bunny book page bunting

I love to decorate with banners, garlands, and buntings!  They are so simple to string along a mantel or hang in a window, or add some extra fun to a birthday celebration by anchoring a mini bunting to the cake.  So many possibilities…

Many stores sell pre-made banners these days.  Last month, I found an adorable canvas shamrock bunting at Target for under $5.  I have also purchased basic banners at Party City and added my own embellishments to personalize them.  However, it is very simple to create one of your own design.

The idea for this bunting started with a stack of books I was going to donate to the local library.  I thought it might be fun to create a bunting using the pages from one of the books.

bunny book page bunting | polka dots and picket fences

I used the following supplies, most of which I already had in my craft room (isn’t it nice to use what you have on hand instead of going out to the craft store)…

string or twine

buttons

glue dots

coordinating card stock

double sided adhesive squares

pages from an old book

mini clothespins

bunny template (found online)

bunny book page bunting | polka dots and picket fences

I started by using a pattern from my Hippity HOP banner to trace the shape on the book pages.

bunny book page bunting | polka dots and picket fences   bunny book page bunting | polka dots and picket fences

After the book pages were traced and cut, I traced the bunny template on the various colors of card stock and cut them.  I love this card stock that I purchased for this project (yes, I did go to the craft store)…it has a slight texture of raised dots.  It looks like small polka dots.  Of course, I had to buy it!

bunny book page bunting | polka dots and picket fences

After the bunnies were cut, I secured them on the book pages with the adhesive squares.

bunny book page bunting | polka dots and picket fences

bunny book page bunting | polka dots and picket fences

Then it was time to decorate those cute bunnies with some buttons.  I used glue dots to secure the buttons in the middle of each bunny.

bunny book page bunting | polka dots and picket fences

bunny book page bunting | polka dots and picket fences

Now the final part…attach each bunny book page to a piece of string with two mini clothespins.

bunny book page bunting | polka dots and picket fences    bunny book page bunting | polka dots and picket fences

Now it’s ready to hang!

bunny book page bunting | polka dots and picket fences

bunny book page bunting | polka dots and picket fences

Such an easy way to decorate for spring!  This idea could be changed to accommodate any occasion or holiday.  I’m thinking pumpkins, hearts, and birthday cakes…

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