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Jack-O-Lantern Bunting!

This bunting ticks all the boxes: easy and low cost (a winning combination!!), great for children of all ages and a free printable to bring it all together! At Halloween we decorate the front of our house, kitchen and living room.  But I know a house full of bats and a steaming cauldron is not for everyone!! Combining this jack-o-lantern bunting with a pumpkin and a bowl of treats is enough to set a Halloween scene!

Pumpkin bunting

You will need:

  • Four orange and three black card flags* (I bought mine ready made from Tiger).
  • Four green card strips – 1cm wide x 8cm long.
  • The Simple Owl ‘jack-o-lantern face’ printable, download here.
  • String or ribbon long approx 2m long.
  • Hole punch (borrowed from my drawer and no where to be found at time of photo!)
  • Glue stick (such as Pritstick).
  • Sellotape.
  • Scissors

*To make your own flags click here for a template.

What you need halloween bunting

  1. Cut out the four individual jack-o-lantern faces. Using the glue secure in place on the four orange flags.
  2. Roll one end of the green card into a spiral and release to form the vine.
  3. Using glue secure 2cm of the vine to the back of the orange flags.
  4. Punch a hole in the top corners of all seven flags.
  5. Starting with a jack-o-lantern, insert the string into the first hole (top left corner), front to back.  Then bring the string through the second hole back to front.  Next add a black flag the same way and continue until all the flags are on the string.
  6. Lay the flags face down on a table, leaving a 5cm gap between each flag. With a small piece of Sellotape secure the string to the rear of the flag. This will stop the flags from sliding out of position.

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You are all done and ready to hang your spooktacular bunting!!!

pumpkin bunting Happy Halloween! 🙂