A while ago, (and I mean a looong while) I posted the above picture with the intent on making a decorative bunting to brighten up and liven a dark corner in our living room. Jump ahead a month and I finally got around to making it, in stages over about a week, because that’s how I roll. Read – short attention span. Now this is a really simple project, and you could use different materials, this is just what I did. It’s a cheap and quick way to add a little decoration and colour to a space. Not to mention I’m mildly obsessed with buntings.
:: Supplies Needed ::
String or decorative trim
:: Method ::
I traced a triangle from a bunting pennant that we had from Christmas, and went to town tracing triangles and cutting them out from my chosen patterns. Then I put them all in the order I wanted them to make sure I wasn’t blindly grabbing and got two reds next to each other for example. I then put a thick line of glue along the top end of the first triangle, and pushed the trim I had on bit by bit from left to right until I reached the right corner, and went back and pinched right along the top to make sure it was really well adhered. Since the trim I used had little balls on it, I counted out five balls and used that to measurement to make sure I had even spacing between the triangles. I continued to glue on the trim making sure the project was kept flat so everything stayed together. Once all the trim is glued on, let sit overnight to dry before hanging. That’s it! You’re done and have a new decoration! Told you it was simple.
I’m aware this isn’t a novel idea, there are a zillion different ways to make a bunting, if you have normal string for example I would suggest glueing it along the back of the triangles to hold them together. You can also use the folding method where you fold the paper over the string and glue the two sides together. I’m just sharing what I’ve done and it’s a good use for those craft paper scraps you may have laying around.
Hope this has inspired you to make your own home decorations!