"No Sew" Bunting and More Spring Peeks!

 

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com
Lisa and I planned a quick little photo shoot in the backyard on Tuesday and invited a few friends over. Lisa couldn’t find her fabric banner/bunting she’d stashed away so we had to make a quick version because we wanted it to hang in the background. It turned out so cute and added just the right amount of color:

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com
I know many of you don’t sew and this is an easy way to make a birthday banner or some pretty bunting for a boy or girls room!

Materials needed:
Spray adhesive (acid free)
Liquid Stitch
Variety of fabric for flags
Pinking shears (or regular scissors if you don’t mind a straight edge)
3 yards of 2″ grosgrain ribbon

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com
Here is a template you can use……just resize it depending on the size of banner you want.

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com

For each individual flag, spray a layer of adhesive to the wrong sides of 2 pieces of fabric:

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com
Press the two pieces together flat and trace out your triangle:

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com
Use pinking shears or regular scissors to cut out each flag. Pinking shears will give you the zig zag edge:

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com
Iron your the grosgain ribbon it in half along the entire length:

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com
Using Liquid Stitch, attach each triangle to the bottom half of the ribbon…..

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com
…..alternating colors:

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com
Lastly, apply liquid stitch to the top of the triangles…

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com
…and press the top half of the ribbon closed:

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com
You can easily personalize or spell out a message using spraypaint too! Just cut out your shapes or letters to make a stencil using contac paper or adhesive shelf paper:

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com
Stick the stencil directly onto your triangle flag and spray a thin layer of paint across the top:

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com
Easy and no sewing involved!

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com
Here’s a behind the scenes shot of Lisa photographing Boo. We strung the bunting between 2 ladders in the corner of my backyard:

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com
I was so happy with how both the banner and mini photo shoot turned out! We invited a few friend with older girls over to model some outfits for the spring line.

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com
It’s amazing how much easier it is to shoot a willing model than a toddler! These girls were naturals!

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com
Boo was sulking at first because she didn’t get to wear the purple headband….she informed me that purple is her FAVORITE color:

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com
Once she saw the older girls having fun she changed her mind:

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com
So cute!

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com
Even Diesel was thrown into the mix!

No Sew Bunting DIY Tutorial and Free Template Download via lilblueboo.com
I’ve had so much fun designing a full spring line! More to come this week! Spring line should be in the store on January 24th!

Speaking of designing…are you working on your next big design?

 

 

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  1. 1
    Paul & Paula says:

    aaaaaaaah so nice and easy! great idea!
    and the photos are great as well

  2. 2
    SuzyQSparkles says:

    Fun to see the pouts and "behind the scenes" photos too. As ever, thanks for sharing (and inspiring) us!

  3. 3
    Dawn says:

    Great idea. Thank you for the tutorial. I want to start sewing but I'm a little nervous to learn so this really helps.

  4. 4
    Cheryl @ a pretty cool life. says:

    Use a rotary cutter with a pinking blade and it'll go even faster! :)

  5. 5
    FitForAPrincess says:

    I wonder what it's like taking photos of people who aren't toddlers…
    I am so doing this! I've wanted to make a few for our daughters room but didn't want to have to go through all that sewing.

    Thanks so much!

  6. 6
    Hanna says:

    I'm LOVING the easy bunting tutorial. Thanks:) And loveing the Spring line too! The girls look so cute!

  7. 7
    Ruminavi says:

    Do the flags stay together with the spray ? Don't they come loose? Or do you just use the spray for cutting the flags ?
    Greetings from Belgium ,Martine

  8. 8
    Crafty Mom says:

    Very cute shoot! Love the fashions, too! Beautiful, colorful fabrics! And such an adorable bunting!

  9. 9
    julie says:

    I can't even imagine what it would be like to shoot a willing model. My main strategy is to take my girls to the playground for half the day, and shoot photos like mad while they play.

  10. 10
    FitForAPrincess says:

    @ Julie
    I know, right! Except my younger toddler won't go play, he has to hang off of me. So I have to carry him around and adjust settings and take pictures with one hand.

  11. 11
    Jonni says:

    I love this idea, thank you! :)

  12. 12

    Your no sew bunting technique is amazing. I shared it with my readers at nitenitemommy.blogspot.com in a post here!

    http://nitenitemommy.blogspot.com/2012/04/happy-bunting-no-bunnies-were-harmed.html

    thanks for sharing

  13. 13
    Florence says:

    Hello! Thank you so much for this tutorial and template! I am trying to make a flag banner with my name for my classroom decoration. I’ll post pictures soon!

    madebyfirenze.blogspot.com

  14. 14

    I’ve been wanting to try this with some of my clients and my own kids and might make one for my daughters room! :) Thanks for sharing! You make it look so easy!

  15. 15
    Mallory says:

    You are a life saver! Thanks so much for the great tutorial! I need to make one of these for a party this weekend and I was afraid I wasn’t going to have time! :)