Countless variations of bunting have been seen at weddings, baby showers, birthday parties and more, bringing an element of charm and delight to any get-together. So, we thought we’d give it a try! This project is totally customizable regarding material, color and shape—and the best part is that it doesn’t require a sewing machine or a big commitment.
If you’re looking for an easy and affordable way to spice up your next party, delve into this festive DIY!
- Fabric, felt or paper (amount will depend on desired length and size of bunting)
- Ribbon or string in a coordinating color
- No-Sew glue or hole punch
- Optional for paper bunting: decorative edged scissors—we used a scallop design!
To create your own bunting decorations…
Step 1: Decide How Large You Want Your Pennants or Flags
Carefully fold the fabric several times so you can cut out several pieces at once. Using the ruler and a pencil, trace the shape of your pennant onto the backside of the fabric. Do this for all of the different colors you plan to use.
Paper Option: We used double-sided paper with varying designs so it could be enjoyed from every angle.
Step 2: Cut Out Your Pennants.
Make sure to cut slowly and precisely since the material will be thick from being folded several times. Repeat this step until you have enough pieces for your desired length.
For a shortcut, fold pennant in half to cut. Be careful while cutting—this doubles the thickness of your fabric!
Paper Option: Cut your paper flags to any shape and size you’d like!
Step 3: Cut Your Ribbon and Get Ready to Glue
Measure your ribbon and cut to desired length. Gluing on the front side of your fabric, apply a thin line of No-Sew glue across the top of each pennant. Adhere ribbon to pennant, one at a time, and repeat until all of your pieces are secure. Leave ample time for glue to dry before hanging.
Paper Option: Cut string to desired length. After cutting your paper flags, punch holes in the top two corners of the paper. Then, slide string through holes until all pieces are attached.
Step 4: Hang for All to Enjoy!
Aren’t they great?
This adorable Circus Chic gift tag sticker was our inspiration for this project:
Have you and your family tried this craft at home? Send us your stories and photos and we’ll be happy to feature your photos on our blog!