Easy DIY How-To Make your own Bunting from Paper Napkins

Wedding DIY: Easy Paper Bunting

Here’s a quick, easy and effective wedding decor tutorial: How to make your own Napkin Bunting. It works out a lot more economically than fabric bunting

and with the almost limitless designs of napkins available, it is easy to match your colour scheme. Not only is it reusable, it’s recyclable too.

Easy DIY How-To Make your own Bunting from Paper Napkins

You will need:

  • Paper Napkins in your chosen pattern
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Twine/Ribbon

Easy DIY How-To Make your own Bunting from Paper Napkins

First of all, fold your napkin in half so a crease is visible.

Easy DIY How-To Make your own Bunting from Paper Napkins

This bit is important - Position your napkin so that the folded edge is closest to you. Then fold a crease from the top of the centre crease to the bottom on the same side.

Easy DIY How-To Make your own Bunting from Paper Napkins

…here’s one I made earlier. Repeat for the other side.

Easy DIY How-To Make your own Bunting from Paper Napkins

Then cut along the two diagonal creases to make a triangle.

Easy DIY How-To Make your own Bunting from Paper Napkins

You will have two diamond shapes (because the napkin comes folded on itself). Repeat these steps until you have the desired amount of flags for your bunting.

Easy DIY How-To Make your own Bunting from Paper Napkins

Next, take the twine and tie a knot in one end.

Easy DIY How-To Make your own Bunting from Paper Napkins

Lay the flags out leaving about two inches apart, and lay the twine on the fold. Cut the twine at the other end and knot (it’s best to leave a bit of wiggle room).

Easy DIY How-To Make your own Bunting from Paper Napkins

Apply the glue to the portion of the twine that goes below the flag. Don’t put the glue directly onto the napkin as it can tear it.

Easy DIY How-To Make your own Bunting from Paper Napkins

Fold it back over and press.

Easy DIY How-To Make your own Bunting from Paper Napkins

Repeat for every flag and voila! Instant bunting (that cleverly matches your napkins)! Not just for weddings but for bridal showers, birthdays, Halloween Parties, Christmas…

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7 Comments

  1. Aren’t you the cleverest? ;) Great idea Lisa well done :D

  2. I love this idea. Was planning to make fabric bunting with red polka dot fabric that I have for Christmas but think I will do it with napkins instead as it will be quicker. Will also use it for parties in future. Such an easy way to decorate to a theme.

  3. Love this and it is so cute! You can never go wrong with polka dots :)

  4. Jan

    Great idea! :) Pinned it to my board at http://pinterest.com/pin/270021303/

  5. great idea …looks nice

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