DIY: Mini Bunting

Bakers Twine
Fabric Tape

Ruler or tape measure

Washi tape or Blu-Tac or nails & hammer
Wooden/plastic chopping board or other flat surface

Step One
Decide on the length of your bunting. If you want to hang it somewhere special, measure the space and add on a few extra cm to each side. You can always trim the twine afterwards, but you can’t make it longer! Cut a length of twine this length.

Step Two
Decide on the spacing you would like between flags. I spaced mine 2cm apart. Measure the width of your fabric tape and calculate how many flags you are going to need.

Step Three
Cut your fabric tape strips. You can make the flags as long as you like, but I recommend cutting the strips to 4cm to allow for enough pattern to show through and be able to shape your bunting nicely.

Step Four
Lay down your twine flat. You may want to secure the ends to keep it taught with some tape or Blu-Tac. You need to keep the twine in the same place otherwise your flags will not hang down in the same way, causing you to have some poking up and some hanging down.
I used the grooves of the wooden table to help me keep the twine in the exact middle. If you don’t have this option, you could use two pieces of Blu-Tac or some more tape to create two parallel lines equidistant from the twine at each side.. then you can place your tape strips in between the two lines. I recommend you use a wooden or plastic (or tiled? etc) surface to create the bunting on so that the tape doesn’t get irreversibly stuck to the object.

Step Five
Peel off the backing from the fabric tape and carefully place in position along the twine. You can either place all your strips first and then tape them around the twine or you can tape them round before placing the next strip. Take care when taping the strips around the twine as fabric tape is difficult to peel apart once stuck to itself.

Step Six
Repeat the process for the length of the twine, leaving enough bare twine at each end for hanging. You can now either keep your mini bunting as is and hang it up proudly.. or you can shape the flags by cutting out a triangle, starting from each bottom corner and cutting a small line into the centre.

Step Seven
Your bunting is now complete. As it is so light, you can hang your bunting using Blu-Tac, Sellotape, washi tape or by hammering a nail into your chosen surface and tying the ends of the twine around this.
As I live in rented accommodation, I find washi tape to be the best solution as I can tape objects to the wall and remove them without leaving a mark. And it’s pretty ;)
You can even buy some tiny wooden pegs and use your mini bunting as a noticeboard for business cards and/or other lightweight items.

I hope you enjoyed this DIY! I would love to see any images of the items you make from this tutorial. You can share these in the comments below, by posting them on my Facebook page or by emailing me at sophie[at]onetenzeroseven[dot]com.

Loves x xx

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  • Jo

    Ooh oooh ooh! this is gorgeous!!! What a lovely idea and tutorial! I love that fabric tape and am just about to order some more as coming to the end of a role…maybe I’ll order a little bit more to give your fab tutorial a go. Cheers Sophie!
    Jo :-) x

  • Sophie

    Thanks dear!

    I’m a little obsessed with fabric tape so I’m sure there’ll be many more tutorials using it ;) I have tonnes of patterns and colours stuffed in my cupboard, haha!

    Make sure you share pictures if you do give it a try :)

  • Viktorija

    It’s amazing! Love it so much! Will be making it in the nearest future.) Thank you!

  • Emily Spada

    This is so cute!! It would look great hung up in my cubicle :)