Paper Bunting

Paper Bunting is a simple and inexpensive way to add personality to your child’s bedroom. Paper bunting can be made using any color or pattern of scrapbook paper, so your options are endless! Sealing the paper with Mod Podge gives the paper the texture of wall-paper and will help it to be more durable.

Scrapbook Paper Bunting is a simple and inexpensive way to add personality to your child's bedroom. Sealing the paper with Mod Podge gives the paper the texture of wall-paper and will help it to be more durable.

Materials:

Scrapbook Paper (my paper is the thicker cardstock paper found in most scrapbook paper pads)
A triangular template cut out of cardboard, or any shape that you desire (And, just in case you don’t have your own shape to trace and are a little rusty on geometry, here are a couple of Triangle Patterns to get you started)
Hole Punch
Mod Podge (I used matte finish)
Paint brush
Scissors
Twine or ribbon to hang the bunting from

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Directions

1. Cut your template out of cardboard. Trace the template onto the back of the scrapbook paper and cut out.

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2. Use the hole punch to make holes at the top of the triangles for the twine or ribbon to go through.

3. Cover your work surface with scrap paper. Place your bunting shapes on top of the scrap paper and use a paint brush to apply the Mod Podge in a thin, even layer to cover the surface of your shape.

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4. Your shapes will start to curl on you. This is to be expected and is rather entertaining to watch.

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5. Allow the mod podge to dry. Carefully uncurl the shapes, lay them with the Mod Podge side down, and paint the other side with Mod Podge.

6. Allow to dry. You may want to repeat steps 3 and 5 to increase durability. After you are finished applying the Mod Podge and it has thoroughly dried, place your shapes under a stack of heavy books and leave overnight.  In the morning, they will be nice and flat.

7. Thread the twine or ribbon back and forth through the holes. After you have all of the shapes in place on your twine or ribbon, tie a knot to secure the two end shapes in place.

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I created a loop knot in the end of the bunting to secure on a nail in the wall.

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Here is a picture of a bunting made with circles. I traced drinking glasses and small round snack containers for the templates.

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I would love to hear about your project if you make this paper bunting! Please scroll down to comment.

If you enjoyed this tutorial, you may also enjoy these other tutorials:

Wall Names

Tent Reading Nook

Scrapbook Paper Wall Art

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