Showing posts with label Make bunting using paper. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Make bunting using paper. Show all posts

Thursday, 22 August 2013

Simple Paper Flag Bunting

Craft:

My pre-spring clean continues this week. Last week I found an old mirror that I quickly updated with a coat of paint - this week I dug up a bag of left over card I had from a project that just didn't turn out how I hoped (so I shelved it).

Anyway, I'm always looking for ways to brighten up my home. I'm waiting to start renovating so anything that feels like a little step towards my new home is welcome!

This is a really simple project and will reflect Em and my ongoing love of bunting - in a million ways!

For this project you will need:

  • various colours of cardboard (or paper sheets would work just as well)
  • glue
  • string, wool, or ribbon
  • scissors
Simply cut the card into 1 inch wide strips and approximately 5 inches in length. 

Next fold each strip length ways.

Freehand cut a triangle out of each end of the card.


Cut a length of your chosen string, wool or ribbon.

Sit each folded card over the string and secure with a dab of glue (I weighted mine down overnight just to make sure they stuck).


Hang your bunting along a wall, over a mirror or across a window for some excitement!


Happy crafting!

Caity

Monday, 21 November 2011

Christmas Wrapping Paper Bunting

Craft/Home Decorating:


This project was really quick and easy, and it looks fantastic for a Christmas decoration! Of course, you could also make a Christmas bunting out of material(see my No-Sew Bunting), but this wrapping-paper bunting is cheaper to make, and Christmas wrapping paper is easy to find... it’s everywhere! (including at the supermarket)

What you’ll need for this project:
- Christmas wrapping paper
- Cotton string (jute doesn’t sit as well for this project)
- Stapler (and staples!)
- Scissors
- Cardboard
- Pen

First I drew up a template for the flags (see below for an example), cut out the exact shape in cardboard and used it to trace the flags on to the paper. Then I simply cut out the paper flags, folded them, and stapled each one to my cotton string. And then it was done!



The flags from the front and the back

 And the Christmas Wrapping Paper Bunting was so easy that my four year old daughter made one for herself too!
Emma