Bunting has been a major trend in party decorations for a while now. Im not sure I can call it a trend any more it’s such a firm party favourite. And the good news is it doesn’t have to be expensive.
Paper bunting is easy to make and can be made from items you have lying at home, find in the dollar bin at your local store or at a second hand bookshop.
For a little inspiration I thought I would share some of my favourite paper bunting beauties.
This bontanically inspired bunting string by Peony & Thistle was salvaged from the pages of “The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady” by Edith Holden. It would equally at home at Nanna’s 80th birthday party as it would a vintage inspired garden party.
Comic Book Bunting
Have a budding super hero on your hands? Viola, bunting for his or her next birthday. If you can’t find someone willing to part with their vintage comic book collection take your scissors down to a car boot sale or your second hand bookstore.
Say Bon Voyage with Vintage Map Bunting
Grab the nearest Atlas and start cutting. Map bunting is great for farewell and bon voyage parties. It would also work just as well for a nautical party particularly if you had a few well placed oceans amongst your flags.
Sheet Music Bunting
Musicians, Music Lovers, Rock and Roll brides this is your stuff. Choosing someone’s favourite song would add a very personal touch to a birthday party or a couples wedding song at an anniversary party.
Pretty much any type of paper you can get your hands on can be made into bunting. Foreign language books would give your party that certain je nes sais quoi. Scrabble lovers need only reach for the nearest dictionary. Have you had a go at making paper bunting? What did you use?