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.


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.



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.


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



  1. Hi Christina,
    Loved your Bunting! I personally love them so much! I adore the decor in your pics…I guess thats your home… I recently made a bunting & had posted one on my blog…coincidentally, it was part of DIY, just as yours 🙂
    Love your site…
    Xx Love!
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  2. Rondell says:

    I love the banner, I plan on making one for my friend’s daughter-in-law’s baby shower so thanks for this great tutorial. After looking at yours I now plan on making one for the 4th of July, yours is adorable!

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