Monday, 12 August 2013

Monday Makery - No Sew Bunting

With full summer festival fever coursing through us we gathered our camping gear ready to go, but of course priority wasn't on remembering the essentials in the traditional sense but rather those things that are essential to the festival feel, we needed colour, comfort and something to add a little vibrant feeling of freedom. We needed bunting!
Despite having an entire basket of bunting already we thought we would create our own fun version so here's what we made.

Here's what you'll need:
  • wooden spoon
  • fabric scissors / pinking shears work best so not to fray the edges
  • coloured string / thin rope
  • lots of vibrant fabric coloured or patterned both sides

Here's how:
  1. Cut your fabric into strips about 2cm wide and 40cm in length (this will give each pom pom on the bunting a length of 20cm)
  2. Hang each length over the handle of a wooden spoon making sure the lengths hang roughly equal. 
  3. Using your coloured string or thin rope bunch them together under that spoon handle twist the fabric and tie a knot. Once the knot is secure cut off the extra string length to keep it tidy.
  4. Slide your pom pom bunting off the wooden spoon and put to one side.
  5. Continue with your various coloured fabric until you have as many as you need - this will depend on the length of bunting you want.
  6. Finally when all all the bunting has been prepared slide each looped one onto a thin rope and hang.

You can use the same technique with coloured tissue paper and have the same effect but this is of course a much longer lasting version and can be washed if necessary ready to re-use again and again, changing the colours to suit its decor needs and adding more colours too.

This is a great craft for kids for there's no sewing involved and as long as they're safe with a pair of scissors, can cut in an (almost) straight line then they're all set to go!

Happy Making

London's Goldhawk Road is the best place i've found for fabric. Spoiled for choice with shop after shop bursting with every fabric you can imagine and all for cheaper than i've ever found anywhere else, its a fabric heaven for all crafts big and small. 


  1. Love this! It was so lovely to meet you both at Camp Bestival... looking forward to next year! xx

  2. Wow! This is quite beautiful bunting! So easy and so little fuss to it. And I agree that kids would have fun helping to make it!