Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Playing at Happy Families

Actually playing WITH Happy Families would be more appropriate.
Last week whilst rummaging in the 10p toy box in the charity shop I found a pack of Happy Families playing cards and when I opened up the box and saw the pictures I knew exactly what I wanted to do with them.
Make bunting of course!

It wasn't a full pack of cards, some of them were a bit too dog eared and torn and by using the pictures I didn't like so much to practise on with the hole punch to see whereabouts I preferred the hole for the ribbon I was eventually left with my favourites.

I do love Mr White and Mr Sole's moustaches! 

There were 8 left over which are up for grabs if anyone fancies them for their own Happy Families bunting or another craft project. 
I shall pop names in a hat if more than one would like them and if no-one does then I'll keep them for spares.

Happy Days.

Edit-the cards have now found a new home. 


  1. That is such a great idea for the cards!! They have reminded me of many happy times playing with them!

    Victoria xx

  2. Cute playing cards..I use to love playing old maid or snap as a child.
    I love the idea of turning them into bunting..I will have to try something like this for the little ones room :)
    Please pop my name into the hat..I would love to have a chance to win them.
    Magie x

  3. And another batch of craftiness! :)
    Can we take a peek behind your clever bunting next time?!

  4. You can count me in! Love the bunting!

  5. It looks great hung on the dresser. You really have some great ideas for using all sorts of things.

  6. Lovely bunting. I'm with "A garden just outside Venice". I'd love a nose at your trinkets! xx

  7. What a great idea - they look fab !

  8. I love what you've done with them, they look great!!!

  9. Lovely idea Lisa! Loving the pieces on your dresser too. :0)

  10. What a brilliant idea. You are getting very "crafty"! xxxxxx

  11. Oh clever you and they look fab.x

  12. Thats a brilliant idea, I love it!

  13. Lisa you have a done a great job with the Happy Families cards! I suppose you could use other types of cards too. Thanks for the inspiration! x