Raise your hand if you are obsessed with buntings!
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.
– 3 coordinating pieces of 12X12 scrapbook paper (I debated using 1 solid, but it just looked off)
– 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.
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.
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 🙂
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.
(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 firstname.lastname@example.org)! What would you like to see me do next? A Pintrest challenge if you will…