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accordion bunting: three easy looks

It’s accordion week around here – Hooray! After making my favorite accordion hats last month, I just could not stop folding paper. It is so easy, and a bit addicting. I thought it would be fun to do a short series on the different festive projects we can make with accordion paper. This week I’ll be sharing a pretty little something – that’s folded – every day.

To start us off… bunting! Here are three simple ways to make different bunting using accordion folded paper. A perfect last minute fall decor piece when done in black and dirty white, or a great transition to the holidays with more celebratory colors.

Simple fold accordion bunting is the most basic piece. To make this bunting cut a 12×12 piece of paper in half, then fold the paper back and forth accordion style (for complete accordion folding directions, see this post). Fold the final paper in half and score with a ruler. Use a small dot of glue to secure the two inward sides together and hang from the middle with string.

Fan fold bunting is a pretty, and more full take on the original  To make this bunting fold a full 12×12 piece of paper into an accordion line. Then fold in half and score with a ruler. Use glue to attach the two inward sides together. Cut a small slit (about 1/2 an inch) on both outward slits and connect them side by side together with glue. Hang from the bunting back with tape, or run a string along the backside to tie up.

Book bind bunting has a sweet and delicate twist to it. Use it to easily adorn a mantel, or even a crib side, this season. To make the book bind bunting cut a 12×12 paper in half and accordion fold each side. Take the bottom portion and fold inward about 1/2 an inch. Secure with a staple or glue, then fan out the top portion of the folded strip. Hang by tying a string around the folded portion of the bunting.

So there you have it, three ways with accordion folded bunting. All with different looks, but equally pretty and any of them an easy last minute solution to your next party.

Photography done in collaboration with Erin Holland.


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