Do-It-Yourself, Wall Decor

DIY: No Sew Bunting Flags

Okay, so I admit it, I can’t sew. It’s embarrassing really. Here I am, a designer, and I can’t sew. Thankfully, it’s not the same as a chef who can’t cook, and luckily, there’s this nifty little invention called the glue gun, which has come to my rescue more than once! So, whenever I discover little projects that only require scissors, a pencil and a glue gun—I’m all in!

With all these cute bunting flags popping up in pictures, on invitations and in nursery decor, I set out to make them myself minus the needle and thread. And I think they turned out pretty darn cute!

So, here’s my DIY three-step program on making your own bunting flags—no sewing needed.

Step 1: Go to your local craft or scrapbooking store and pick out a variety of your favorite printed papers. I even found some with glitter on it; after all, glitter helps everything. I was able to cut three flags from the big sheets and two flags from the smaller ones. It’s a lot cheaper than buying fabric!

Step 2: Using a ruler, measure out your flags. I wanted mine to be about 8″—big enough to make a statement on a wall. Using my third grade math skills, I puzzled together three perfect triangles on the paper (Mrs. Taft would be so proud!). After I cut out the first three, I was able to use one as a stencil for the rest of the sheets. Trace. Cut. Done!

Step 3: Instead of using plain ribbon, I found this adorable pom-pom trim and hot glued it to the paper flags. I love the 3D effect it adds to the banners!

See how easy that was? All the materials cost less than $20, and it was so simple to make! I love the eclectic mix of prints and colors I was able to bring in, and I’m pretty sure this would rock in a nursery or a teenager’s room! Happy decorating!

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  1. 1

    LOVE!!! Great idea – because I cannot sew either so this is perfect!

  2. 2

    what is the paint color?

  3. 3

    BRILLIANT! I want to do bunting at my son’s first birthday party in a few weeks and didn’t know if I’d find time to actually sew some. This is a great alternative and I will definitely be doing this!

  4. 4

    I love the signs in the picture. Can you share where those are from?

  5. 5

    I love these signs too! I’m expecting twins and ordered this bedding for their nursery and would love the signs too. Please share where they are from. Thanks!

  6. 6

    Funny how I usually make buntings for my kids’ birthday parties, preparing my best scrapbook papers beforehand, then ending up using plain-colored ones because I just couldn’t bear my beautiful sheets being cut into triangles and hung on a string.

  7. 7

    you can buy the signs at Nursery Couture! I’ll try to add them to the website next week, or you can just call the store to order. 210-494-2627 :-)

  8. 8

    LOVE this!! Amazing job!!

  9. 9

    I love the bedding where did you get that from?

  10. 10

    Hi! I absolutely adore this idea! What did you use to adhere it to the wall?

  11. 11

    I’m not really fond of buntings, and, ironically, it’s mainly because they’re easy to do. I think I have never been to a kiddie party or a baby shower where there are no buntings on the wall or on the ceiling.

  12. 12

    Would you mind sharing the wall paint color/brand? thanks!

  13. 13

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  14. 17

    where can I get that bedding?! LOVE IT!

  15. 18

    what is your motivation with this comment?

  16. 21

    Who’d have thought a glue gun would be so useful. I love it! Its such an easy way to connect the materials to create such a fantastic bunting. Thank you

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