For E's 5th birthday I made personalised bunting for each guest and this is Eloise's, above. I was super pleased with the result.
Instead of sewing the flags together I created a a seam at the top of each flag so that a ribbon could be threaded through. At the beginning of the party everyone was given their first initial. Then, as a prize after each game, they were given an additional personalised flag so eventually by the end of the party everyone had their full name. Each child then chose a length of coloured velvet ribbon and we strung the letters together for them to take home. I stencilled gold star flags for the children that had only 3 or 4 letters in their name so everyone had at least 5 flags.
This was a really easy project and not expensive. I used plain calico which is about £4pm and then freezer paper to make the letter stencils. The biggest cost was fabric paint but the colours were amazing and the letters came out really bright. The nicest thing was how pleased the children were with their gift and later earn being told how they have put them on their bedroom doors or above their beds.
Thank you all so much for your comments on my flat - you were all so lovely and kind. I'm hoping I'll be able to post about the new house soon too.