DIY No Sew Bunting

I think I have mentioned it before, but one of the skills I am embarrassed to admit that I can’t do is sew.  I just never learned how to more than a button…  My Mom is a very good seamstress, and my sister definitely hold her own, and I can barely thread a needle. It is on my to-do list {for when I get a little extra time, ha ha, yeah right!} and maybe, hopefully, 2014 will be the year!

Given my incompetence of this domestic skill, I am always looking for ways to make really cool things with out the need for sewing.  And when I found myself wanting bunting for my Denver Bronco Game Day Wreath, I knew I needed to figure out a way to do it that didn’t require me to beg my Mom.

Luckily, I was successful! Yay! And here you go:  DIY No Sew Bunting.

DIY No Sew Bunting Suppllies

Supplies you will need:

  • Fabric
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Iron {not pictured}

To start, decide how large you want the flags of the bunting to be.  For my wreath, I decided that I wanted them to be about 4″ so I cut a 5″ strip of fabric. If you want longer flags, decide on length of the flag you want, then add 1″.

DIY No Sew Bunting flag width

Fold your fabric in half, then in thirds.  If you want taller, thinner flags, fold the in half and then in fourths.

bunting folds

 

Cut fabric from the middle to the outside edges about 3/4″-1″ from the top.

DIY No Sew Bunting cut

Now unfold fabric, lay it flat, and fold over the top edge. It should be about half the width from the top flag indention. If you fold it over and it hangs below the top indention, adjust your fold so it stops a little higher. Iron the fabric on the fold to create a strong crease in the fabric.

DIY No Sew Bunting iron

After you are done, use a very thin line of hot glue to secure the fabric that is folded over. By thin line, I mean THIN LINE! if you add a thick line or big dots of glue, it will be obvious on the front side of fabric and will make it harder for the the bunting to hang smooth.

DIY No Sew Bunting hot glue

photoDIY No Sew Bunting 2

Walla! You’re done! Now go hang that gorgeous bunting on the wall, on a wreath or anywhere that needs a little party!  I am going to be hanging mine all over the house to decorate for the XLVIII Super Bowl!! 😉

{more pictures to be up soon!}

DIY Team Game Day Wreath

It is really easy (and inexpensive) to make a game day wreath in your favorite team colors! Obviously, my favorite team is, the best team ever, the Denver Broncos. 😉  And during last year’s preseason I decided that I must make 2 new things: a game day wreath and a game day blanket {blanket to be up soon!}.

I have actually made 2 Bronco game day wreaths {funny story! You can read it here (coming soon!)}.

DIY Game Day Wreath1 GreenishPink.com DIY Game Day Wreath GreenishPink.com

To make your own game day wreath, you will need the following supplies:

Game Day Wreath Supplies - GreenishPink.com

  • straw wreath (or any type of wreath form, i.e. Styrofoam, pool noodle, etc )
  • 2.5″ wide ribbon for the wreath. This will be the main color of the wreath.
  • 1.5″ wide ribbon for the bow. You can use more than one color and or size.
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

To start, secure the end of the 2.5″ ribbon on the wreath and then tightly wrap the ribbon around the wreath overlapping the ribbon just slightly. {I didn’t take a picture of this step but you can see it here on In My Pink High Heels}.

To make the bunting, follow these steps then secure it on each side of the wreath with hot glue. You can make the bunting out of more than one fabric to add layers if you like. In the second wreath I made, I made bunting out of Bronco fabric, orange felt and dark blue felt and layered them on the wreath.  I loved the look!

Then make a big bow out of the 1.5″ ribbon – you can make a simple bow or a larger, fancier bow {both look great!} – and then secure it to the wreath.  I used hot glue and a couple straight pins to secure it just to make sure the loops laid then way I wanted.

That’s it! Now put it on your door and start cheering for your favorite team!