Monday, August 30, 2010

No Sew Birthday Bunting Tutorial!

It has been killing me not to share this tutorial with y'all!
I did this project over a month ago, but since it was for the boyfriend's birthday
I had to keep my mouth shut about it - and we all know how hard that is for me!!



HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY MISTER!!!


If you have someone's birthday coming up this is such a sweet and simple
way to add a little bit of a personal touch to the decorations :)

Here are the supplies & materials you will need:


1.  A ruler or straight edge
2.  Computer (and printer!)
3.  Ribbon
4.  Hot glue gun
5.  Felt (I used the stiff kind)
6.  Disappearing ink pen
7.  Scissors

Instructions:

1.  Bunting - Take your felt that will be used as the actual bunting and
the straight edge and mark the outline of the triangle for the bunting.
I made mine 6 inches long on the shortest side.


2.  Letters - After you've cut out each triangle (there should be 13 total)
you'll want to work on the letters.  On your computer choose the
font you'd like.  I chose this font on DaFont.


After you've printed out each letter you will need to cut each letter out.
Then trace it onto the color felt you chose for the lettering.


Cut out each letter.


Ooooooo pretty! Ok, sorry I got carried away looking at the cute letters!
Take your adorable little letters and hot glue them to each of your triangles.


3.  Ribbon - Take your ribbon and decide how much space you want in between
each piece of bunting.  I chose to put 2 inches.  Hot glue the ribbon in place
leaving a little bit of ribbon on each end of the bunting to hang it.


 and...


You've done it!
Now how easy was that???




I hope everyone had a great weekend and is off to a fantastic Monday!
Any exciting plans this week?



9 comments:

  1. Very very cute!! I love that you made two pennants - it looks great that way with the words seperated. I think I'm going to make up one of these to use for all the birthdays - a generic banner. Thanks for the tutorial!!

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  2. That is such a great idea Kelley! The bunting looks fabulous and I love that you don't have to sew it. Thanks for sharing. xx

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  3. this is fabulous. thanks for sharing.

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  4. awesome post. it looks great!

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  5. LOVE the birthday sign!! So cute!

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  6. I LOVE this! If you don't mind, I've mentioned you on my recent blog post and linked to this page as a wonderful example of a no-sew bunting! Love it!

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  7. Thanks for sharing! I will be making this next week :-)

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  8. Thanks for sharing! I used these instructions to make bunting for my daughter's first birthday party. It came out fabulous and didn't take that long to make at all!

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