The Easiest Way to Make Christmas Bunting
I tend to go through phases with my crafting. For a while I’ll be on a paint kick. Then I’ll move on to paper crafts. Then I’ll start using fabric in all of my projects. (As long as I don’t have to sew it…)
Right now I’m in a Silhouette phase. Man, I love that thing! So imagine my delight, then, when I figured out that I could use it to make the cutest little bunting banners that you ever did see– yippee!
I love a good bunting banner, but they can be kind of tedious to make. You have to cut all the pieces, then you have to string them all with a needle and thread, which takes forever. I always wished there was a quicker way, and now there is! Here’s what I used to make it:
- Scrapbook Paper
- Double Sided Tape
- Silhouette + Cutting Mat
- Helpful Little Person (Optional; A helpful grown up person would also work; I just happened to have a little person handy. 🙂 )
So I was perusing the Silhouette Design Store the other day when I came upon these Pennant Banner Flags which would become my new secret weapon for making bunting banners.
I just downloaded the design (which was only $0.50 since everything is half off right now…woot!) and opened it up in my Silhouette Studio software.
From there I just placed a piece of card stock on my mat, and my machine started cutting away! (If you are attempting this project, I used the normal card stock settings of speed 3, thickness 33, and blade 4.)
Once everything was cut and I had weeded away the excess, I was left with a bunch of these diamond shapes.
So in order to get my little triangles for my bunting, I would have to fold these in half, which happens to be super easy because the Silhouette made little perforation marks for me where I needed to fold them. Mind. Blown.
It was so easy, in fact, that I enlisted a little five-year-old helper to do my folding for me. 🙂
While Con was working on that, I unwound some of the thread and started attaching my triangles, using a small piece of double sided tape to hold them together.
And that’s it! Connor and I whipped these up in just a few minutes, and all without any tedious cutting or threading with a needle. Woohoo! And now I want to make them for every room in my house! 🙂
Have a great weekend!
BRILLIANT! I cannot believe the creativity you have with that machine Abby! LOVE it!
So cute! I love buntings… Just adds such a special look to a room. Love the colors in this!
this is so cute, Abby! And it looks like the Silhouette saved you loads of time on this project. I’m heading over to enter your giveaway now!
Ahh, another girl after my own heart! I LOVE bunting and little flags, but haaaate cutting them all out! AND yet another reason why I need a Silhouette. 🙂 Hope you have a great weekend, Abby!
This is so cool, Abby! Even cooler, because I just ordered a Silhouette during the Black Friday sale. Yeah! So, of course I have been pinning ALL of your awesome Silhouette tutorials.
These are adorable! I’m also a big fan of bunting and banners. And all I want for Christmas is a Silhouette! I’ve fallen in love with this thing just by reading about the projects you’ve made with it.
Thanks for the creative inspiration,