Vintage Book Bunting

IMG_6417introWe are still unpacking boxes over here but that doesn’t mean I can’t decorate. We spend a lot of time in this room. When we were looking for a house, a playroom was something I really wanted. It wasn’t a deal breaker but I thought it would be nice. Now that I have had one for a month… I am all about the playroom. It is one of the bedrooms which is also nice because it isn’t in the main living area. The boys love it and I hang out in here a lot too. This room will change in the coming years but for now, its perfect for us. It needs some love… paint the trim, curtains,  stuff on the walls. I have a fun closet organization post coming soon too.

My Moms’s Mom gave me a big box of old family books a few years ago and I have been saving them for something special. We read the ones from my childhood. But there were a few from when my mom was little, so pretty and vintage but falling apart.

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I wanted to display them but preserve them too so I made a bunting to go around two walls of the playroom.

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I started by carefully removing the pages from the binding. Some of the pages were especially loved and I tried to include those too. IMG_6411

Then I cut them all into a flag shape using my paper cutter.

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Then my favorite part, I sewed them together.

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I love how it turned out!

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IMG_6435Happy boy and a happy room. How many of you have playrooms, do you find yourself spending a lot of time there? And do you have any special books that are just begging to become bunting?

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  1. says

    OMG love!!! That has so much meaning and is so so special! Also, I see you moved to WordPress! Give me all the details and if you like it and what not! You can totes email or text. I am probably moving soon and scared!

  2. says

    I love this, what a cute idea.. so much fun for a kids room. I love the pics in old books. . takes me back to the Dick and Jane era.. .love it. thanks for sharing.

  3. Tammie Black says

    “My Toys” was a favorite of mine in the early ’60s! The illustrations are so beautiful! When my son was born 18 years ago, I found a new copy of it, made color copies of the pages, and made a laminated poster for our playroom.

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