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Party pieces: A venue festooned with brightly coloured bunting adds cheer to the event. – Photos and video by LEE MEI LI/The Star
Behold the wonders of the pretty bunting, easy enough
to be made with just paper and twine.
TODAY’S parties are never complete without some cheerful bunting. The trend has seen a surge in recent years, and seems to be going strong still.
For this tutorial, we share how to make simple vintage-inspired bunting by pairing fancy origami paper with elegant doilies and a strand of pompom tape.
Triangular flags are popular, but you can always try other shapes and match them to the party theme along with alphabet cut-out sheets.
Add interest to a plain cake by adorning it with a mini bunting strand with the end coiled around two skewer sticks. Check out our video for a quirky idea on how you can achieve this with masking tape and twine.
Skill level: Easy
Time required: 10 minutes
Stuff you’ll need: Patterned origami paper, pompom tape or twine, paper doilies and glue tape.
1. Fold each piece of origami paper in half, diagonally across.
2. Sandwich the pompom tape between one of the folded origami paper. Leave a longer tail at the start and end of the bunting for tying purposes.
3. Roll glue tape onto the undersides of the paper and press to secure in place.
4. Repeat the previous steps until your bunting is of a desired length. For aesthetic reasons, try leaving a small gap between each of the bunting flags.
5. Fold paper doilies in half and secure with glue tape onto the centre of each flag.
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Lee Mei Li gets her crafty inspirations from making ‘amigurumi’, a type of Japanese crochet doll. Meet her woven whimsies at www.amiguruMEI.com.
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