February 23, 2011 · 12:02 pm
We decided to make colorful vintage style pennant bunting for our outdoor picnic wedding because it fits the playful mood of our big day and it’s super cheap! This is the perfect DIY party decoration for any event! For about 13 8 ft. garlands, you will need a TOTAL of 2 1/2 yards of fabric in your party colors or patterns and one spool of cotton kite string. We mixed things up a bit for ours, using 5 different fabrics and patterns, but still tied in the colors of our pompoms and picnic blankets.
Cut your pennants. We did ours at 6 inches wide by 9 inches high. Be sure to alternate the triangles as you cut so you don't have a lot of waste.
Press the top edge back about 1/2 inch with an iron on high with steam. Don't sweat this too much- just eyeball it if you can. Measuring each one will make this simple project too stressful!
Using a zig zag stitch on your sewing machine, sew the flags to the kite string, alternating colors and patterns how ever you want. Don't stop between the flags; the stitch will surround the string nicely if you just keep going. Use something on your machine as a guide for adding the next flag. I put a piece of masking tape on my machine table and when a flag fully passed the tape, I would lay another flag down to sew.
You can either make one very long garland or cut the string every 10 flags or so.
5 responses to “DIY Wedding: Sweet Pennant Bunting”
Adorable! Did you see the recent picnic on 100 Layer Cake? I know yours is going to be even cuter. I think you should submit your wedding pics to that site when the time comes…. ; )
That was so beautiful! Ours will be very similar, but a little less bohemian…I think…;-)
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