We attended a beautiful wedding in Cambridge a few weeks ago and, when entering the cellar for the reception, I noticed the handmade paper bunting. I’ve never really considered making paper bunting before, but it looked so easy that I thought I’d give it a go!
I’ve fallen in love with this craft; it’s simple but effective.
I’ve decided to create a step-by-step tutorial for this week’s The Not-so Secret Diary of a DIY Bride.
1. Make your template. My triangle was 10.5cm x 13cm x 13cm (ish!)
2. Draw around your template – I managed to fit two triangles per sheet of paper.
3. Cut out! I used normal paper scissors and then used the paper pinking shears afterwards. Cut out as many triangles as you like/need.
4. Punch two holes in the top of the triangle.
5. Measure out as much wool, string or ribbon as you want, and thread through the holes.
6. Seal the triangle to the wool with sticky tape. I used normal clear tape as the back won’t be seen, but coloured or patterned tape would look lovely if exposed.
7. Hang the bunting up, stand back and admire!
I made these for Busby’s room but they would be perfect for a wedding. They cost approximately £2.50 to make (3 metres worth), compared to buying them for £10+ online and in shops. They took about an hour to make, and are something fun to do in front of a DVD at home or with your Bridesmaids.