Patriotic Scrappy Fabric Bunting TUTORIAL

Happy Monday! Hope you had a nice weekend and got to spend some time with the wonderful dads in your life!

Today I am introducing this month’s kit for the Monthly Craft Kit Club! Its a patriotic Stars & Stripes Scrappy Fabric Bunting that is so cute and super easy to make!

Scrappy Fabric Bunting

patriotic fabric buntingSo festive and fun! I added this cute bunting to my 4th of July Mantel and it looks great! Its the final touch it needed.

Need an idea for a craft to do with kids now that they’re on Summer Break? This bunting is very kid friendly! Your kids can help tie on the fabric and will have a blast deciding the order of the fabric.

June Craft Kit

fabric bunting craft kitThis is what comes in the Stars and Stripes fabric bunting kit: 7 fabrics coordinating patriotic fabrics and 90″ of cotton rope. To complete the kit, all you need is scissors/rotary cutter and matches or fray check.

And as always, I’ll show you how to make the kit whether or not you decide to buy one!

How to Make a Scrappy Fabric Bunting

how to make a fabric bunting

  1. Supplies: Stars and Stripes Craft Kit or 42″ of coordinating fabric, 90″ cotton rope, fray check/match, and rotary cutter/scissors.
  2. Cut the selvage off each piece of fabric.
  3. Cut your fabric into 1″ strips the long way. {so that your fabric measures 1″ x 43″ approx}
  4. Then cut your 1″ strips into 10″ lengths so that they measure 1″ x 10″. {You’ll have a couple inches excess}
  5. Determine what order you’d like your fabric strips in. This is the order I did to make a scrap fabric banner
  6. Using a match or fray check, finish both ends of the rope. I used a match to singe the ends of mine. {sorry for the order of the images being flip flopped in the image above!} ***Note: if children are helping with this craft, do not let them do this step.
  7. For each piece of fabric, fold in half and then place under the rope and pull the 2 ends through the loop as shown.
  8. Pull tight.
  9. You’ll want your first piece of fabric about 6″ away from the end of the rope. BUT you will have extra strips, so you could go all the way to the end if you’d like. I like to leave a little at the end without fabric because it makes it easier to tie or hang up.
  10. Push the strips together as you go. There are extra fabric strips in the kit so you can bunch them up tight or spread them out and you’ll have enough for your bunting.

patriotic fabric buntingThere are so many ways to use these cute fabric buntings! You can put them on mantels, doorways, stairways, banisters, shelves, windows, doors, or even just on the wall with a grouping of frames! Very easy to decorate with and they are not breakable. Which is always a plus when you have kids :)

Craft Kits

fabric bunting craft kitThis month, I was lucky enough to have The Ribbon Retreat come on board to help me prepare and distribute this kit. Which means, we can ship internationally! yay!!

***You can purchase the Stars and Stripes Fabric Bunting Kit here.***

happy crafting! linda

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More 4th of July Craft Ideas:

Wooden Stars and Stripes Sign

Red Mason Jar Tutorial

Patriotic Jello Push-up Pops

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1
    Bonnie Smith

    I think this would work for border around my bulletin boards at school. It will be easy to store and last for ever! ☺

  2. 2

    Cute idea! I can see using themed fabric for different holidays. Thanks, can’t wait to try it out.

  3. 3
    Eva Scott

    I really {heart} this!! Thanks for the tutorial!

  4. 4

    I ordered this kit and it came today. i am very excited to put it together. so simple. i like
    simple things. thanks for putting this together!!

    1. 4.1

      Thank you, Sherry!! I like simple and easy crafts too! Have fun putting it together! :)
      happy crafting,

  5. 5

    Your scrappy fabric bunting is adorable. I shared it on my 4th of July favorites with a link back. Thanks so much!

  6. 6

    This is just adorable! And so easy! I saw it on pinterest and was immediately drawn to the fabrics. Are you able to share what designer this fabric is from? I am making tiered ruffle dresses for my girls and just love how these prints complement each other!

  7. 7
    Angela Gwartney

    Just got my kit in the mail and cannot add this to my other patriotic decor for the Fouth!. The fabrics are so cute together. Here’s to a afternoon of crafting!
    Angela G

  8. 8
    Wanda Finch

    I think these would make cute window valances. You would need to lengthen the strips and assemble on a spring tension rod. I plan to try this for the window in my clinic.

  9. 10

    I just finished putting this together for my house. So excited to get some festive decor. How did you hang it to your fireplace?

  10. 11

    Linda, This is adorable! I love anything that helps me thin out my stash of fabrics…. being a quilter for the past 15 years has gotten out of control.. the collection of fabric that is. again thank you for your clever idea :)

  11. 12

    Trop jolie ! Merci beaucoup !!!!!

  12. 13
    Jennifer Pickett

    Hi Linda!
    What size is the cotton rope? Trying to order online in bulk for a moms’ group. Thanks!!

  13. 14

    I love this not only for independence day but I’m thinking I could use it and make something cute for my future sister-in-law’s bridal shower. Just use her colors.

  14. 15

    Can you tell me how many 1×10″ strips you use on each 90″ rope?