Dollar Store DIY: An Americana Bunting Banner
Bunting banners are becoming all of the rage as people are going for that vintage look when decorating for the holidays. Bunting banners are a great way to add a pop of color to your decorating, either inside your home or out. They really achieve that state fair feel with their bright colors and whimsy and they way they can be hung on doorways, mantels, or outdoor patios. If you want to create your own bunting banner, why not give this Americana Budget Savvy Bunting Banner a try? Not only is it a cinch to make, but you can whip one up for the cost of a cup of coffee. Take a look at how easy it is to have your very own to enjoy!
Red, white, or blue ribbon
Patriotic paper plates
All of the supplies listed above were able to be purchased at our local Dollar Tree. The cost was $4.00 total and we still had plenty left for other crafting projects or uses!
1. Unravel approx. 2 yard of ribbon. If it is thick, you may opt to cut it down the center as we did for this project.
2. Take your scissors and cut your plates in half, then cut them in half again. You want to create ¼ size triangles, although the size does not have to be exact. Just aim for triangles. The longer you want your bunting banner to be, the more you will want to cut.
3. Use your masking tape and attach the plates to your ribbon. Hide the tape on the back of the plates so it can’t be seen.
4. Take your foil garland and cut into 3-4 inches pieces. Tie the pieces around the small spaces between each triangle.
That’s it! You can add any other embellishments of course if you wish, but we left our as is. Tie your bunting banner, or pin it, to any entry way, mantle, staircase, or patio. It is the perfect pop of patriotic color and add sparkle and fun to any space! Plus, you have to love the fact that is was so inexpensive and easy to make.
An Americana Budget Savvy Bunting Banner is the perfect way to add some Americana charm to your home, party, or next small get together. Why not recruit the kids to help you? This is the perfect activity to do as a family. So gather your supplies and get going!