Little rows of buntings are so cute hung over a dessert table (like seen here in my pumpkin pie martini set), or front of a table, or even just hung up on the wall to look pretty. Since we’ve rounded the corner into September I feel we can officially call it fall and start making a few easy fall bunting projects to add a little fall coloring to our decor.
The Cricut machine is brilliant for projects like this. While yes, you could use a pair of scissors to cut out all those triangles, it’s so so much easier to feed it through a machine and have them cut in a fraction of the time. I’ve set up a project file here in Cricut Design Space to make all three of the buntings I’m showing you below.
Sometimes it helps to see the project done via video instead of in photos, so I’m including that for you here, too!
Felt Pennant Bunting
I chose a decorative ribbon for this bunting to make it a neat detail of the banner, but you pick whatever strikes your fancy!
- Hot Glue
The project file in Cricut Design Space has 2.5 inch wide pennants set up in it. Use that to calculate how many you’ll need to make your bunting–it’s about 5 triangles for a foot of decoration.
After you cut your triangles, lay them side by side on a flat surface.
Here’s a cutting tip for you–I find the felt tends to gum up my mats. I keep one or two that are already not sticky and use them for felt only! Since the mats are not sticky, I use washi tape to stick down the edges when they run through the machine.
Run a bead of hot glue across the top of the triangles. Carefully place the ribbon over the glue. Once the glue is dry, you’re ready to hang. Best to do one pennant at a time.
Paper fall leaf banner
- Two shades of orange paper
- Hot Glue
- Glue stick
- Project file in Cricut Design Space
In the project file, duplicate as many mini pennants as you think you need to fill your space. Cut to your two shades of orange paper. Fold each cut pennant in half.
Use hot glue or the glue stick to glue in the contrasting orange into the folded pennant.
Run a bead of hot glue along the edge of the fold.
Lay the ribbon across the hot glue by the fold. To close the pennant, use a glue stick like in the video above, or a bit of hot glue to create the fold over the ribbon.
pom pom fall banner
This little pom pom banner takes minutes to make, but is the perfect textural addition to any set of mini banners!
- Embroidery floss
- Pom poms
Use the needle to thread together the pom poms on the floss. Space the pom poms apart before hanging as a set of DIY fall banners.
diy fall banners
These look great all layered together! Make one or make five, but make some to add to your fall decor!