Hi guys! As many of you know all know, I am a sucker for buntings! I love creating them and have dozens around my place. When I was planning Hannah’s graduation party, I knew I had to do at least one cake bunting. Today I am going to share with you the two that I made for her party. One is made with maps from all the places we’ve lived and vacationed in NC. The other is a classic pennant paper bunting with party animals to funk it up. It’s cute and quirky, just like my baby sis! These are really easy and can be made in no time at all. Best of all, they are a delight to create!
Here’s What You Need:
For the Map Bunting-
*1″ circle punch
*Double stick tape
*Twine or yarn
For the Party Animal Bunting-
*Party Animals(see tutorial here)
*Ruler and pencil
*Double stick tape
Instructions for the map bunting:
The first thing you will need to do is punch out your circles with your 1″ punch. I punched 17 circles for mine. Now, put a little double stick tape on the backside of your circles. Lay the end of your twine 3-4″ down into the center of the circle so that you have a tail before the circle that is 3-4″. Now fold the circle in half encasing the twine and creating a half circle shape. Repeat with the other circles. Create one strand that has eight pieces and one strand that has nine pieces. Now, take the tail of twine and split the strands, then tie the end to the top of one bamboo skewer. Repeat with the other side. Stack the shorter strand on top and the bigger strand on the bottom. You can add a dab of glue to the stick where you tied the strands for extra security. Cut a bit of ribbon and tie a bow to each skewer where the ends are tied.
Instructions for the party animal bunting:
There is a small difference between the party animal picks and the animals used for this bunting. These animals need to be drilled into their bellies. Mark the belly in the center near the chest. Drill into the belly about a half an inch with a drill bit that is the same width as your bamboo skewer. Next, decorate the animals with the trimmings the same way as the picks in the tutorial linked above. Now, with a ruler make a strip of paper that is .75″ wide and 3″ long and cut it out. Fold the paper in half. Mark up 1/2″ from the bottom and mark in the center. Cut from the bottom ends towards the center where the mark is to make the flag shape. Now unfold the paper and use as a template. Trace the flag template onto your scrapbook paper, then cut out your flags. Place double stick tape onto the backside of your strips. Lay the twine in the center of the strip and fold over to enclose the twine. Repeat with the other strips. I used nine flags for my bunting. Separate the twine and tie the ends to the skewers. Add a dab of glue to where you tied them. To finish off insert the top of the skewers into the belly of your party animals.
Aren’t they fun! I love how easy these are to whip up! You can use the same process for making the strands to make long mini buntings and garlands to decorate with as well. You can change the design to suit the colors of your party just by changing the papers. We used these for a graduation party, but they’d be great for birthdays, holidays, or even just to make dessert a little more special. I hope some of you will give this one a try for your next party. You’ll have a blast! I’ll be back next week with more fun diy projects. Until then….