Try this contemporary take on traditional Christmas bunting.
No baby shower, birthday party or Christmas celebration is complete without some beautiful bunting strung up somewhere. While you can purchase bunting from most party supply shops, making your own means you can choose any colour, pattern, size or shape to suit the style or theme of your event.
Looking to break free from the traditional red, green and gold colour scheme this Christmas? This easy-to-make bunting in pastel pink, blue and natural tones will add a contemporary twist to your Christmas decor.
Follow our step-by-step guide to make your own.
- 1 natural leather rectangle measuring 23cm x 15cm
- Sharp scissors
- 4 x natural leather rectangles measuring 15cm x 13cm
- 4 x pale blue vinyl rectangles measuring 13cm x 8cm
- 4 x metallic gold leather rectangles measuring 12cm x 6cm
- 1 metallic blue leather square measuring 20cm x 20cm
- 1 gold leather square measuring 20cm x 20cm
- Craft glue
- Utility knife/scalpel
- Snowflake templates downloaded from the internet
- 120cm of gold leather thonging
- Fold the 23cm x 15cm natural leather rectanglein half lengthways. Mark a dot 18cm down on the back of the outer edge. Fromthis mark, cut a straight line to meet the bottom of folded edge.
- Repeat this process for the other rectangles, using the following measurements: 15cm x 13cm natural leather – 10cm down; pale blue vinyl – 8.5cm down; gold leather – 7cm down.
- Trace the snowflake templates onto the back of the metallic blue and gold leather squares.
- Cut out the shapes. Apply glue to the leather snowflakes and attach to the natural leather flags.
- Glue the thonging to the back of the flags to form the bunting. Attach to the wall with Blu-Tack.