Paper Bunting

Raise your hand if you are obsessed with buntings!

*Hand Raised*

I think that they are just adorable!!! Paper ones and fabric ones. Simple ones and ones with lots of layers. And I have been dying to make one for my new office. So, earlier this week I buckled down and whipped one up. Nothing fancy. Just some ribbon and scrapbook paper, but for a first attempt it came out nice 🙂

I have no real directions. I just sort of did what made sense in my caffeinated head.

Paper Ribbon 2

Paper RibbonI gathered what I thought would need:

– 3 coordinating pieces of 12X12 scrapbook paper (I debated using 1 solid, but it just looked off)
– Ribbon
– Scissors
– Scissors that cut in patterns – I’m sure there is a technical name out there somewhere
– Hole Punch
– My audio book (The Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton)

First thing I cut each piece into quarters. I’ve never been great with Geometry (in fact I believe that I got yelled at a few times in high school in Geometry class). Figuring out the triangles was the hardest part for me.

Paper Cut

After I cut them into quarters I decided to use my fun edged scissors for 2/3 of the sides. I liked the idea of keeping the top edge flat.

Paper Cut 2

Then I busted out my ancient hole punch. This thing was probably my mom’s from teaching that I stole. This happened a lot. Teacher supplies and crafting supplies are eerily similar 🙂

Hole Punch

Once I went through and hole punch I just strung some ribbon through. I wish I could offer you some more exciting dialogue here…hmmm…I weaved the coordinating ribbon in and out of the various scrapbook paper flags. There! I like that! Pretend I said that all along!

The final step was very easy (as if the rest of this have been biochemistry). I tied loops onto either end of the ribbon to that I would have something to hang the bunting by.

Bunting 1

Bunting 2Bunting 3Bunting 4

(Do you like my Thirty One wall organizer? I do too…now if only I would use it for something other than wall decor…a girl can only dream)

So there you have it! The entire project only took about 1/2 hour and most of that time was deciding which papers to use tee-hee The simplicity of this project lends itself to being used as quick, but cute party decor or for a little kids room. I might make another one for my daughter and glue pictures of Disney Princesses on each flag, or a LEGO bunting for the boys’ bedroom!

Do you have a bunting in your house, or have you used one for an evert? Tell me about it (in the comments)! Send me pictures (to my email crunchycraftyandcaffeinated@gmail.com)! What would you like to see me do next? A Pintrest challenge if you will…

 

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12 Comments

  1. Doreen

    Turned out really cute. I love crafts that you can actually finish in less than an hour.

    • mrsdmeeks

      Oh yeah! Time is precious and if I have to walk away and come back to it I might not finish! I am hoping to make a nice fabric one in the near future, but I am going to need to carve out a few kid-free hours with my sewing machine for that!

  2. Alyssa Zapinski

    This is too cute and I am definitely going to keep it in my favorites for when I have to set up for my best friend’s bachelorette party!

    • mrsdmeeks

      Oh that will be fun!! I bet you can find some great scrapbooking paper for that…and maybe some stickers to jazz it up!

    • mrsdmeeks

      Absolutely!! Craftiness is not necessary just some paper, scissors, and ribbon!

  3. Jess

    Super cute and fun! I definitely want to experiment with bunting for myself as well 🙂

  4. Nicole

    These would be cute for a baby shower or little girl’s birthday party.

    • mrsdmeeks

      Totally! My friend made one for a baby shower a few weeks ago…might be what boosted my obsession 😉

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