Get Ready for Fall with this Simple DIY Bunting Project

An Easy and Budget-Friendly Way to Add the Colors of Autumn to Your Home

By Gwendolyn Dattage, Macaroni Kid Publisher in St. George, Utah August 27, 2023

Fall is here, and what better way to embrace its cozy charm than by creating a DIY Fall bunting? I am starting to decorate for fall and bunting is one of my favorite do-it-yourself home decorations. 

Bunting is so easy and unlike Halloween or Thanksgiving décor, this bunting is perfect to use throughout Autumn. You can make this simple, budget-friendly bunting project in under an hour with just a few supplies!

Bunting Materials:

  • 35 strips of fabric - About 1 yard of fabric total 1/4 x 12 inches
  • 5 1/2 feet of string or length needed for the space
  • scissors
  • measuring tape

Bunting directions:

  1. Find three to seven pieces of fabric that look good together. Use at least three colors. I used seven. I would use an odd number of fabrics because odd numbers are more aesthetically pleasing. You want colors that will blend into each other and not have one color that stands out.
  2. Cut the fabric into 35 strips total that are 1 1/4 inches-by-12 inches.
  3. Cut a piece of string to fit your space. 
  4. Take the strips of fabric and tie them onto the string, alternating colors until they are all on. Then space them out so they are close together in even increments.
  5. Hang on a bookshelf, mirror, or anywhere you are looking for a little extra fall décor!

That's it! Bunting really is so simple and it's a fun way to add a little fall color to your home without spending a lot of time or money. Happy fall!

Gwendolyn Dattage is the publisher of Macaroni Kid St. George, Utah.