Looking for an inexpensive way to spice up your fall decor? We’ve come up with the cutest fall bunting using only cardstock, a bit of ribbon, decoupage glue and pretty paper napkins.
Since this bunting is made from paper, choose your location wisely. Put it in your she shed or under a protective tree or back porch. This will also be a festive addition to your front-of-house decor on Halloween night.
12 sheets 8 x 10 cardstock
10 feet of string/ribbon
Six 6.5 x 6.5 napkins, two complementary fall designs
Decoupage glue (we used Mod Podge)
Step 1. Cut a template for the bunting out of cardstock. Make an 8 x 8 inch square, then cut diagonally from the right top end to the middle of the right bottom and same for the left side to form a triangle.
Step 2. Place a sheet of cardstock on a flat surface, put the template on top and outline the shape, then cut it out to form the backing for your napkin art.
Step 3. Cut a piece of string or ribbon long enough to hang 10 to 12 eight-inch-wide triangles with three inches of space in between each one. Allow eight inches of surplus string on each end to mount the bunting.
Step 4. Use the same template to cut out your napkins. Unfold each napkin to its full flat size. You will need 10 to 12 of these to place on top of each of the cardstock triangles. Each napkin should yield two triangles.
Step 5. Remove the back unprinted layer of the napkin, if there is one.
Step 6. Apply a thin layer of a decoupage glue (Mod Podge) with your brush to each of the cardstock triangles, one at a time. Add one of the triangle napkins to it carefully; once it is completely covering the cardstock triangle apply a thin coat on top of the triangle napkin with your brush, repeating this until all the cardstock triangles are covered with the napkin designs.
Step 7. Let dry outside. Once dry, spread out the string and place each triangle on the string. Begin eight inches from end of string and space triangles three inches apart. Adhere each triangle with a glue gun. You should have about eight inches of string remaining on the other end.
Step 8. Hang your bunting loosely so it swags a bit; use tape or hooks depending on the surface.