By General Craft Contributor Michelle
A farmhouse-style bunting is easy to create with this simple project.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- 2-inch, or wider ribbon (I prefer wired)
- Ruler or measuring tape
- MultiCraft Cord Jute 2 ply 80 g Natural
- Hot Glue Gun & Glue Sticks
To begin, figure out how long you want each flag to be, and add 1/2-inch to that measurement. My ribbon was 2 1/2-inches wide, and I cut my pieces of ribbon 4-inches long. Cut your ribbon into pieces–one piece of ribbon per flag.
Cut a piece of jute the length you want your bunting to be.
Fold your ribbon in half the long way, and use your scissors to cut the bottom layers at an angle–start at the corner, and make your cut angling up to the fold.
Open up the layers, and you’ll have a “v” dovetail end to your ribbon.
Apply a line of hot glue about 1/4-inch from the top of your ribbon. Carefully lay your jute across the glue, and press to adhere.
Run another bead of glue over the top of the jute, and fold the top flap of ribbon over the top of the jute to cover. Press to make sure it’s fully adhered.
Continue adding flags along your jute, using the ruler as needed to help you evenly space them.
These bunting would be cute across a mantle, down the bannister, across a window, or mirror. Use various ribbons to create simple seasonal buntings, or festive ones for birthdays, or other holidays.