How to Make a Quick & Easy DIY Paper Bunting Banner

Add color and style to any space with an easy paper bunting banner. Using simple supplies, it can be made in minutes for a party or seasonal decor.

Sometimes we want to pep up our home with some fresh, new decor, but we just don’t want to spend money on more things!

I’m a huge fan of decorating using items you already have.

So, do you have some paper lying around your house? If so, this paper craft project is a DIY home decor idea that you can do!

I originally wrote this post when we lived in our previous house and had just done a little entryway makeover.

An entryway table with a mirror hung above it. A yellow paper bunting banner is hanging at the top of the mirror with letters that spell "shine" on it.

In the process, I wanted to add some yellow decor. I reached for my scrapbooking supplies  and this is what I came up with.

How to make an Easy Paper Bunting Banner

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Supplies you’ll need for this craft:

Instructions:

1.  Cut a piece of lightweight string 61 inches.  Fold it in half and knot the two cut ends.

2.  Using 3 pieces of coordinating 12 x 12 pieces of scrapbooking paper, cut each piece to measure 8 x 12.

3.  Fold each piece, then, so that it will measure 4 x 12.

Cutting at the folded area, cut again at 4 inches.  Now you should have pieces that are 4 x 4 when folded.

4.  Mark at the unfolded part 2 inches over, and cut to form a triangle.

5.  Once all your triangles are cut, arrange them with the string on the inside of the folded triangles. {You will have a few extra triangles.}

6.  Tape with double-sided tape.

7.  Using your computer printer {or alphabet stamp set, if you have one}, print out the letters you’d like to use onto white cardstock.  I then punched mine out with a 2 inch scallop circle punch and taped them to the front.

8.  I attached the string to the wall with thumbtacks, and covered them with some knotted ribbon.

That’s it!

How to Make a Quick & Easy DIY Paper Bunting Banner

How to Make a Quick & Easy DIY Paper Bunting Banner

Yield: 1 banner
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Add color and style to any space with an easy paper bunting banner. Using simple supplies, it can be made quickly for a party or seasonal decor.

Materials

  • 61 inches of lightweight string or baker’s twine
  • 3 pieces of 12x 12 inch patterned paper that have coordinating patterns.
  • Paper Cutter (or scissors and a ruler)
  • Double sided tape.
  • White cardstock
  • Round paper punch
  • Letter stamps (or print letters on the computer printer)
  • Decorative ribbon for the ends

Instructions

1.  Cut a piece of lightweight string 61 inches.  Fold it in half and knot the two cut ends.

2.  Using 3 pieces of coordinating 12 x 12 pieces of scrapbooking paper, cut each piece to measure 8 x 12.

3.  Fold each piece, then, so that it will measure 4 x 12. Cutting at the folded area, cut again at 4 inches.  Now you should have pieces that are 4 x 4 when folded.

4.  Mark at the unfolded part 2 inches over, and cut to form a triangle.

5.  Once all your triangles are cut, arrange them with the string on the inside of the folded triangles. {You will have a few extra triangles.}

6.  Tape the inside of the triangles together with double-sided tape.

Did you make this project?

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Linking to:  Chic on a Shoestring, Sugar Bee Crafts

Post originally published on Feb. 23, 2012. Updated with new content and format Feb. 2, 2022

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4 Comments

  1. Working on making one for my best friends baby shower…question though, what size scallop punch did you use?

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