2 totally unique homemade bunting ideas

Pretty, quaint, and a secret party animal. Bunting will be your belle of the ball

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If you enjoy making bunting as much as we do, it’s time to get excited. These DIY bunting ideas are thifty, easy to put together and they make great decorations! Learn how to make bunting the focal point of any room or garden by following these two easy step-by-step bunting making guides.

These bunting making crafts involve scissors, so we recommend adult supervision for the cutting bits.

Tropical leaves garland

Refresh your outdoor or indoor spaces with this fun and eye-catching homemade bunting, sure to get you in the party mood. Here’s how to make bunting that’ll bring some leafy life to your space.

Takes about 3 hours

What you’ll need

  • Scrap cardboard
  • Leaf templates
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Sheet of paper
  • Glue
  • Gold glitter
  • String
  1. First, open the scrap cardboard into flat pieces. Use the templates to draw and cut out different leaf shapes from the cardboard.
  2. Next, paint the cardboard leaves in different colours and leave them to dry.
  3. Place the sheet of paper over a painted leaf, leaving a small section visible. Apply a thin layer of glue on this section, and then remove the paper.
  4. Sprinkle some gold glitter over the sticky section of the leaf, and then leave to dry. Repeat with the other leaves.
  5. Finally, glue each stem to a length of string and allow to dry.

And there you have it! Your very own homemade bunting tropical leaves garland to wow your friends indoors or out.

Tie-dye bunting

For a fresh burst of colour inside or out, our tie-dye design will make you marvel at how easy it is to turn Plenty kitchen paper into DIY bunting. We’ll have you rethinking your approach to bunting crafts in these few short steps. Enjoy!


We’ll be using strong and absorbent Plenty kitchen paper for making the bunting itself, but make sure you keep some extra handy for the clean-up too. Moisten a piece for wiping up glitter mess, and line your tables with it for the colouring so that pen ends up on the kitchen paper instead of the surfaces!

Takes about 4 hours

What you’ll need

  • Plenty kitchen paper
  • Washable marker pens
  • Square tray or oven dish
  • Spray bottle
  • Water
  • Newspaper
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • String
  1. First, take a sheet of kitchen paper and pinch it in the middle with your fingers. With your other hand, pull and scrunch the paper and then start colouring from the pointed end with washable marker pens. Make sure you choose a kitchen paper that’s really absorbent and strong when wet, such as Plenty. You’ll see why in the next step!
  2. When you have finished colouring, open the sheet of kitchen roll flat and place inside the square tray. Spray water over the kitchen paper and watch the colours blend. Remove your sheet of paper from the tray and lay on some newspaper or spare sheets of kitchen paper to dry. Repeat the process with more sheets of paper.
  3. Next, cut the dried sheets down to rectangular pieces measuring 26cm x 18cm. Then measure and draw three triangular flag shapes on each piece measuring 13cm wide x 18cm high.
  4. Now, cut out the flag shapes with scissors, and snip the corners off the top edges of each.
  5. Finally, fold the top edges of each flag over and make a neat crease. Glue each to a length of string about 3cm apart.

Voilá! Who knew that homemade bunting could be this simple to make and this eye-catching? DIY bunting will always look more original, especially in these colourful designs! Now all that’s left is for you to get together with friends and family and string up your bunting crafts.

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