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[VIDEO] DIY Patriotic Bunting

Looking for an easy way to incorporate red, white, and blue into your decorations this year? We can help! With a little hot glue and a couple of our favorite patriotic ribbons, we made this easy, no-sew bunting. Let us show you how we did it! 

Here’s How To Make A Bunting Banner

A bunting banner is a fun and festive way to embellish your stairwell, mantlepiece, or even your door frames. In preparation for the 4th of July and Memorial Day holidays, we used a wide, American flag printed ribbon. Feel free to incorporate other wide ribbon prints or patterns and personalize your bunting to fit your festivities. 

Bunting Banner Shopping List:

  • White Jute Cord
  • American Flag Wired Ribbon
  • Extra Wide Jute Fabric Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Sticks / Hot Glue Gun
  • Scissors
flat lay of Paper Mart craft items like ribbons, cord, and a hot glue gun

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Here’s How To Make Your Own No-Sew Fabric Bunting

  1. Using your scissors, trim 12” strips of your jute fabric ribbon and American flag wired ribbon.
  2. Lay your white jute cord flat and using your flag wired ribbon, fold it over your cord and secure it with hot glue. Repeat with each of your fabric ribbon pieces, alternating between a flag pattern and jute ribbon.
    Note: Mind your flag orientation! Make sure the union (stars) is displayed uppermost, to the flag’s own right (observer’s left).
  1. To achieve a uniform shape to your bunting pieces, trim each end with a V-shape point. Repeat with each ribbon end.
  2. Finally, hang and enjoy. Use this bunting to add the perfect finishing touch to your summer décor!
DIY Patriotic banner made of Paper Mart ribbons and cord styled on a mantle

Keep Your Bunting Pristine: Storing & Saving

If you’re looking for a way to save and store your bunting, simply wrap it around a flat, wide piece of cardboard. The flat cardboard shape helps keep your bunting wrinkle-free and ready for the next year!

Looking to decorate for the upcoming summer holidays? Show us how you craft and decorate using our social tag #mypapermart. If you loved this DIY, keep following our blog all year long for craft ideas, tips for small businesses, product features and more!


  1. likesups June 8, 2023

    I also love how you’ve included suggestions for customization, allowing readers to add their personal touch to the project. Whether it’s using different colors, patterns, or embellishments, your ideas inspire creativity and make the bunting even more unique. It’s evident that you’ve put a lot of thought and care into creating a guide that not only produces beautiful results but also encourages individuality and personal expression.

    Thank you for sharing this delightful DIY project! It’s a fantastic way to add a touch of patriotism and celebrate special occasions. I’m excited to try it out myself and decorate my space with some handmade bunting. Keep up the excellent work, and I’ll definitely be exploring more of your blog for creative inspiration!

  2. sheri June 12, 2021

    What a great idea! And thank you for the reminder on how the flag should go!

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