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{DIY} No-Sew Bunting Tutorial

I promised to share my bunting tutorial from my Fall mantel last week. It’s really very simple, but if you’re like me, you like a little instruction before making something for the first time. I did look around the blogosphere before tackling this. And I got an idea of how to start, but this is how I did it. I didn’t follow any tutorial really, just winged it.

Supplies:
1. Jute or some kind of string or ribbon
2. Fabric
3. Graph paper (optional)
4. Card stock or cardboard
5. Glue gun
6. Ruler
7. Iron

First, I grabbed a piece of graph paper I had on the floor. I’d been using it to mark up something else, but I didn’t need it anymore. (You can print graph paper off the Internet. Just google it.) I measured 7 inches across. And then from the middle of my 7 inches, I measured 9 inches down and then created a triangle.

At the top of the triangle, I added an inch or so of extra space and made it a little shorter than 7 inches wide. I wanted to create a flap at the top to fold over my jute.

I then cut out my shape and traced it on to card stock and then cut it out. I didn’t want my pattern to be too flimsy when I was tracing it on to the fabric.

I then traced it on all my fabrics and cut them out.

Next, I ironed them. My fabric was a little wrinkled, but I also wanted to iron down the flaps.

I used my ruler to crease the fabric, then then pulled the ruler away as I ironed it.

I took my jute and placed it in the flap and hot glued it down. Easy peasy!

And then I hung it up on my mantel for the Fall! I think it’s so cute. I’m going to do one for Miss A’s room, too!

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24 Comments

  1. 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

  2. This is just adorable, and looks so simple to do! Really jazzes up your mantel. And, might I just add – you have the nicest looking ironing board cover….makes me realize how ratty-tatty mine is getting. 🙂

    1. Really?!? I never expected the ironing board cover comment. I think it’s so ratty because it’s turned yellow where I iron the most. I’ve been on the lookout for a replacement and can’t seem to find one I like. 🙂 Maybe I’ll keep it since you think it’s nice. I wonder if I could wash it and it’d look better? Hmmm, things to ponder. Ha!

      Thanks for stopping by!!

  3. I love this and it looks so easy! It’s a great idea for using different color fabrics to coordinate with each holiday. I’d love for you to link up at my craft party this week! It’s running all week and featured projects are also featured on F and in our Newsletter! 🙂

    Marti

  4. This is a great tutorial! I might use this idea to create a bunting to help with decorating for a bridal shower I am throwing. Love the colors of your bunting; perfect for this time of year,

  5. This is really good to know how to do. We don’t really have a place to hang one of these, but I think I’m going to put a shelf in our den to create a “mantel”. Can’t wait to try this!

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