A simple paper bunting. When there aren’t many supplies in the house, and you need a quick decoration, this is definitely a go-to project.
So, this last week we found out our house has sold, and we are moving to another house in the area only temporarily. Our goal is to move back to Canada. Not to the same province, but Canada nonetheless.
That being said, our dear little daughters have been dreaming of having a traditional ‘ball’ in the garage before we move. We really needed to make this happen, as we’ve been promising them that they could have their ‘ball’, complete with dresses, decorations, treats and music.
We had the sparkly strings of lights, the music, and lovely dresses, but no decorations…. This led me to use my imagination a little to make things special for them. As we were packing, I found a giant pad of 12 by 12 scrapbooking paper. This definitely caught my attention!
I really wasn’t sure what the girls would think, but when presented with my idea, I was met with enthusiasm! Phewf! First of all, I had them pick out a stack of their favourite patterns and colours out of the pad of scrapbooking paper. We then cut each piece diagonally from corner to corner. Then each half was in half, giving us 4 lovely triangles per 12 by 12 sheet of paper.
After unpacking my trusty sewing machine, we got right to it sewing the triangles together. I sewed the long edge of each triangle, giving a few stitches in between the triangles to make the bunting hang just right. It turned out lovely, they hung the strings of bunting all over the garage to beautify it a little, and the rest was up to their imaginations! And boy, do my girls have imaginations! I hope you enjoy making your own simple paper bunting.
Simple Paper Bunting
- sewing machine
- Pair of scissors
- 3 pieces 12 by 12 paper preferably scrapbook paper
- Cut the 12 by 12 piece of scrapbook paper in half diagonally. From corner to corner.
- Take each half and cut it from the long side up to the corner, creating a total of 4 triangles.
- Using your sewing machine, sew the long edge of each triangle, letting the machine stitch a few stitches in between the triangles to join them and make a bunting!
- Sew each triangle, one after another until you have a bunting 12 triangles long (or whatever length you prefer). Snip thread and hang up your beautiful paper bunting!
Pin it for Later!
Want my FREE ebook, “5 of my Best Recipes”?