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How to Make a Beautiful Nature Inspired Fabric Bunting for Kids

by Sarah Olmsted
November 29, 2018
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Create a beautiful nature-inspired fabric bunting with just stamps & fabric. Project and post by Sarah Olmsted of Imagine Childhood.

Nature inspired fabric bunting
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At Imagine Childhood, we always like to infuse our crafting with a little nature study, and today’s activity is no exception.

This lovely little nature-inspired bunting is the perfect way to introduce a new subject through a fun craft. This project easily accommodates many different ages and skill levels.

By sewing loops onto the pennants, the bunting can be updated regularly, which also makes it a great addition to any classroom.

Tree with berries

This might mean you have a bunting full of flowers one day, birds the next week, or animal tracks after that.

The opportunities for study and creativity are endless. 

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Want to supercharge your afternoon? Add in a batch of our Tracking Cookies to double down on sweet educational goodness.

Process for creating nature-inspired fabric bunting

Nature Inspired Fabric Bunting

MATERIALS

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Cut triangles

First cut triangles of white fabric that are approximately  8″ wide and about 5.5″ tall.  Cut as many as you’d like on the bunting. Then cut out the same number of triangles from the patterned and colored fabrics but size them up to 8.5″ wide by 6″ tall.

2. Find plants or animals in nature guide

Grab your favorite nature study guides and explore their pages for plants and animals of interest. Learn about where these plants grow, where the animals live, what they eat etc.

Nature stamps for fabric bunting

3. Pick out stamps

Make your own stamps with a DIY stamp kit or grab a few stamps like these.  Alternately, you can paint or draw on your bunting if you prefer.

4. Stamp triangles

Use your stamps to decorate the white triangles of the buntings.

Deer stamped on fabric bunting for kids

5. Sew stamped triangles on decorative backing

When you have all of the triangles decorated, sew them to the alternating colored backing triangles, leaving the edges raw.

Creating loops for fabric bunting

6. Create loop holes

Cut two strips of fabric 3/4″ x 2″ for each triangle. Fold these in half and secure the loops to each side with a few stitches. This is where your ribbon or string will go through.

Stamped Fabric Bunting for Kids

7. Hang bunting

Thread your ribbon or string through the loops and hang your bunting.

*Tips for younger kids: If you have a younger crew, or need something a little more streamlined you can simply cut out triangles of fabric, stamp them and attach them to a ribbon with safety pins or a simple running stitch.

**Additional activities: Try using leaves and flowers or sticks and stones as stamps. Go on a nature hike and collect your favorite shapes and use them to decorate your bunting.

Happy Crafting!

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