I recently created some wonderful crafty decor for our patio in French Provence style.
Bunting always creates a festive atmosphere!
Using unbleached calico I made some French Style Bunting with fabric painted details ~ use the free stencil download below for ideas). Baste the triangle pieces edge-to-edge on wide ribbon and then fold the ribbon over and serpentine stitch the ribbon to cover the top of the bunting. (Remember to add at least 1m of ribbon to either end of your bunting to use to knot over poles or around trees.)
I painted some patio cushion covers for my bench and wicker chairs.
Lastly I hung a few lanterns on blue ribbon over the table for some ambient light and intimacy.
A week of creative fun transformed my patio into a festive French-styled outdoor area.
For some French Provence stencil ideas here is a free download ~ Provence patio stencil ideas