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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!

  • Jayde

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

  • enne

    what is the paint color?

  • Michelle

    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!

  • Julie

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

  • Traci

    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!

  • Jasmine C.

    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.

  • Katy

    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 :-)

  • Michelle

    LOVE this!! Amazing job!!

  • Khesanh

    I love the bedding where did you get that from?

  • Michelle Scobell

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

  • Recreate

    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.

  • Jennifer

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

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  • Nikole Stroup

    where can I get that bedding?! LOVE IT!

  • bari

    what is your motivation with this comment?

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  • Holly and Eddie

    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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