Halloween Bunting

  The ol’ faithful and omniscient  Wikipedia defines bunting as this:  “Bunting” is a term for any festive decorations made of fabric, or of plasticpaper or even cardboard in imitation of fabric. Typical forms of bunting are strings of colorful triangular flags and lengths of fabric in the colors of national flags gathered and draped into swags or pleated into fan shapes.

Fabric, plastic, paper, cardboard… well, today we add wood moulding! 

Someone notify the Wiki people, ok?

After completing a large framing project, I was left with a goodly amount of these.  They were so cute I couldn’t bear to throw them away… and yet, I had no immediate plans for them.  It pays to hang on to things sometimes!

These adorable little triangles now have new life this Halloween season.  

Here is how it went down:

1. I decided on my color scheme and then spray painted them in cream & black.

2.  I then drilled holes in the upper corners of each.

3.  Using various orange & black ribbons, I tied them together and hung it all on my mantel!

(find out how to make those decorative fabric balls there in my lantern here, in case you were wondering)

Here is what my completed mantel looks like!

(if you’re wanting to know where to get that awesome subway art, I got it from here)

I absolutely love how much my wood bunting adds!  And it was so easy it’s almost embarrassing.   I decided to do these for Halloween but using different colors would create an entirely new look.   These very pieces of moulding might get a few more coats of spray paint on them as the seasons change.  My mantel will look so bare without them now!  Thank goodness I didn’t throw those little pieces away.

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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14 comments on “Halloween Bunting”

  1. LOVE! So stinkin’ cute!

  2. That is just adorable! It is so different and dimensional! Thanks for sharing this project.

  3. Love love love these !!!!!!

  4. love love love it! Wish I had a mantel! Maybe I’ll make a faux mantel so I can decorate it! Or shelves… hmmm….

    So cute!

  5. I love how your bunting turned out!!! Darling! It totally payed off keeping those scraps!

  6. That may be the cutest Halloween mantel I have ever seen! Clever idea to use the scraps that way, but the hoarding thing, that is sad…

  7. I am in LOVE with this bunting. So cute. Love everything about her mantle too!

  8. Super cute Landee!!! Very creative use of “scraps” :) xoxo

  9. I have a hard time throwing things away too, but I don’t think much of my need to save has come to such a super cute fruition.

    I LOVE that bunting. And love how simple it is. You are so talented. I have loved every post of yours that I’ve read.

  10. How clever! I would have never thought to keep these, let alone make something cute out of them! Fabulous!
    Thanks for the inspiration! I just might have to start that molding project just for the leftovers. :)
    Happy Weekend!

  11. Just stop it! That is adorable!

  12. I agree with one of the other comments…this si VERY clever & looks great! Visiting from tatertots tweet!

  13. What a great way to use left over molding! Wonder if I still have some pieces in the buidling?….hmmmm…. :)

  14. Landee’s entire mantel is fabulous! The wooden bunting decor is brilliant. Love the design and technique. Thanks for sharing.

    Visiting from a tatertots FB post.

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