I may have found a new obsession – bunting. I started to make a couple for the greeny baby shower that’s coming up this weekend, and I got a little carried away – and made five. This may be a bit overboard for the shower, but I just couldn’t help myself! Once I whipped up one set of these cute little triangles-on-a-string, I wanted to make more – and wanted them all over my house. Take a stab at this simple little project and you’ll be hooked as well!
I started out with this simple flag template (courtesy of fellow blogger, OhBrooke). The tapered flap helps to attach your triangles to your twine (or string, yarn, whatever) and giving your final banner a clean, finished look.
I then cut a tooooon of triangles out of some fun green, black and white papers, hailing from Paper Source and Michaels. I really didn’t think about how many triangles one banner would make, hence the 5 total banners I ended up with. Whoops. I pre-folded my triangles ahead of time so the assembly would be quick and easy. I made sure the patterns of my papers were of varying scales, so the bunting had some interest and didn’t look like the same flag over and over.
I, again, went a little overboard and used a combo of rubber cement and scotch tape to attach the flags to my divine twine (love that stuff). Side note: we went looking for rubber cement at Home Depot and Target and neither store had any. The Target employee actually said that she had never even heard of rubber cement – what kind of world are we living in where people don’t know what rubber cement is!? Luckily for me, I work for a company that has an overstock of rubber cement at my fingertips for such dire situations. Phew. I used the rubber cement to hold the twine in place, and added a strip of scotch tape on the back to make sure the thicker papers didn’t come unglued (the shame!)
Voila! Bunting brilliance right there, folks. I don’t know why something so simple gets me so hyped, but I really love this stuff. Would it be wrong to incorporate this into my daily home decor?
Yeah, maybe. But perfect for a boy baby shower, no? Let’s hope the Mom-to-be doesn’t judge me for showing up with a bag full of bunting to decorate her house. My house is living vicariously through hers.