The World’s Easiest DIY Bunting Tutorial

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!The World's Easiest DIY Bunting Tutorial

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)
Ruler
Pencil

Steps:
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.The World's Easiest DIY Bunting Tutorial The World's Easiest DIY Bunting Tutorial
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.The World's Easiest DIY Bunting Tutorial

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. The World's Easiest DIY Bunting Tutorial The World's Easiest DIY Bunting Tutorial


Photography by: Boninger Works

Go with the Glow

This past March was my beautiful little sister’s fourteenth birthday party. To help her celebrate, we threw her a glow in the dark party full of black lights, glow sticks, and a LOT of neon!

Bringing together the different elements of this party was challenging because it can be difficult to tell what will glow and what won’t when you are picking up supplies and decor. Here is a (hopefully) helpful guide to what does and does not glow and what really makes a glow in the dark party come together. The right elements can make an event like this really impactful.

The Key Ingredients:
Neon poster-board
White t-shirts and highlighters
LOTS of black lights
Glow sticks
Neon bunting (tutorial to follow!)
Dance area with strobe light
Swag (neon hair extensions, sunglasses, socks, earrings, hairspray, etc.)
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Photography by: Boninger Works