Do you want an easy shabby chic prop for your wedding – without it costing an arm and a leg? This bunting project is your perfect answer!
Here are the materials you will need:
- Jute string: I like to use this because it gives off that rustic and shabby chic vibe, but any string will do.
- Fabric sticker: Or any kind of paper stock you like. I just like this because of the print.
- Lace ribbons
Step 1: Get all your paper stock that you want to use for the triangles of the bunting (in my case, the fabric sticker). Don’t forget to grab your ruler and pencil too.
Step 2: Flip it over and using your pencil and ruler, start making diagonal lines to form a zig zag of triangles. It’s also up to you on how thick you want your triangle to be. Follow the pencil outlines and cut all of it. Usually, the first and last triangles look a bit odd so you may or may not use the ends of it.
Here are your pretty triangles. Aren’t these too precious for words?
Step 3: Now the measurement of the jute string (or your choice of string) really depends on how long your bunting will be. What I like to do is I measure the string first on the area or table I will be placing my bunting to so there won’t be any problem regarding shortage or excess of string. Do the same for the other ribbons you will be using.
The next thing is assembling your bunting. So grab your triangles, string, and tape and start putting it all together. Make sure you make ample space in between each triangle. It’s probably about one and a half inches of space would be a good estimate.
Step 5: Gather all your ribbons you want to use for the bunting. I only used two because I’m afraid it might look over the top but adding one or two more wouldn’t hurt.
Step 6: Lay your bunting flat on a surface and flip over every other triangle to make way for the ribbons. Stick the ribbons to the back of the triangles to prevent it from falling when you hang the bunting later on.
Now you see the pink lace ribbon alternating on each triangle.
Step 7: Now repeat step 6 again for the other ribbon but this time, flip over the triangles you didn’t touch on the first try. This creates a sort of weave-like pattern for the ribbons. You’re done with your masterpiece.
Now wasn’t that easy? In my opinion, the ribbons add a whole lot of pizzazz to that plain bunting. Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below. Hope you had fun with this project!