One of my favorite quick, little DIY projects to make is Fabric Strip Bunting. It’s a great way to incorporate your party or room colors into your decor. It only takes about 1 hr to make and it makes a big impact! I love to make these for different seasonal themes too…I have a fall color one, a 4th of July one and a few more lurking in my garage.
The first step is to decide what your color theme is going to be! I grabbed a few yards of fabric at the local fabric store and of course, I wanted to buy it all! But you really only need 1/4 or 1/2 yard each…depending on how much length you want!
We are expecting a new baby boy (after having a 12 & 9 yr old!)…and we are quickly trying to pull a DIY Lumberjack Nursery together for him (his name is still up in the air…so if you have any ideas…please let me know!) You will be seeing our nursery come together in the next few months…as I have many projects up my sleeve…but less and less energy to do them!
On to the Lumberjack Fabric Strip Bunting!
What you need:
1/4 – 1/2 yard each of fabric in the color theme that you have chosen
Twine, rope or cording in the length you want
2 chairs to tie your rope to (trust me…this makes it very easy!)
What to do:
Gather your fabric, twin and scissors.
Fold over your fabric in half creating a 12 inch x 36 inch rectangle with the folded edge on the top. Cut strips of your fabric in 3 inch x 12 inch strips (they will be folded in half, so really they are 24 inches in length. Keep all the folded edges at the top and stack them up.
I ended up deciding against using the burlap because it was just too darn stiff. All though I loved the color and it fits my theme, I don’t recommend using it!
Decide on your desired length of fabric bunting, cut the twine with 5 inches extra on each end & tie to the top of your 2 chairs….stretched out so the twine doesn’t have much slack.
Take the top folded side of the fabric strip and create a loop over the twine, pull the 2 loose ends through and pull down to create a knot. It should look like a tie knot at the top! You don’t need to pull too much, it can me slightly loose.
Trim any extra long strips of fabric, hang you and you got it! 🙂 I love these little strips of fun! I hung one over my front door for 4th of July!