5 Styles, 3 Methods (Sew & No-Sew Options)
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In this post: You can put together a beautiful bunting decoration for any special occasion. Here’s everything you need to know about how to make bunting!
Bunting banners are perfect for parties and other special occasions. Learn how to make bunting in five styles and then learn how to put together each one.
Finally decorate your own home – with confidence!
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What is bunting?
A bunting is a banner or garland used for all sorts of occasions. They can be made from paper, cardstock, or scraps of fabric like cotton and embellished in all sorts of ways. And they can be made with triangle or flag shapes.
What are buntings good for?
Buntings are the perfect addition to:
- baby showers
- holidays (like the Fourth of July, or Christmas)
- everyday decor
- any celebration
01| How To Make Fabric Bunting – Sewing Method
Before I tell you how to make fabric bunting, I want to say that ages ago (like years!) I purchased two burlap banners from an Etsy shop that is no longer in business – both the love banner over our bed and the nest banner we used in our decorating for ages.
But I’ve since discovered that they’re actually really easy to make!
The basic tutorial I share below can be expanded upon and embellished with paint (layered and gorgeous – see tutorial below) or other items like nests, paper, flowers, etc. Or it can be left un-embellished to add simple texture to your decor!
- Burlap or other fabric
- Sewing machine
- Ribbon (optional)
1. Cut triangles to your desired size from your fabric. If you’re using a fabric that will fray, consider using pinking shears to help prevent fraying.
2. Fold the top edge of each of the triangles over about an inch and press to make a crease. Trim off the extra little bit that sticks out.
3. Cut jute to the length you want your banner to be, plus some extra lengths to hang down the sides. If you use more than one length of jute, tie them together into a knot at one end to keep them from wiggling around during the next steps.
4. Pin jute into the folded burlap with stick pins.
5. Using a zig-zag stitch (whatever it’s called – I’m totally not technical with sewing!), sew the jute into the burlap.
6. Optional – Now position your letter stencils, and stencil on your word. Of course, as with all stenciling, dab the excess paint off your brush onto a napkin. And since burlap isn’t solid fabric, place a sheet of paper under the burlap to keep the paint from leaking through.
7. Optional – Tie ribbons onto jute if desired. If you tied a knot to keep the jute together, untie it now.
That’s it! Just hang it up, letting the curly ends of the jute hang down. Delicious.
02| How to Make Fabric Bunting – No-Sew Method
I am such a fan of pennants, banners, and buntings! They add such a festive, whimsical touch to every room. We’ve made many banners for different occasions, like this no-sew pennant banner from scrap fabric.
- Hemp string or ribbon
- Scrap fabric
- Hot glue gun and glue
1. Cut fabric scraps into triangles and hemp string or ribbon to the desired length.
2. Using hot glue, affix each pennant to the string/ribbon about a 1/2 inch from the top of the triangle. Then fold the fabric over and glue it again.
3. Trim excess fabric.
See how easy it is! You’ll be seeing more of these in different colors and textures in the seasons to come.
This banner was super fun to make! I love the texture, the pale aqua color, and the super subtle white letters with a wee bit of glitter. Can you see it?
- about 1/4 to 1/2 meter of burlap
- jute or hemp string in the desired length
- Sea Lavender craft paint (Martha Stewart by Plaid Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic)
- Summer Linen craft paint (Martha Stewart by Plaid Multi-Surface Satin Acrylic)
- Martha Stewart Crafts Coarse Glitter in Crystal
- Stencil Brushes
- Martha Stewart by Plaid Monogram Serif Alphabet stencil
- napkins or a paper plate
1. Measure out and cut four pennant pieces. Ours were about 4″ x 8″ rectangles, with triangles cut out of one short side.
2. Using the zigzag setting on your sewing machine and folding the burlap over the string about a half an inch, sew each pennant to the string, spacing evenly. (Not shown).
