May 3, 2012

DIY: No Sew Bunting


Earlier this week I made some no sew bunting as decoration for our vendor booths at fairs this summer. I wanted something that would be bright, colorful, and something I wouldn't cry over if it got ruined. I picked up some fabric and after looking around online I decided to give traditional bunting a shot. I thought about doing scallops or strips of fabric, but the simplicity of this drew me to it.

What you'll need:
Ribbon (3 yards at least- try not to get the satin kind, grosgrain works best)
Colorful Cotton Fabric (about 1/2 of each pattern/color) 
Fabric Glue (I like fabric tac)
Fabric Scissors or Pinking Sheers
Paper
 Time: About 30 min

1. To start out you will need to cut the piece of paper into a trangle (or desired shape) as your pattern. 
2. Trace and cut out about 15-20 pieces (about 5 or 6 of each pattern)
3. Lay them out in the desired pattern
4. Lay the ribbon out on a flat surface and glue a couple of pieces at a time next  to each other. Try to make them not overlap. Repeat until desired length is covered. 
5.  Wait for the glue to dry (should be about 15 minutes) 


And that's it! It's super simple and it looks pretty great. There are a lot of other ways to do it if you'd like to have bunting that lasts a bit longer and doesn't fray (use pinking sheers and fuse two pieces of fabric together with interfacing to make sturdier pieces). You can also make this for birthday parties or with children. Paper is a good substitute for fabric too. 


This is bunting I made yesterday with the boys I nanny while we were hiding from the rain inside. The boys colored on the yellow fabric and we used super hero fabric as the alternative. They really loved it!

Hope this is helpful and pretty straight forward! :)

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