DIY Wrapping Paper Bunting
November 18, 2013
I love this project because not only is it fun for the “holly day” season (ha!) but the same supplies and process can be used to make bunting for any festive occasion, birthdays, anniversaries, baby showers, kids rooms, and no sewing!
This festive slogan was made with cardboard from cereal boxes, wrapping paper, and glitter cardstock, and it’s easy enough for kids to help too. Details on how to make your own version below!
The supplies are simple and cheap! To recreate, you need a roll of wrapping paper, cereal boxes for the pennants, enlarged letter template, glitter cardstock paper, tape (single sided and double sided), twill ribbon, hot glue, scissors.
I like the cardboard on cereal boxes, it’s thick enough to be sturdy but thin enough to cut easily with scissors. Each cereal box yields two pennants, I cut one long triangle then used it as a template for the others. Trim the wrapping paper into triangles slightly larger than the cardboard pennants and wrap the paper around, secure with tape.
Enlarge letters on your computer and print them to use as a template. Cut them out then outline on the back of the cardstock. (Tip: Make sure you reverse the letters on the back before you trace them so their layout will be correct on the glittery side when you cut them out.)
Stick the letters onto your pennant with double sided tape, then adhere them to twill ribbon with hot glue, easy!
The traditional evergreen inspired the saying on the holiday bunting although I know I’ve seen it used other places…
Rather than my own walls, I hung this up on my friend’s barn, because weathered barnwood makes the best backdrop ever.
Create your own version with the combination of any kind of wrapping paper and cardstock you love, cheers!