Sunday 9 June 2019

Make Your Own Bunting

Today I'm going to show you how to make this super cute bunting. 
Whether it's for permanent home decor, a party you're throwing or for whatever purpose!
It's super easy, quick and cheap to make.

First off you'll need some equipment

  • Scrapbook paper / card (I got this book from Poundland! They sell great ones in Hobbycraft but for value I picked this one up). 
  • Scissors
  • A pencil
  • A ruler
  • A measuring tape
  • Drawing pins or some other way of fixing it to the wall
  • A hole punch
  • Ribbon

First step is to measure the place in which you will be putting the bunting. I wanted mine across the balcony door so I measured that to be 96cm so I rounded it up to 100cm. 
Keep note of your rounded up number.

Then you want to cut your ribbon. When measuring the ribbon add another 10cm (this is for extra length so you can drape the bunting when it's up). This made mine 110cm. So I cut 110cm of ribbon.

Next you want to choose your theme. Is it for permanent decor? Maybe a nice vintage vibe or is it for a party you're having?
I'm planning on some summer BBQs this year and so I wanted some summer bunting that I could use for that. I chose some really cool summery patterns.

Once you've decided your theme. Go ahead and take one of the pieces of card. Measure out a 15cm triangle using the ruler and draw onto the back of the card and then cut it out. This will now become your stencil but also one of your final pieces.

Using your triangle, go across the length of ribbon and work out how many triangles you can fit along it.  I can fit 7 on my 110cm ribbon. This also leaves a few centimetres either side for me to hang it with.

So now choose the rest of your pieces of card. I needed 6 more so I chose monstera leaves, cocktails, flowers, stripes, toucans and beach signs.

Using your stencil triangle, cut out the other pieces to the same size.

Once all the pieces are cut out, use your hole punch. You want two holes at the top of each triangle. Be careful when doing this that you do it far enough into the triangle. If you do it too close to the edge and it rips you'll have to start another triangle. 

Thread the ribbon through the hole on the right, go BEHIND and through the hole on the left.

You can now thread on the rest of the triangles in your chosen order.

Now all that's left to do is hang it!

You now have the perfect bunting ready to decorate your home.
I hope this was easy to follow. It shouldn't take too long to make and it can be reused over and over for whatever you like. You could even make a couple in different patterns for different occasions!

Have fun and let me know if you recreate it! 


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