How to make Bunting


Woo I am back from the EVO conference.. and I am SO pumped!!  It was one of the most inspiring weekends of my entire life. I met so many amazing people, learned a great knowledge and had some FUN girl time! I missed my family like crazy and spent ALL day yesterday snuggling and kissing them! SO good to be home. I’ll share what I learned, and some fun pic’s (like jumping in pool w/ our clothes on) from EVO once I get caught up around my house.

Remember the Magnetic Chalk Board makeover??


I’m going to share with you how to make one of these cute little banners! The nice thing about banners are you can completely tailor them to your taste. So get creative!


How To Make Bunting


1. Gather your fabric (usually 1-4 different fabrics/colors) and ric rac.

2. I found it easiest to cut a square and then cut from the middle to outer edge to create the perfect triangle.

3. Put triangles right side together.

4. Sew around edges leaving the top open. Then cut the point off so it wont pucker up when folded right side out.

use any fabrics you'd like with this bunting tutorial

Next you will turn the triangles right side out. Then make sure to press (with steam iron) so they will lay nicely.

learn how to sew a banner with this tutorial

Then you’ll want to start pinning your banner together on your chalk board (or where ever you’ll be putting it).  This way you’ll know how much space you need in between the triangles.

tutorial on how to sew a banner

Next you’ll sew the ric rac to the triangles (using coordinating thread).


Once it’s all sewed together you can hang your banner up. I simply wrapped it behind my board and duct taped it so it would stay put. lol

 make this fun fabric banner

Now enjoy your beautiful banner. I love them… don’t they just make you happy?! And they add the perfect touch to any project. You can find the whole makeover on the chalkboard/magnet board here

learn how to make this bunting tutorial

Let me know if you have any questions.

Happy Monday!

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Jamielyn Nye

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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  1. Kristy posted on July 11, 2011 at 10:26 am (#

    Sew pretty! :) I love the ric rac as the ribbon too.

    • Jamielyn posted on July 11, 2011 at 1:57 pm (#

      Thank you! I know.. I LOVE ric rac! So fun!

  2. Mauri posted on July 11, 2011 at 11:51 am (#

    That is so dang cute! I need to make one of these for my wedding (in the near future!-I’m on plan ahead mode) with letters on it. Do you think borrowing a silhoutte or cricut and doing fabric letters then ironing them on would be best or just getting some iron on stuff from the store and printing on it from a printer (I think you can do that..?) Thought you might have an idea of what would be best for putting letters on fabric :)

    • Jamielyn posted on July 11, 2011 at 1:59 pm (#

      Oh yeah that would be way cute for your wedding!! When’s the date? I would cut it out with fabric or heat transfer and iron it on. It would look way nicer than the paper banners. You could add some really fun trim and make a bigger version of mine.

      • Mauri posted on July 12, 2011 at 9:34 am (#

        No date yet, but it will be before the end of the year. Still waiting for my new bling :) Yeah I agree-no paper. But I heard you can use the cricut or silhoutte with fabric? Maybe not? I need to go to the fashion/fabric district for some FUN trim (and cheaper). And fabric for that matter! Would you recommend doing it all in 1 day like you did or do you think it was too stressful and tiring? I love your mini one. Banners look so cute in all different sizes.

  3. Katy posted on July 11, 2011 at 11:51 am (#

    I like the use of ric rac – this is so cute.

    • Jamielyn posted on July 11, 2011 at 2:00 pm (#

      Thanks Katy! I’m slightly addicted to Ric Rac. lol ;)

  4. Dorangela posted on July 11, 2011 at 1:32 pm (#

    Too cute!

    • Jamielyn posted on July 11, 2011 at 2:00 pm (#

      Thanks Dorangela! :)

  5. aleyta posted on July 11, 2011 at 2:49 pm (#

    Omg SO cute!

  6. jenny posted on July 11, 2011 at 6:57 pm (#

    Jamie!!!!! I am in love with this!!!!! I love the colors, I wish soooo badly I could just fly on a plane and come see you, and you could teach me…. im saving my pennies!!!! you are the most creative person I know. wow. what a joy it is to have you for my cousin. oh and i have gotten so many comlimants on my flowers. i say oh go to my cousins website. i hope thats ok.
    Love you

  7. PattyC posted on July 11, 2011 at 7:54 pm (#

    Wonderful tutorial
    Thank you :)

  8. Evelene Sterling posted on July 11, 2011 at 11:22 pm (#

    How cute is that and thanks for the tutorial and so glad you had fun at the conference.

  9. Carissa posted on July 12, 2011 at 1:54 am (#

    Love this project! I really like the wavy part across the top. What a cute take on the classic pennant bunting.

    I found you through the Tip Me Tuesday link party and am your newest follower. Come check me out, too, if you’re interested @ Carissa’s Creativity Space

  10. Kasia posted on July 12, 2011 at 2:11 pm (#

    Really cute! Love the use of ric rac. Thank u for sharing

  11. Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. posted on July 13, 2011 at 7:39 am (#

    This is such a cute idea! You are so talented! I’m so thrilled we met at Evo!

  12. Vanina posted on August 26, 2011 at 11:25 pm (#

    I love this! Super cute. Thanks for sharing. :)
    Vanina @ mother crafter ~ handmade happiness

    • Jamielyn posted on September 2, 2011 at 3:26 pm (#

      Thanks Vanina! Have a great weekend!

  13. Erica S posted on August 1, 2012 at 9:05 pm (#

    Hi! Hoping to add some small banners in my nursery. What size did you cut the squares/triangles? Thanks :)

  14. Chris posted on April 24, 2015 at 11:19 pm (#

    Very  cute!  Another way to make bunting is to fuse pieces of fabric to Pellon Wonder Under.  Cut fabric into rectangles and remove the paper backing.  Fold each rectangle over the string you are using for the bunting and fuse.  Finally, cut each rectangle into triangular shape.  Fast and easy!

    • Jamielyn posted on May 2, 2015 at 11:37 pm (#

      Great tips, thank you! :)

  15. Patti posted on December 1, 2015 at 12:43 pm (#

    What size were the squares you cut down into triangles? THANKS!

    • I Heart Naptime posted on December 1, 2015 at 4:29 pm (#

      Approximately four-inch squares! :)