This bunting is so easy, you can make enough to decorate an entire room in a couple hours. We made this bunting for Mollie’s glow-in-the-dark neon party, and you can see in this picture how it was really a centerpiece of the decor. The bunting truly transformed this room into a party space. The best part? The whole project cost less than $20!
Supplies for up to 170 yards of bunting:
1 ream of paper (we used neon pink from Staples)
Scissors or rotary cutter
1 ball of yarn (we used cheap white yarn from Michael’s)
Tape (we used Scotch Pop-UP back-of-the-hand dispenser)
1. Decide how long you want your bunting to be and how many triangles you need to cut out. We made about 100 yards to fill up three rooms, and had plenty left. We cut out three triangles from each sheet and spaced them about 3-5 inches apart, so we cut out about 450 triangles. That's about 140 sheets of paper!
2. Trace the triangles on your paper by marking the halfway point on one side and 2.75 inches in on the other side. Draw connecting lines. This will make three equal-sized triangles on the paper.
3. Cut out the triangles using the scissors or rotary cutter. You can do multiple sheets at a time. Trace the template on the top page of each stack you cut out all of the triangles will be the same.
4. Starting about a foot from the end of the yarn, simply tape the triangles to the yarn every 3-5 inches. Stack finished bunting in a box or bag for safe keeping so it doesn’t tangle.
Photography by: Boninger Works
Birdcage veils are so fun and romantic. This simple DIY veil is quick, easy, and it can be super cheap to boot! The veil is attached to a headband, so you can choose one that matches your own personal style. The one we used has a vintage feel with a gold metal flower and a pearl accent, but you can go classic with crystals or modern with prints or feathers.
2- 20 inch x 10 inch pieces of Russian netting (white)
White thread and needle
Hot glue gun
White felt (optional)
1. Line up the two layers of netting so you have one double-layer rectangle.
2. Tie the thread to the corner of one of the short sides of the rectangle.
3. Sew in and out of the diamond pattern of the netting, working your way around three sides. When you are finished, you should have gathered three sides of the netting (short, long, short).
4. Pull the thread tight enough to shorten the length of the netting to about 4-6 inches (depending on whether you want a wider or more narrow veil) and sew the thread to the last corner to preserve the gathering.
5. Decide where on your headband you want the veil to sit. Put the headband on your head and use the bobby pins to attach the veil to it, making adjustments until it achieves the desired effect.
6. Take the headband and veil off and use hot glue to attach the netting to the headband.
7. If desired, cut out and glue felt over the glue on the underside of the headband. This can make it more aesthetically pleasing, but isn’t necessary for the overall look or comfort of the veil.
8. Let cool and dry completely. Trim the veil if desired, and remove any visible hot glue strands.
9. Wear your beautiful handmade veil and look fabulous on your wedding day!