Hi there, party people! We just celebrated my husband and daughter’s birthdays at a joint birthday party and I wanted to share a little tutorial on making the triangle paper bunting that we used to decorate. Because I’m a bad blogger, I didn’t actually grab any party photos, so you’ll have to make due with a few snaps I took beforehand. You’ll forgive me, right? Anyway, this bunting is great for jazzing up a dessert table, bare walls, and anything else you can think of. I’m already dreaming about a similar garland to decorate my Christmas tree. Cute and multi-purpose!
My daughter’s request for her birthday was a green cake and candles, so I used that as a jumping off point for the party’s color scheme. This bunting helps tie in the colors and give a little pattern to the walls. Here’s how to make your own.
DIY: Triangle Paper Bunting
- 2 or more yards of thin ribbon
- A few sheets of decorative paper. I used scrapbook paper.
- Cut your paper into rectangular strips. I used a paper cutter to make things easy, but you can still do this by hand fairly quickly. Fold each strip in half, with the decorative side of the paper facing out. Arrange the papers in the order you want.
- Lay a thin strip of glue at the crease of the paper, and also draw a small triangle of glue. Lay your ribbon down the crease of the paper, on top of the strip of glue. Fold your paper together and press to seal the glue. Continue down the length of your ribbon, adding the papers at even intervals.
- You will now have a garland of little rectangles. You can stop here if you want, but I love the look of the triangles.
- Cut the rectangles into triangles, taking care not to accidentally cut your ribbon. If you cut your ribbon, you will be sad.
- Ta-da! The completed garland is ready to party.
- Dress up your picture frames, tables, or whatever else you can dream up.