Whether you’re throwing a birthday party, holiday celebration, or simply a dinner for friends, the right decor can go a long way towards creating the desired tone and atmosphere. Unfortunately, when you’re on a budget, getting the decor you want can seem out of reach. After all, you need your money to go towards other things like invitations and food. Luckily, with a little elbow grease and imagination, you can create awesome decor at home without breaking the bank.
To get you started on your DIY decor, here is how to make a bunting. By the way, if you didn’t know, a bunting is basically a banner. Learning how to make a bunting is pretty easy…trust me you don’t have to be Martha Stewart. Plus, the process of how to make a bunting does not require a million different things.
Let’s get started!
By the way, you can find more fun DIY party ideas by following Freebie Finding Mom’s Kids Party Ideas Pinterest board.
How to Make a Bunting: DIY Rainbow Paint Chip Banner
- Single hole punch
- Variety of colorful paint chips – FREE at Home Depot or Lowes or any hardware store that carries paint. I used single color versions (Disney brand), but you could use whatever catches your eye.
HOW TO MAKE A BUNTING STEPS
Measure out the length you want your twine and cut it to that length. How many paint chips you will need is dependent on how long your twine is. I’d grab at least 3 of each color paint chip if the length of your banner is more than a few feet.
Next, and this is probably the most time consuming step in the process of how to make a bunting, make 2 small snips at the base of your paint chip essentially cutting out a triangle out of the bottom of each paint chip.
Then, use your single hole punch to make 2 hole at the top of the paint chip on either side where you will string the twine through.
Repeat this process with your other paint chips.
Once all your paint chips are cut and punched you can start threading your twine through. Play around with it to see what colors you like and how spread out you want the paint chips.
Once your twine is threaded with paint chips you are all set to hang.
There you have it, how to make a bunting and not spend a fortune. Do you have other ideas on how to create a bunting for your next party or event? If so, share them in the comments.