Australia Day – DIY Kangaroo Bunting
Project Creator: Brother Australia
LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY: EASY
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.
- Brother ScanNCut Machine
- Measuring tape
- Fabric glue
- 50cm x 50cm Felt in brown
- 50cm x 50cm Felt in green
- 130cm String
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!
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.
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.
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!