3. Place the banner on some newspaper or something that can get paint on it (because the paint will bleed through the burlap). Pour some Sea Lavendar paint onto napkins or a paper plate. Dab the large stencil brush in the paint and then onto each pennant piece. Repeat for desired coverage. Let dry – or help along with a blow dryer.
4. Place stencil letters centered on the pennant. Using a small stencil brush and Summer Linen paint, dab through the letter stencil onto the burlap.
5. Immediately, while Summer Linen paint is still wet & stencil is still in place, sprinkle Coarse Glitter over the stencil just so the letter gets all glammed up with glitter. Let dry.
6. Repeat Steps 4 & 5 for a total of 2 Xs and 2 O’s.
I love me a good homemade DIY pennant banner! And when I first saw an All-Occasion Chalkboard Banner made from chalk cloth I was smitten! I mean what’s not to love; the never-ending chalkboard craze, the fact that it’s reusable for any occasion or that it looked like a super simple DIY craft project?
So, a little while ago I created my very own all-occasion chalkboard banner using chalk cloth (duh) and bias tape of all things!
- 1/4 meter chalk cloth
- 1/4 meter felt (gray for back)
- glue gun and glue
- 3 yards of bias tape (your choice of color)
- Black or white thread
- Old rag
I was inspired by the chalkboard banner that was created by Delia Creates. So, I’m going to give you the gist of the instructions below. But if you need more help or visuals go visit the wonderfully written and photographed step-by-step instructions on Delia Creates.
1. Cure your chalk cloth. This is important. If you don’t cure your chalk cloth (or any other new chalkboard surface), you will get ghosting. As in the ghost of previous letters or drawings will remain on your chalk surface.
To cure any chalkboard, simply rub the SIDE of a piece of chalk all over the surface. Then wipe with a dry cloth. This will leave a bit of chalky residue (as seen in the finished pennants below).
2. Hot glue your felt to the backside of your chalk cloth. Make sure to spread the glue all over the backside. This will help to keep everything in place while you cut and sew your pennants and the whole banner.
3. Now trace at least 14 pennant shapes with chalk onto your chalk cloth. Basically, a pennant shape is simply a triangle. Draw one in the size and dimensions you like onto a piece of cardboard. Then cut it out and trace 14 of them onto your chalk cloth.
14 pennants will give you enough pennants on which to write most holiday and special occasion greetings.
4. (This is where I find it easier to deviate from the tutorial on Delia Creates by not sewing the pennants before cutting them out.) Cut out your pennants, by cutting along your chalk lines.
5. Now sew just inside the chalk (or edges, now that they’re cut out) of each pennant. Use black thread if you want the stitching to blend in or white thread if you want the stitching to be noticeable.
6. Layout five pennants in a row. Hot glue or sew them (evenly spaced) into the fold of the bias tape (as shown on the finished banner below). Cut the length of bias tape so it’s long enough to hold the pennants, but also with extra length on each side for hanging. Then layout 9 more pennants and repeat.
You will technically have two separate banners. However, the combo will give you space for writing all sorts of celebratory greetings, like Give Thanks, Happy Birthday, Merry Christmas, etc.
Pretty awesome (yet simple), yes?!
05| How to Make a Scrap Fabric Rag Bunting
Oh, how I love cheap and easy! Cheap and easy projects of course! Case in point, this adorable rag bunting was made entirely of scrap pieces of fabric I already had in my sewing drawer. And let me assure you I do not have a large stash. These were literally scraps out of the one drawer I have for fabric. They also happen to be the only ones that coordinated.
- Scraps or strips of fabric
- Jute or hemp string/cord
1. Make a small cut into the fabric about every inch or so. Give or take a half-inch.
2. Pull fabric on either side of the cuts, tearing strips.
3. If you want a balanced rag bunting and you don’t have an equal number of fabric strips in each fabric, layout the fabric to find a nice balance.
4. Tie jute or hemp cord/string to a chair. Tie the other end (I always leave it attached to the ball/roll until I’ve finished so I can judge the length then) to another chair. This step makes it so much easier to do step 5.
