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! What would you like to see me do next? A Pintrest challenge if you will…


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  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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