DIY Garland Bunting: 25 Free DIY Projects to Make the Sweetest, Prettiest, and Simplest Garlands

Garland bunting has taken the world of baby nursery decorating by storm for the past three years or so, but the garland trend hasn’t gotten tired yet. I hope it never does, because in the mind of this die-hard DIYer, homemade garlands and baby bunting are the ideal way for anyone (no crafty skills necessary) to customize a baby or child’s room. Why? Because making your own garland is simple, inexpensive, and doesn’t require an MFA to add a touch of your own style and heart to the place your kid rests his or her sweet head. What is bunting, you ask? In the US we call them “garlands”, and I’m told the UK and australia prefer the term “bunting” – either way, garland/bunting is simply a series of items hanging from some sort of string. The modern baby bunting trend took off with the traditional flag-shaped pennant garland, but there are so many lovely ways to customize your own garlands (paper flowers, crochet pennants, yarn pom poms, even cupcake liners and coffee filters). I guarantee you will be surprised and delighted by the simplicity and beauty of the 25 Free DIY Bunting & Garland tutorials we’ve rounded up. Now, go check them out and tell me if you can resist immediately grabbing a pair of scissors and getting to work… 

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  • No-Sew Fabric Tassel Garland 1 of 26
    No-Sew Fabric Tassel Garland
    When I shared My New Backyard Reveal, I got so many demands for a tutorial on this fabric tassel garland that I went ahead and whipped one up. Get the free tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Crochet Pennant Garland 2 of 26
    Crochet Pennant Garland
    Get the free tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Tissue Paper Flower Garland 3 of 26
    Tissue Paper Flower Garland
    Get the free tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Paper Heart Garland 4 of 26
    Paper Heart Garland
    Get the free tutorial at How About Orange.
  • Fabric Strip Garland 5 of 26
    Fabric Strip Garland
    Get the free tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Paper Starburst Garland 6 of 26
    Paper Starburst Garland
    Get the free tutorial at Creature Comforts.
  • Lighted Paper Pennant Banner Garland 7 of 26
    Lighted Paper Pennant Banner Garland
    Get the free tutorial at Once Wed.
  • Fleece Pom Pom Garland 8 of 26
    Fleece Pom Pom Garland
    Get the free tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Paper Doily Garland 9 of 26
    Paper Doily Garland
    Get the free tutorial at Spearmint Baby.
  • Anthropologie-Inspired Felt Garland 10 of 26
    Anthropologie-Inspired Felt Garland
    Get the free tutorial at The Sweetest Occasion.
  • Cupcake Liner Garland 11 of 26
    Cupcake Liner Garland
    Genius! Get the free tutorial at Elizabeth Anne Designs.
  • Paper Punch Garland 12 of 26
    Paper Punch Garland
    Get the free tutorial at Cheap Chic Nursery.
  • Crochet Heart Garland 13 of 26
    Crochet Heart Garland
    Get the free tutorial at Design Sponge.
  • Simple Fabric Silhouette Garland 14 of 26
    Simple Fabric Silhouette Garland
    Get the free tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Yarn Pom Pom Garland 15 of 26
    Yarn Pom Pom Garland
    Get the free tutorial from Babble Family Style's very own Liz Stanley at momtastic.
  • Recycled Greeting Card Garland 16 of 26
    Recycled Greeting Card Garland
    And other amazing ways to recycle baby shower cards. Get the free tutorial at Prudent Baby.
  • Mini Fabric Flower Garland 17 of 26
    Mini Fabric Flower Garland
    Get the free tutorial at Once Wed.
  • Straw and Pom Pom Garland 18 of 26
    Straw and Pom Pom Garland
    Get the free tutorial at Elsie Marley.
  • Pinecone Garland 19 of 26
    Pinecone Garland
    Get the scoop at Apartment Therapy.
  • Light & Mirror Sparkle Garland 20 of 26
    Light & Mirror Sparkle Garland
    Get the free tutorial at Apartment Therapy.
  • Polkadot Garland 21 of 26
    Polkadot Garland
    Get the free tutorial at PurlBee.
  • Faux Capiz-Shell Garland 22 of 26
    Faux Capiz-Shell Garland
    Get the free tutorial at The Stories of A 2 Z.
  • Bunny Garland 23 of 26
    Bunny Garland
    Get the free tutorial at Twig & Thistle.
  • Heart Garland 24 of 26
    Heart Garland
    Get the free tutorial at Heather Green.
  • I Love You Garland 25 of 26
    I Love You Garland
    Get the free tutorial at Lovely Indeed
  • The Best DIY Garland Tutorials 26 of 26
    The Best DIY Garland Tutorials
    Tell us which is your ABSOLUTE FAVORITE in the comments, and fill us in on any we missed so we can share them soon!

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