5. Starting on one end, tie fabric to cord/string in a simple knot. Repeat for all fabric strips.
Then simply fluff, hang and enjoy!
Other Craft Projects You Will Love
- Easy Pom-Pom Garland Tutorial (this one would be BEAUTIFUL layered with the scrap fabric bunting above!)
- DIY No Sew Floor Pillows
- How To Sew Cloth Napkins in 5 Steps
What do you think? Have you tried making your own burlap bunting?
Easy DIY Bunting (Made From Felt And Rope)
Looking for cute decor for your nursery or kids’ rooms? Look no further than the best DIY bunting tutorial ever.
I’m back today with seriously one of my favorite projects EVER – this felt bunting. Made from inexpensive felt squares that you can pick up at most craft stores and online.
This is the BEST.
Let me give you a quick back story on this.
So, I was at Pottery Barn Kids the other day looking around and I saw these really cute kid buntings everywhere.
They had them strung up on the wall, over cute framed prints, and draped over the beds. These buntings looked amazing and added so much to the decor. It looked like this.
You can also see how Emily Henderson styled one for her sons’ room.
I immediately became obsessed with them!
But the $40 price tag? Not so much. Are you kidding me?
I’ve come up with an easy and inexpensive DIY project to make these felt buntings/garlands. I made one for my son and daughter’s room. I just love the way they turned out.
This bunting tutorial is the best because …
- It’s cheap.
- It’s quick.
- It’s easy.
- It looks so good!
I made this bunting out of felt squares, but you could easily make a fabric pennant banner by cutting triangle shapes out of your favorite fabric. Make a Floral One or a Themed one. Star Wars, anyone? 🙂
Related Post: DIY Felt Pennant
Let’s get our materials gathered up and get started …
Here’s what you Need
- Felt Squares or a Piece of Felt
- Sewing Machine and thread of choice (I used white) or Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
- Clothesline Rope
- Sharp scissors – just bought these fabric scissors and I am in love. They cut through fabric like buttah
- Sewing Pins
DIY Bunting Tutorial
As a side note before we begin – this cotton clothesline is quickly becoming a go-to in my DIY projects. For less than two Starbucks coffees – I’ve made rope baskets, hand towels with hanging loops and now this pennant garland. I mean – talk about a crazy good craft material!
- Start off by choosing the colors you want from the felt squares. I like muted boy colors – so I chose blues, greens, grays, oranges, and black.
- Once you have your colors chosen, cut out your triangle shapes. My triangles ended up being 3.5 inches from the top to the bottom point. you can make them as big or small as you want.
- Use your pins to attach each pennant to the cotton rope. I left about an inch space between each pennant. I started the pennants about 3 inches from the beginning of the rope. Why? Because you will want to leave a little bit of overhang there and give yourself room to hang it up.
- Now you are going to carefully sew your felt triangles to the rope. You will need to guide your rope through the machine slowly by gently pulling it through. If not, it might get stuck in place. If you are using hot glue – then just hot glue each one to the cotton rope – be careful not to burn yourself. Been there!)
And that’s it my friends! How cute is this!?
You could make several of these triangle banners out of the materials here. In fact, I made one for my daughter’s room too!
You can check out more of her room in these posts:
Chalk Spray Paint Tutorial
So before you hand over that credit card at Pottery Barn – think about this DIY bunting project. You can totally do this and your kids will love it!
Until next time,
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Homemade oatmeal bars recipe with photo step by step
Homemade oatmeal bars
Composition / ingredients
Cooking time: 40 min
How do you make homemade oatmeal bars? Prepare the necessary products. Use honey and banana instead of granulated sugar. By the way, a banana is also used instead of an egg – it holds the whole mass together when baking. If honey is not available, replace it with sugar. Lightly roast or dry the walnuts.
Pour the oatmeal into a deep bowl and cover with cold water, rinse if purchased by weight. Rinse thoroughly in several waters, removing any remaining husks. If you purchased cereal in packs already peeled, then you can skip this step.
