DIY: Happy Halloween Bunting

Bunting and burlap. You just can't go wrong with that combination. Both are all the rage these days, so I thought it high time I participate in the fad. I have loved the Happy Halloween light string from Pottery Barn for the few years they have made it available, but I wasn't too jazzed about spending $40 on a string of lights. Also, the string would be too long to fit on my mantel. So I got to thinking about what I could make that would have a similar effect. Enter burlap and bunting.

I ran over to my local JoAnne to pick up the supplies and got busy. The supplies cost a total of $10 with left over supplies for more projects. I would estimate the cost of the bunting at under $2. Two dollars work for me! Here is what I did:


  • Burlap material
  • Twine
  • Craft size black spray paint
  • Letter stencils
  • Safety pins
  • Cardstock or paper
  • Glue and glue gun
  • Ruler
  1. Make the bunting stencil - my bunting was 7 inches across the top with 8 1/2 inch sides. Start with the 7" across the top, make a line at the mid point and connect the 8 1/2" sides to the midpoint line. Cut out.
  2. Trace the bunting on the burlap. Cut out.
  3. Place letter stencil on the bunting with a paper guard to protect the rest of the bunting.
  4. Shake paint can and spray. Repeat with all the letters.
  5. Let the flags dry for a few hours.
  6. Plug in glue gun.
  7. Place flag face down on workspace.
  8. Fold the top of the flag over the twine. Fix two safety pins around the twine to hold in place.
  9. Squeeze a line of glue across the flag under the twine and press the flap to adhere. Remove safety pins. Make sure the flag can move across the twine. 
  10. Turn the flag over and snip the excess burlap on the sides of the flag.
  11. Repeat with the remaining flags.

Happy Halloween!

Vi ses senare!

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