How to make an EASY, no-sew, DIY fabric bunting

How to make a DIY no-sew fabric bunting

I showed you my patriotic mantel yesterday, but I wanted to share with you how easy it was to make the simple bunting or pendants hanging over my window.

I think bunting is really gaining in popularity – I am starting to see fabric versions popping up at all kinds of parties and in pictures on Pinterest.

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So I thought it was my turn to make some! I picked up 1/4 of a yard of 3 different complimentary patriotic prints and a pack of single fold bias tape.  We just had a new Joann’s fabric re-open near us and that store is amazing!  So much more stuff than the old one and some really nice fabrics.

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I cut out 2 samples from paper to be my guide.

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Since my fabric was still doubled over, I was able to cut 2 bunting flags with each cut.  So I ended up with 4 of each.  But you will want to cut as many as you need, and also in whatever size you need.  These are a bit small but I needed that to use on my window.  If I was making them for a party or to hang from the bottom of my mantel, I would make them larger.

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Now here is where the easy, no-sew part comes in.  I originally had thought I would sew the bunting flags and make them 2-sided, then turn them inside out and sew them onto the bias tape.  But the the hot glue won out!  Plus I wanted to show you that YOU can do this even if you don’t have a sewing machine and don’t have a clue about sewing.

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I was wanting to pick up a different kind of bias tape – one that would have had 1 fold at the top and the pendant would have just fit inside of it.  I don’t even know for sure that exists, maybe I am just imagining it?   So it was  probably good I was gluing these instead of sewing them.    I just kept gluing them on until I had a piece long enough to fit on my window like I wanted.

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And it is actually just taped up there!  I guess I could have at least gotten the thumb talks about, but this is working just fine.

 

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I love it! And can definitely see me making some more bunting in the future!  I didn’t even use 1/4 of the material I got , so could honestly get a huge strip of bunting from very little material.

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Have you ever made any type of banner or pendant or bunting?  Did you do the lazy easy way?

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