Monday, August 20, 2012

makin' it monday // ribbon bunting

remember this spool of leftover fabric ribbon i found thrifting?

now it's living as pretty bunting in norah's room! this was by far the easiest DIY project i've ever done and i LOVE how it turned out. this was the best $.25 i've ever spent! :) here's how i did it:

all you need is a spool of fabric ribbon, scissors, and a ruler. (seriously.)

i made the flags 2" wide but you can make them as thin or wide as you'd like. starting at the end of your ribbon, measure out the desired width and cut. i stopped my cut at about 1/8-1/4" from the top.

next, cut a 3/4" slit right in the middle of each flag (about 1" in from each side). you can measure if you'd like, but i was able to eyeball it pretty well and thus i was able to move much more quickly on this. measuring out each little flag will take longer. i put my OCD aside and did the best i could. all the flags are probably a little bit off but i'm ok with that.

now cut two lines from the bottom corners of the flag to the top of the slit you just made to form little triangles.

repeat until you get to the end of the spool of ribbon. (seriously, it's that easy!)

once you get to the end of your spool, hang up the bunting wherever you please! i cut the spool so i would have two strands to hang. then i just used thumbtacks and pinned them right to her wall.

ta-da! easy peasy.

now i just need to figure out what's missing from that corner....any ideas?

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  1. Replies
    1. awesome! thanks liz! i'm working on ideas for the rest of her room too. that corner needs something else. hmmmm...

  2. This is so cute! I need to make things like this to decorate my walls.

  3. Oh my gosh! This is brilliant! And adorable! Thanks for the inspiration.

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