Do you ever just get in a crafty mood? Like the urge suddenly strikes and your brain goes into “MUST CREATE” mode?
Mine was brought on by a trip to Wal-Mart.
That just goes to show that inspiration can strike anywhere…even good ol’ Wally World.
Now, I thought Wal-Mart did away with their fabric department eons ago. Imagine my surprise when I popped into a WM in another town and lo and behold…FABRIC.
I bought half a yard of about nine coordinating fabrics for around $15.
And came home and had a bunting-making party.
You know what my all-time favorite tutorials are? The ones with “no sew” preceding the title. 😉
Maybe you like them too?
If so, here’s a little tutorial for ya.
template, fabric, pinking shears, bias tape, hot glue gun
Don’t stress about the dimensions…I just included them to give an idea of the size.
You could totally make “single sided” pennants and in that case, you don’t need to fold the fabric. I wanted it pretty from both sides because of where it will hang.
You can strategically cut so that the ink lines don’t show. Or trace on the “wrong side” of the fabric. This was just for the tutorial, so I didn’t bother.
The purpose of pinking shears is so the fabric doesn’t fray. Plus it makes it cuter!
Give yourself about 8 inches of a empty bias tape for hanging. Do this at the end, too!
Now open the pennant up and position the bias tape just below the center so that the pennant will close over on itself perfectly. Don’t glue until you test it!
Careful when you smooth it over with your hand. The glue is HOT. (I feel like the disclaimer on a McD’s coffee cup!) Duh.
Repeat the steps, alternating fabrics until you reach the desired length. Bias tape comes in 12 ft. sections, so I just went with that.
Once you are finished, flip the whole banner over and repeat the hot glue on bias tape step. That way both sides are secure.
That’s all there is to it!
Just for a frame of reference…I had enough fabric to make 3- 12 ft. large buntings, 2- 12 ft. smalls, and a super long mini bunting.
You can also vary the size of your template and make different sizes.
The mini is my favorite! Instead of bias tape, I used baker’s twine.
Go forth and get your craft on!