Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Beano Bunting

I do have a bit of a love affair with bunting going on.  

After reading how my friend creatively set up a nursery for her small boy I looked around the oldpolicehouse and realised there was bunting in almost every part of the house. Different designs and medium but without doubt quite a lot.  Seeing those happy little triangles, hearts or even rectangles hanging make me smile lots and I obviously got lucky with a man who never complains about it.

Boys bunting however is much harder to get right, especially as they start to grow and my teen boys room is a definite bunting free zone.

The slightly smaller boys room has just had the usual holiday sort out and de clutter.  Thomas the Tank engine has been firmly replaced by football and the duplo has been donated to a younger sister as it has been deemed too young.  How quickly time passes and it makes me slightly sad to see the Thomas train carrier that used to accompany us everywhere banished.

Smallest boy is amazing at reading and is loving all the Beano annuals we discovered in our sort. A few have not fared well over the years and I had a little play with some discarded pages and came up with this. 

Unfortunately the smallest boy got very upset as he saw me cutting because he hadn't read that page, oops!

I cut the pages into triangle, using a template made from an old cereal pack. This is because the pirate bunting hanging opposite to this, which I made in literally ten minutes before a birthday party, I didn't and every time I look at it and see the different shaped triangles I feel annoyed I didn't take more care!

I then used a piece of bias binding and folded it across the flag.  I started to pin it but actually found it much easier to just hold it and feed it through by hand.

Here's how to make Beano bunting a few simple steps:

1. Cut up an old annual (best to use a template)

2. Use folded bias binding (or ribbon folded)

3. Fold over the flags (easier to do it one at  a time as it is actually going through the machine)

4. Sew together

Using the sewing machine I simply sewed it all together, the paper was easy to work with at it is quite thick and hangs well.  It was so easy to do and looks very effective  although remember to change the sewing needle after as it will be very blunt after this project.

Hang it somewhere and enjoy.

Are you a fellow bunting lover? 

Where do you hang it?


  1. Thought you might have been tempted to laminate that paper!!

  2. Tempting, but then it would have been tricky to sew.......laminated bunting could be fab for outside! x

  3. Hi Grace! Thank you for visiting and following my blog. I'm following back, your blog is wonderful! I have made two buntings, one with fabric and the other with washi tape and cardstock. I've made a crocheted heart garland too. I really like this idea, thank you for the instructions. It's very cute!

  4. I love the fun and funky colours you've got from making the bunting from cartoons. What a good idea! Jx

  5. Its great! I have some bunting in the girls bedroom and have some which is for the kitchen but never got put back up after decorating earlier this year. I have a lovely autumn bunting which I will put up at the end of september.

  6. my family joke that if they stood still I would hang bunting on them.......... at the moment I have some in the study, and outside on the chicken run, the shed, and in the flower beds...
    love the beano bunting, that's a great idea. x

  7. Oh yes, bunting is wonderful but my fella is not all that keen on it. Mind I did hang up some little hearts above the bed, saying it was just temporary until I found a better place for it - and - it' still there after six months with no complaints!
    I love your Beano bunting - that brings back memories of childhood!
    Joy x

  8. I'm also bunting bonkers...see my 'February made me shiver' post. It works well with playing cards too, Snap, Lexicon etc. I call it 'Funting'. Eco Ethel xx

  9. Yes, I love a bit of bunting in the garden or in the kids' rooms especially. It's so cheerful. Yours looks great, I like the way you used paper. x

  10. What a great idea! I am going to give this a go x


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