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!