Last week, I gave a sneak peek of an area right inside our front door that needed some fall updating. It’s a place where we sit and put shoes on, leave notes, and keep track of activities. So far, I’ve added a Fall Leaf Book Page Wall Art and made an Easy Fall Pillow. The area is headed in the right direction, but the poor gray calendar needed some attention – it needed a Fall Mini Bunting.

Finished Pillow

 Supplies:

  • yellowish cardstock or book pages
  • thin cardboard (I used an old cereal box)
  • pen or pencil
  • painter’s cloth
  • mini clothes pins
  • tacky craft glue
  • small angled brush
  • letter stencils (I used Martha Stewart Craft Glass Adhesive Stencils, Typewriter Alphabet)
  • paint in your fall color choice (I used Folk Art Multi-Surface 2943 Autumn Leaves satin acrylic paint)

Cut out shapes

If you don’t have book pages to use, print out your own on some off white or yellowish cardstock. Set this aside.

Take thin cardboard and draw a template in the shape and size you would like to use for your bunting. For my bunting, I made a large swallowtail shape that measured 2″ x 2 7/8″ and a smaller version that was 1 3/4″ x 2 1/4″. Use the larger template to trace and cut out enough swallowtails needed from the book page paper and the smaller one for the painter’s cloth. The number of cut outs will depend on the word(s) you want on your bunting. For example, if you only plan on having the word “fall” on your bunting, cut out four large and four small shapes. Since I plan on using the bunting on my calendar for the next three months, I cut out 13 large and 13 small shapes for the letters used in each month.

Painting letters

Place your letter stencils on the painter’s cloth. Take a small angled brush and pounce on the paint – try not to load too much paint on your brush or it will seep under the stencil.  Letters I made – 1 “S”, 3 “E”, 1 “P”, 1 “T”, 1 “M”, 1 “B”, 1 “R”, 2 “O”, 1 “C”, and 1 “D”. With these letters, I’ll be able to spell out SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER, and DECEMBER.

Glue down swallowtailGlue the painter’s cloth letters onto the book page shapes. We’re almost there!

Letters pinned to twine

For permanent lettering, hot glue the letters to the twine. If you want to be able to change out the letters, use mini clothes pins to clip them onto twine.

Close-up of bunting

Fall Bunting Collage

You’re done! Now all you need to do is hang your mini fall bunting in your desired spot. Oh, I also changed out the calendar color by covering the inside backing with a green plastic table-cloth and added some fall leaves.

Completed Fall Entry - Mini Fall Bunting tutorial

How does it look? Do I need to add anything else?

See how I made the Easy Fall Pillows & Fall Leaf Book Page Wall Art too.

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25 Comments

  1. I love this! It is so cute. Thank you for linking up to The Creative Exchange! We will be featuring your project this week.
    xo, Laura

  2. I love it! I need to do that to my calendar. For me, I would pull the string a little tighter so the word didn’t hang so low and you could see the first week on the calendar. I like to write in those spaces!

  3. Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on KitchenDreaming.com ! I hope to see you there!

  4. Love bunting banners!! I was just thinking I see all these shops that sell them, but why not DIY one!! Next project on my list! Found you from the Weekend Retreat link up, love your pillow too!

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