A fantastic addition to any party is a bunting banner. But for a Ballerina or Princess party where all things must be pink and girly to the max, one must take it to the next level. Add lace to a “royal” bunting banner. I call it royal because this shape with the upside down “V’ cut at the bottom reminds me of all the banners from Disney’s Sleeping Beauty. The lace is not really lace it is actually paper doilies found at any party supply store. Craft stores carry them as well.
I will talk about two ways to make this – with a sewing machine, and without a sewing machine. Both are SUPER simple.
Here is what you will need:
2 sheets of 12″x12″ Card stock for 10 Royal Bunting Paper Flags
10 – 4 in. Diameter Paper Doilies
Thread & Sewing Machine -OR- Twine & Glue
Scissors, Paper Cutter or Electronic Cutting Machine
First, cut your flags out of the card stock. To get 10 flags out of 2 sheets of 12″x12″ card stock you will arrange them to look like this:
I used my silhouette cutting machine for these but with all straight lines, it is not hard to cut by hand or with a paper cutter. Make sure your flags are 3.75 inches wide and 6 inches tall.
Fold your paper doilies in half.
For the sewing machine: Place the doily over the top of each flag and set aside in a pile. Set your machine to a wide single stitch . Now feed your flags through the machine leaving about an inch between flags. Sew about .5 inches down from the top of the flag.
For Twine and Glue: Take all of your flags (no doilies yet) and glue the twine to the back of your paper about .5 inches from the top. Then glue the doilies over the top to conceal the twine.
Simple and striking. This banner definitely adds a feminine touch to a classic banner. The tutu wreath pictured can be found in my etsy shop.