Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Colorful No-Sew Fall Bunting Tutorial

In my post about the Fall decor in our home, you might have noticed this fun bunting (garland, banner, etc.) I added to the front of my buffet:

If you didn't notice it before, now you have!

Today I'm going to share with you how I made it. It's so easy and there is no sewing required which is my favorite kind of project. I have a sewing machine, but I am totally intimidated by it. One of these days I am going to tackle the beast that is my supposedly handy little machine, but today is not that day.

Your supplies:

You'll need:
Fabric of your choice cut into triangles with a "tab" at the top.
Fabric scissors - these are not my fabric scissors, but I had these out to cut my twine. Also, I hide my fabric scissors when I'm not using them because I will not have them mistaken for the other "common" scissors I have around the house.
Not pictured: hot glue gun

You can make the fabric triangles using a template of your choice traced onto cardstock or cardboard and trace onto the wrong side of your fabric. Take your fabric scissors (you know, the ones that ABSOLUTELY NO ONE EVER is allowed to touch. Except for you, because you're the boss) and cut out as many fabric triangles as you think you'll need.

I got a little overexcited and cut out about 25 of each color: gray chevron, orange satin, red, and yellow polka-dot. Note: if you're going for cute little touches of bunting, this is WAY too much. I have so much leftover I am going to start making it for whoever will just take it away from me already.

Here you can see the "tab" I mentioned above in the supply list. I folded each tab over (wrong sides facing) and pressed it with my iron to keep it in place. You are going to want to feed your twine under this tab.

Here is where the magic happens: take your glue gun and glue your tab down, sandwiching your twine between the fabric. Boom. Instant festivity. Congratulate yourself on being awesome without a sewing machine.

If you cut your tabs big enough, you could also just glue fabric to fabric so that the fabric triangle slides on and off the twine. This is awesome for a few reasons

     a.) You can adjust your fabric on the twine when hanging it
     b.) This makes it interchangeable. Think of the possibilities, friends!
     c.) It makes for easier storage since all you'll have to do is slide off your triangles when you're done
          displaying them and store them flat until you're ready to bust them out again. No tangled twine or
          wrinkled fabric. Hallelujah!

You may want to space out your flags evenly. You can have them closer together or further apart on your twine. I love this project because you can totally customize it to your liking--from the color of your fabric to how far apart you want your fabric spaced apart.

I used my cardboard template to space out my fabric.

Feel free to get completely out of hand and make YARDS of this bunting and hang it throughout your home.

My favorite is to hang the bunting across my windows:

I also hung some on my stair railing and maybe some on my child (kidding!). Love this.

But really, friends and family, if you want some of this, let me know. Girl's got way too much going on with this fabric over here.

Wanna see where I party? Click here for a list of link parties I participate in.

Also linking up with:
Imparting GraceJennifer RizzoSavvy Southern Style


  1. Cute! I love the bunting I've been seeing everywhere and this looks so easy! And hi! I found you via Work It Wednesday. ~Ali from Pies & Puggles

    1. Hi Ali! It is super easy. I whipped up WAY too much of this stuff in only 40 minutes or so!

  2. Very cute! Love that it's no-sew too!


    {found you on Someday Crafts}

  3. Great bunting tutorial. I love the colours you choose. I just made one for the nursery but this would be a great fall project.

    1. Thanks, Sky-Ann! I'm actually itching to make this for my daughter's room, too!

  4. I love it. I am pretty much obsessed with buntings so of course, I love yours! Thanks for sharing -
    Stacey :O)

    1. Thanks Stacey! I'm loving it too, and this is my first year having bunting to display in my home! It's so fun and cheerful. :)

  5. This is too cute! I'd love it if you'd link this up to my blog hop party, DIY Weekend:

    Thank you!
    Miranda @ Mr. and Mrs. Winslett

  6. Cute and sweet, I want to make one out of pastel colours to hang in the house somewhere :)

    1. Thanks, Laura, I really think it's a sweet little touch, too! It would look so cute in pastels!

  7. So pretty! I need to make fall bunting!! =) Found you at the Feature Friday Linky Party! Hope you have a great weekend!


  8. I wanted to invite you to the Friday Flash Blog Party, the best linky in town! I hope you'll join us and link up. Who knows. You may just get highlighted!

    The party goes on ALL weekend.

    Jennifer @ The Jenny Evolution

    1. Thanks, Jennifer! I will be sure to check out your blog party if it's still going on! Thanks for stopping by!

  9. I absolutely love this!!! I'm needing to make some fall decorations for my mantle. Found you via Grace Langdon's party!:)

  10. These are so cute! Don't forget to link up to The DIY'ers.

  11. Beautiful and simple! I need to make some of these!!!

  12. Love it!! Thank you for linking up at my Making Monday Link party last week! I'm going to feature your project this week so PLEASE head over and grab a button and link up some of your other fabulous projects :)


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