Monday, October 22, 2012

Burlap Candycorn Bunting!

This is another fast, fun Halloween craft you can do with your kiddos.

And unlike the paper plate bunting (which is also way cute and fun to do with your kids BTW), this burlap swag will last for years to come! 

We simply cut triangle pennants from burlap and painted them using tempera paint.  I did this project last year with Sheep and it was very simple for her to do.  I just love the vibrant colors of the candy corn!

The paint will bleed through to the back side, but we simply waited a few minutes for the front side to dry and them flipped them over and painted the backs.  And the bleed-through actually made it very easy to see where to put the colors on the reverse side.  The paint also seals the cut edges of the burlap and keeps them from fraying - BONUS!!

I used a simple zig-zag stitch to attach the triangles to the jute, but you could hot glue them or punch holes across the top if you don't (or won't - ha!) sew!

Depending on where you plan on hanging your bunting, you might want to do some measuring beforehand to figure out how long you want your swag and then work backwards to figure out how many/what size you want to make your triangles.  I'm a visual person, so the simplest way I have found to do this is just to swag a string across so you can actually see how far down you want it to hang, mark it, then measure your string!  Don't forget to add some length on the ends for tying!

Last year we used it out on our porch for a pumpkin painting party.

But it looks great on the fence as well.  This year it's actually ended up on the banister and it looks cute there too!

Happy Halloween Y'all!!


  1. This is such a cute idea, love it! Thanks for sharing. Visting from Debbiedoos!

  2. LOVE this bunting!!! It is so cute for a kids haloween party! i love that it isnt typically scary as some halloween things go. Thanks for sharing!

    Visiting from Debbiedoos.!

    1. Thanks so much! I just love it too! I made another, but instead of painting I used fabric markers to decorate and then add some lettering, but i had to sew the edges and it's more or less transparent at times in the sun, so it's really better for indoors than out. This one works well either place!