Monday, June 13, 2011

DIY Scallop Circle Paper Bunting Tutorial

There are so many gorgeous and inspiring paper buntings around that I just had to jump on the bandwagon and have a play.  Given that it was a long weekend here in Melbourne and the kids are home I had two main criteria it had to be quick and easy to create and something the kids could join in and help with.   It is so much easier when trying to do these tutorials having someone at home to take the photos.  My daughter Melanie was behind the camera for some of these shots. 

DIY Scallop Patterned Paper Bunting Tutorial

These buntings are popping up everywhere, from party decor, desert table decorations, bedroom decor, you can use these just about anywhere.  I just hung mine up across my bookshelf to show you how it looks when hung.  Gorgeous don't you think I can see this hanging with some matching party decor even across the ceiling over the party table.  Instructions below.

1. Supplies as per first photo, patterned paper of your choice, I used a Cristina Re Damask Design which had a striped pattern on the alternate side so I was able to use two patterns with the one paper.  EK Success Scallop Circle Punch once again you can use any size scallop circle you wish mine was a 1.5".   Double sided tape and Bakers twine or ribbon to string it with.

2. Punch out plenty of scalloped circles with your punch.  This will depend on how long you would like your bunting to be.  Just keep punching and adding until you think the bunting is long enough.

3. Once these are punched fold them in half.  This is easy enough although with the striped side I had to make sure the stripe was all facing the same way.

4.  Along the inside fold put a strip of double sided tape or glue I use double sided tape because I don't like messy glue.  Also put a little bit of tape going the other way, so across just below the fold and then a vertical strip.  When you fold the circle over it keeps the twine in place and the fold stays closed it doesn't flap back open. 

5.  Now position the circle under your strip of twine and once it is positioned where you want it to stay fold the scallop circle over sandwiching the twine inside it and press down.  This will keep the twine in place and the scalloped tightly shut.  Then repeat alternating the different paper pattern and positioning each scalloped circle where you would like it to go.  The gap I had was approx 1cm.  If you prefer not to have any gap that would also look good as well you might just be punching circle for hours this way

6.  I cut the twine at the very end when I knew my bunting was long enough.  I also left a long strip of twine at the start and the end of the bunting for ease of hanging up.  Voila how easy is that.  Super easy and super cute.  No excuse not to have one of these for your next party.  No hand cutting involved punches make life so easy.  Of course you can use a few different papers if you like or make it all randomn using any paper that would be really colourful.  A great way to use up all those paper scraps.

As always the supplies to make these products can all be found in store. The link to each product is found in step 1 of this tutorial.

Hope you are inspired to make your own and if you do I would love to see some photos or a link to your blog if you have one you can leave a comment with your blog link.

Anna xx


Elle Alihos said...

Oooh Anna, how divine! Our reversible papers really are great! Xx

Janelle said...

Love it!! Love paper bunting... and christina re paper!! Very very cute idea! xo

Anna said...

Thanks for the lovely comments. I am inspired to create more of these they are so fun and easy. xx


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