DIY: Photo Bunting

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Bunting is a fun way to decorate for a party; it’s easy, pretty, and you can hang it anywhere you like. The other day here at Free People it was my sister’s Bridal Shower and for the occasion I made some bunting to hang delicately on the wall. The theme I used was “a couple in love” and printed out photos of her and her fiance throughout the years they have been together.

The term bunting refers to a collection of flags made out of fabric, plastic, or card and placed onto a ribbon for hanging. What’s great about this festive decoration is that you can get super creative with ideas – there are no limits! Just have fun and make it look pretty.

Here’s how I created the bunting for my sister’s bridal shower.

What you need:

A collection of photographs you want to use

An outline of a triangle

Glue

A ribbon

Scissors

Step one: Position the triangle on the photographs onto an area that you want to be present in the triangle shape. Trace around the triangle on the photograph and do this with every one of them.

Step two: Cut out the triangles that you drew.

Step three: Start placing them onto the ribbon into an order you like best.

Step four: Secure the triangles down with some glue.

And there you have it, some fun bunting for a special occasion!

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anonymous -November 23, 2012, 9:07AM

I did this for my sisters bridal shower too but we cut triangles from colored construction paper and glued the pictures on there. That way you can salvage the photo after!

Hai-Yen -November 23, 2012, 9:10AM

You guys always got the best ideas!
I already made a list of several DIY’s of yours :-)

Pina -November 23, 2012, 9:52AM

Great idea! Fun for a child’s birthday ,every triangle representing one year leading up to their birthday. Kindergarten teachers can ask a photo of every child and decorate their classroom. So many possibilities. Thanks Free People always looking forward to your DIY projects.

fp jemma -November 23, 2012, 10:24AM

I love that idea Pina! :)

Daniel -November 23, 2012, 11:02AM

Wow that is amazing idea ,I added it to my to do list! this is just so cute.

Marg -November 23, 2012, 12:11PM

The only thing I’d have done different, I’d use transparent paper, or a piece of shower curtain liner for the triangle; then I have perfect control cropping the photos.

Sarah -November 24, 2012, 9:18PM
Stella Marie -November 27, 2012, 2:45PM

really god idea i might do this for new year

Kim -December 27, 2012, 8:19PM

Love this idea! Think I will be using it for an upcoming surprise party. Thanks

Maisie -June 24, 2013, 9:17AM

This is such a great idea for birthday parties! Or any other party for that matter. I can’t wait to give this a try!

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