How to: Mini Paper Bunting

This mini paper bunting turned out so cute. I used it for a table decoration for a spring dinner at church. I am hoping to do something similar for a baby shower coming up. I think mini bunting would be the cutest cake topper for my baby’s first birthday cake, too! Plan on seeing this again; I’m in love.
Mini Paper Bunting craft

Mini Paper Bunting craft, spring table setting

How to: Mini Paper Bunting
What you will need:
Assorted paper
Scissors
Ribbon (I used 1/4 inch thick satin ribbon)
Glue stick
Determine how big you want your individual triangles. Mine are about 1.5 inches wide and 1.5 inches long. Cut your paper to be twice as wide as you want your length to be. My paper was 6 inches long and 3 inches wide.
Mini Paper Bunting craft

Fold the paper in half long ways. Mark the width of the first triangle on the fold and then make your mark for the triangle point below that. The triangle point mark should be centered between the top two width marks.

Mini Paper Bunting craft

Cut your triangle out following your marks. This is going to be your pattern.

Mini Paper Bunting craft

You should have a double triangle that is connected at the top.

Mini Paper Bunting craft

Now open up the triangle and place the fold seam on top of your paper fold. Use this as a guide to cut out your next triangle. I just held it on with my hands and cut next to it, no marking needed.

Mini Paper Bunting craft

Repeat the triangle cutting until you have as many triangles as you like. Assorted papers are really pretty.

Cut your ribbon to twice the length you want your bunting (so you have tails to tie it onto something). Open up the triangle, slather one inside triangle with the glue stick, place the ribbon (leaving a ribbon end out for a tying tail) at the top near the fold and then close the other triangle on top of the glue.

Mini Paper Bunting craft

Repeat gluing onto the string with your other triangles.

Mini Paper Bunting craft

Mini Paper Bunting craft, spring center piece

Here is the table that I decorated for our lady’s dinner at church. I signed up to decorate a table themed after the month of May. I went with a May flowers idea and am so pleased with how it turned out! The potted flowers are primroses from Home Depot; they were only $1.20.
Mini Paper Bunting craft, church dinner, spring table, spring center piece

Mini Paper Bunting craft, spring table setting

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I love this spring bunting! So cute. I’m doing a spring link up today over on my blog…http://rustsunshine.blogspot.com. Would love it if you joined us!

Visiting from Centsational Girl. Love the spring decor 🙂 That little bunting is so cute 🙂

Have a blessed weekend.
karianne

So cute!! Following you from kate’s party! Stop on by for a visit!

Cute and super smart about the double fold! I’m your newest follower! I love all your recipes!

Very very sweet!

I am visiting via Centsational Girl. I adore your project. So clever!

Happy day, happy spring, happy happy everything!

This table is so cute. I love the candy flowers. You are so stinking creative!

Don’t worry, they are from Martha! Love her… but thanks, I’ll post more about the table this week though! Miss you your face.

Love it!!! I pinned it and I am a new follower :]
Please follow back? Thanks so much!

Hurray for new friends! Thanks, can’t wait to check out your site!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.