Throwing a strawberry party & need a decoration?
Look no further than this diy strawberry rosette bunting/garland!
Wanna see an accompanying video? Click here.
Display ideas at the end of the tutorial.
- stiff paper for rosettes
- red & green paper for the strawberries
- red & green paper for the bunting flags
- adhesive(s) for the strawberries
- ribbon or string (for securing the rosettes)
- hole punch
- scissors (& maybe a pencil with an eraser)
- optional: cutting machine & accessories (such as Cricut...I used the "Simply Charmed" & "Ribbons & Rosettes" cartridges
Step 1: Rosettes
Make your rosettes.
The written directions are below, but this video on The Fisch Life IGTV channel might help too.
- I used a Cricut to cut out the pieces, but you could also cut them out by hand. Don't rush out & buy one just for this.
- If you end up with different sizes like I did (I wanted to get use out of the paper & there wasn't quite enough on the sheet, plus I guess I input different sizes), don't worry! You fix it.
- If your design has little holes, save those holes as coordinating confetti for the party! You can also cut small pieces form little scraps.
- Fold the pieces accordion-style.
- Glue the pieces together in a strip. Here's where it gets fixed if you have different sized pieces. Just line up the outside/top/decorative edges when you glue them together. The center is getting covered with a strawberry, so it's ok if that part's uneven.
- Hole punch some of the inside/bottom folds & thread the ribbon or string through them.
- Glue the beginning & end of the rosette together to make it into a circle shape.
- Tighten & tie the ribbon in the back. You might need to add extra holes &/or ribbon.
Step 2: Bunting
Now to the bunting/garland part!
- Cut out your bunting triangles. I used some that were already triangle-shaped & just tore them out of the booklet. Consider looking through Christmas packets; you might find some red, green, &/or white patterns that aren't Christmas-specific.
- Punch a hole in each of the "top" corners of triangles. I used a heart-shaped hole punch, because that's what was convenient. :)
- Don't forget to save the punched out holes for confetti!
- Decide how you want the bunting to be laid out.
- Thread the twine through the holes, adjusting as necessary.
There might be some instructions in this part that are a little confusing. This video might help or feel free to ask questions in the comments section of this tutorial.
Step 3: Display & Party
Now all that's left to do is display you decoration!
Here are some ideas:
- on a wall, with a rosette at each end of the bunting
- on a corkboard
- in a tree or bush
- on the front of the dessert table
- in a photo booth
How would you display this bunting?
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