Grind the dried walnuts by hand or in a grinder, add to the washed and squeezed flakes. Pour in the same raisins – it does not need to be steamed in boiling water first, so that there is no excess liquid in the mass.
Peel a ripe banana, mash with your hands into several pieces and place on top of oatmeal. Add honey or granulated sugar. Gently press with a fork and mix thoroughly so that the sweetness and banana are distributed throughout the mass.
Line a baking sheet or baking dish with parchment paper. Check with your palms which side of the glossy paper should be spread with this side up so that the mass separates well from it after baking. Lubricate the paper with sunflower or butter – this is a must, otherwise the bars will have to be cut along with the paper! Lay out the oatmeal on paper and form a rectangle.
Choose the width and height of the rectangle as you wish, it is best to make a height of about 0.5 cm so that the mass is baked. Place in the oven at 150C for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. Turn off the heat and remove the mold, cool the oatmeal so that the sweet ingredients inside it caramelize, otherwise, when cutting, the mass will press and reach for the knife – it will not be possible to cut evenly.
Cut the well-cooled oatmeal mass with a knife dipped in water into even long strips about 2 cm wide. If desired, they can be poured with melted white or milk, dark chocolate, sprinkled with powdered sugar. You can take these oatmeal bars with you to work, to school, on a picnic or on a trip.
Oatmeal bars are a healthy and tasty snack, ideal for the trip. They completely replace store-bought sweets, and besides, you will know exactly what ingredients such a dessert is made of, because it was created at your home. The delicacy turns out to be very satisfying and nutritious, it perfectly satisfies the feeling of hunger for several hours.
Important! To make oatmeal dishes always tasty, as well as all the secrets of choosing and cooking, read the article about oatmeal and oatmeal.
Please note that every oven is different. The temperature and cooking time may differ from those indicated in the recipe. To make any baked dish successful, use the useful information about the features of the ovens!
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Calorie content of products that can be included in the dish
- Bananas – 89 kcal / 100 g
- Honey – 400 kcal / 100 g
- Nuts walnuts – 650 kcal / 100 g
- Black English walnut – 628 kcal / 100 g
- Black Persian walnut – 651 kcal / 100 g
- Walnut oil – 925 kcal / 100 g 9 0028
- Raisins – 280 kcal / 100 g
- Kishmish – 279 kcal / 100 g
- Oat flakes – 305 kcal / 100 g
- Raw Hercules – 390 kcal / 100 g
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Homemade Oatmeal Cereal Bars
Oatmeal Cereal Bars are a great option for a quick and healthy snack. Many people began to devote more time to healthy eating, trying to reduce the consumption of sweets. But this homemade cereal bar recipe is tasty and healthy. Plus, sugar-free oatmeal bars. When cooking, I do not add sugar. So let me teach you how to make your own sugar free cereal bars.
Per 100 g:
- Proteins – 8.3
- Fats – 17.1
- Carbs – 43.2
Cereal Bar INGREDIENTS:
- Oatmeal – 1 cup
- Cranberries – 50g
- Honey dates – 130 g.
- Banana – 1 pc.
- Flax seeds – 20 g
- Pumpkin seeds – 20 g spoons
9 0023 Walnuts – 100g
First step. I cut a peeled banana and peeled dates into a blender bowl.
Second step. Whisk the banana and dates until pureed.
Third step. I pour the oatmeal into a bowl convenient for mixing and add cranberries and pumpkin seeds to it.
Fourth step. I grind nuts for a cereal bar with a knife, but not very finely.
Tip: my nuts are slightly oven dried.
Sixth step. Received mashed banana and dates I shift to oatmeal. I mix everything well until smooth.
Seventh step. I add vegetable oil and mix everything well again.
Tip: you can use any oil, but without smell.
Eighth step. The last thing I add to the cereal mass for bars is flax seeds.
Ninth step. I cover the baking sheet with parchment.
Eleventh step. I distribute the cereal mass on a baking sheet with a thickness of no more than one centimeter, while compacting it well.