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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.
Hannah

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20 Comments

  1. Katie

    14th August 2013 at 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

    1. Hannah

      14th August 2013 at 7:32 pm

      Hello Stalker 😉

      Yay!!!

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

  2. Carie

    15th August 2013 at 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.

    1. Hannah

      15th August 2013 at 10:35 am

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

  3. Bex Harding

    16th August 2013 at 6:48 am

    Love this idea! Totally going to try this myself 🙂 thank you
    busybeemummybex.blogspot.co.uk

    1. Hannah

      17th August 2013 at 8:46 am

      My pleasure 🙂 They look fab! xx

  4. Jaime Oliver

    16th August 2013 at 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

    1. Hannah

      17th August 2013 at 8:46 am

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

  5. Sara Murray

    16th August 2013 at 5:53 pm

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

    1. Hannah

      17th August 2013 at 8:47 am

      Excellent 🙂 enjoy! xx

  6. Lauren

    17th August 2013 at 6:45 am

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

  7. Lauren

    17th August 2013 at 6:46 am

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

  8. Anonymous

    7th October 2013 at 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

    1. Hannah

      7th October 2013 at 5:17 pm

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

  9. Tiaz Taylor

    25th March 2014 at 10:53 am

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

  10. Anonymous

    15th June 2014 at 10:53 pm

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

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