • 130cm String

Step 1:
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This the most important part of the project and also my favourite part! Use the Brother ScanNCut machine to scan 2 different jumping kangaroo silhouettes- you can do this by drawing your own kangaroo shapes or tracing them and then scanning them with the ScanNCut or you can use the svg-files here and save onto your computer desktop then open ScanNCut Canvas to create fcm files.

Next, choose 2 different leaf designs and save them as a cut file too or use the svg files provided. You can keep your kangaroo and leaf silhouettes within the size of 12cm x 12cm each- you can alter the sizing on the ScanNCut screen. Cut the felt to the size of an A4 (21cm x 29.7cm). Load it into the machine and let the cutting commence. Carefully remove the cut-outs from the felt. Cutting shapes has truly never this easy and fast!

Step 2:
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Cut the string to as long as you wish your bunting to be, with 30cm on each end for hanging. I’m having mine at 130cm long, fitting in 4 kangaroos and 4 leaves. Lay out your string, place the kangaroos and leaves alternately with a 5cm gap in between.

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Cut 8 pieces of 3cm x 3cm squares from the leftover felt material. Cover the string with the squares and attach them securely with fabric glue. It should take only 1 to 2 hours to dry.

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Now it’s time to decorate with your buntings! You can hang them on the wall with washi tape, pin them across a window, or even drape them across a tree in your backyard!

Happy Australia Day!