DIY paper bunting

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One of my absolute favourite party decorations would have to be bunting. They are so versatile and can be used for all situations – baby shower, birthday party, wedding and they can look masculine or feminine. I have made a range of different buntings in both fabric and paper. I am going to share a tutorial with you for a super simple paper bunting.

First step is to get yourself some scrabooking paper. I buy these in a paper pad set that is so simple to use because the patterns and colours are already picked out and compliment each other beautifully. A set like this costs about $15 at Lincraft and I have used this same pack for at least 3 different buntings and have plenty to spare. Great value.

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You may also like to purchase a couple of pieces of feature paper – I chose a gold glitter one for this bunting. These sheets are a couple of dollars each but I only needed four.

You then need to make a template to trace so your triangles are the same size, or of course you could cut them free hand. Trace the template over the paper and cut out as many triangles as you like. I usually just do freehand as its a lot quicker!

I then make piles of all the different patterns I have chosen to ensure they don’t end up next to each other. Use a hole punch or make two holes at the top of each triangle.

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My favourite thing to hang a bunting with is twine, it is rustic and I love the contrast between the pretty designs on the paper and the raw twine. You can buy this is rolls at Bunnings or your local craft or hardware stores. Decide how long you want your bunting to be and cut the twine to size.

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Start threading your triangles onto the twine. The great thing about the twine is that its rough edges hold the paper in place and you don’t have to tie or secure them on.

 

Then all that is left to do is hang your bunting!

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I am using this bunting for my daughters 2nd birthday. I made it for her 1st birthday and have used it 3 times since then and it has held up beautifully. I will get years of use out of it and I haven’t had to sew a thing!

If you like this style of bunting then you can win a free bunting sent straight to your door! All you have to do subscribe to my blog and add a comment in the comments section below. The winner will be drawn at random on 31st of July 2016 and contacted by email. Good luck!

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