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Pottery Barn Inspired No-Sew Halloween Bunting

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Pottery Barn Inspired No-Sew Halloween Bunting | DIY Halloween Bunting | “Trick-or-Treat” Halloween Bunting | Free Pattern | Easy Halloween BuntingTwo years ago I spotted a darling little bunting in the Pottery Barn Kids Halloween catalog. Back then, I was just starting out on this little thrifty journey of mine, and as tempted as I was to order it, I decided it would be far more cost-effective to purchase the materials and make my own rather than pay the crazy price they were asking (I think it was around $60 or so.)

Pottery Barn Inspired No-Sew Halloween Bunting Photo Credit: Pottery Barn Kids, 2010

So I headed to Jo-Ann’s and picked up 2 fat quarters of orange and black fabric with the best of intentions. And then Halloween came and went and I never seemed to get around to it. Then another Halloween came and went, and although more than once I pondered making my bunting, the thought of sewing all those little triangles and rickrack stopped me every time.

But then a few days ago I stumbled across this post about ironing freezer paper to fabric to wrap banana bread and I had an epiphany! I could make my bunting without sewing it at all!

And so I did. Here’s how:

DIY Halloween Bunting

1. First I ironed 2 pieces of freezer paper to the back of both colors of fabric. I was very careful to make sure there were no wrinkles and that it was stuck down everywhere.

“Trick-or-Treat” Halloween Bunting

2. I used my paper cutter to cut a 4.5″ x 7″ triangle template out of card stock. I then traced the triangles onto the freezer paper and cut them out using a very sharp scissors. I cut out 7 orange triangles and 6 black triangles. (I keep one pair of special scissors only for cutting fabrics.)

Free Pattern

3. Starting with the center (orange) triangle, I hot glued the triangles face down onto one half of a 1″ black ribbon, alternating black and orange and working my way to the ends. I then folded over the black ribbon and glued it down to the backs of the triangles. (Note:  Normally, if I were making a paper bunting, I would have sewn the triangles in place and had I not been trying to make this a completely no-sew project, I probably would have done that here. I tend to like the look of the white stitching on the black ribbon. For more details on how to do that, check out this post.)

Easy Halloween Bunting

4. Once the triangles were glued in place, I flipped over the bunting and used a thin stream of hot glue to attach the black rick rack to the orange triangles, trimming them to fit with my sharp scissors.

Pottery Barn Inspired No-Sew Halloween Decoration

5. I used my word processing program to create letters spelling the words “trick or treat,” then printed them onto some printable iron-on transfer paper I had on hand. I then ironed the transfer paper to a piece of white felt, then carefully cut out the ovals with my sharp scissors and hot glued them in place. If you would like to make this project you can download my letter template so you don’t have to create your own

After we hung the bunting Princess and I decided that we needed to add a few other Halloweeny accents to our hutch to finish off the look, so we scrounged up a few other items from the Halloween bin and around the house, and in the end, even though it didn’t look exactly like the inspiration photo, and even though Husband told me it was WAY too early to put up Halloween decorations, we loved how it all turned out. 🙂

DIY “Trick-or-Treat” Halloween Bunting

Free Pattern for Easy Halloween Bunting

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So what do y’all think? Have you started decorating for Halloween already? Where do you find your spooky inspiration?

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  1. Denise
    September 21 at 09:21AM

    That turned out SO cute! I love it! The whole display is just perfect. Great job!

  2. Anna
    September 21 at 10:59AM

    I love it all! The mason jars are soooo cute, I am totally stealing that idea! 🙂

  3. Faith
    September 21 at 03:36PM

    I think your version looks better than the PB one!

  4. September 21 at 10:49PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE. You’ve inspired me to get decorating when I get home. I’m having lots of fun at FitBloggin…not the same without ‘my girls’ though. 🙁 xo, Jessica

  5. Claire
    September 22 at 02:09AM

    VERY adorable!!! I love it! I usually decorate for Fall first and then add in Halloween decor starting 10/1 but this certainly makes me want to start early!! Love it!!

  6. September 24 at 08:26AM

    Oh, it’s darling!! My goal was to do one of those for my niece’s wedding shower…um….that was in July. 😉 Now my goal is to do one for the fall. 😉 ISn’t the freezer paper on fabric the best thing ever? Yours is as good as PB!

  7. September 27 at 09:03AM

    I’m hosting an It’s Fall Y’all ~ Linky Party. I would love for you to share this, and any other Fall projects you have! Hope to see you there 🙂

  8. August 12 at 10:49PM

    This is so adorable! It looks great! Thanks so much for sharing!

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