Make // Step-by-step Paper Bunting

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.

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    • 14th August 2013 / 9:46 am

      Thanks Sarah 🙂 xx

  1. 14th August 2013 / 11:27 am

    Awww, very cute! I have plans to make the fabric kind and eventually have enough to add to my shop on eBay.. very slowly building up a collection of things to sell! 🙂

    P.S. I was in TK Max/Homesense in Newcastle yesterday and got myself a big pad of pretty paper simular to yours (I’m such a stalker, lol) to attempt to do some scrapbook things with. Hurray! Have you got plans for your paper yet?xxx

    • 14th August 2013 / 7:32 pm

      Hello Stalker 😉


      I want to make some paper bunting for our bedroom 🙂 xxx

  2. 15th August 2013 / 9:13 am

    I’ve made lots of fabric bunting, but never paper – it looks a lot faster, and possibly something to do with Kitty on a wet day.

    • 15th August 2013 / 10:35 am

      Definitely quicker! Would be a perfect craft with little ones xx

  3. 16th August 2013 / 6:48 am

    Love this idea! Totally going to try this myself 🙂 thank you

    • 17th August 2013 / 8:46 am

      My pleasure 🙂 They look fab! xx

  4. 16th August 2013 / 2:14 pm

    I am loving this idea!! as un-crafty as i am i am going to do some for the kids birthday next 🙂

    Thanks for linking up with #PoCoLo x

    • 17th August 2013 / 8:46 am

      It’s soo easy Jaime!! Let me know how you get on xx

  5. 16th August 2013 / 5:53 pm

    Love this! I have some lovely, pretty paper – I’m going to make some for the wee girls room 🙂 #PoCoLo

    • 17th August 2013 / 8:47 am

      Excellent 🙂 enjoy! xx

  6. 17th August 2013 / 6:45 am

    These are so effective and I can imagine are fun to make xx

    • 17th August 2013 / 8:47 am

      Definitely 🙂 xx

  7. 17th August 2013 / 6:46 am

    These are so effective and look fun to make. Great tutorial xx

    • 7th October 2013 / 5:18 pm

      Thanks Lauren 🙂 xx

  8. Anonymous
    7th October 2013 / 2:08 pm

    Love this, it’s very cute! And does look much easier than making fabric bunting. Does the paper hold its shape after being hung for a while and not curl up? x

    • 7th October 2013 / 5:17 pm

      I used slightly firmer paper and so far so good 🙂 xx

  9. 25th March 2014 / 10:53 am

    the bunting is beautiful. 🙂 I’m going to make one to decorate the new nursery. 🙂

  10. Anonymous
    15th June 2014 / 10:53 pm

    Wow, thank you for this! It’s even easier than I thought!!

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