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Scrap Fabric Rag Bunting | Trash to Treasure

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Do you have scrap fabric kicking around? Why not make a scrap fabric rag bunting? It’s easy and will only take a few minutes.

Oh how I love cheap and easy! Cheap and easy projects of course! Case in point, this adorable rag bunting was made entirely of scrap pieces of fabric I already had in my sewing drawer. And let me assure you I do not have a large stash. These were literally scraps out of the one drawer I have for fabric. They also happen to be the only ones that coordinated.

dresser with yellow and cream scrap fabric rag bunting hanging from it

I just love happy accidents.

simple fabric bunting |




rag bunting step 1 cut

1. Make a small cut into fabric about every inch or so. Give or take a half inch.

fabric scraps

2. Pull fabric on either side of cut, tearing strips.


3. If you want a balanced rag bunting and you don’t have an equal number of fabric strips in each fabric, lay out fabric to find a nice balance.

4. Tie jute or hemp cord/string to a chair. Tie other end (I always leave it attached to the ball/roll until I’ve finished so I can judge the length then) to another chair. This step makes it so much easier to do step 5.


5. Starting on one end, tie fabric to cord/string in a simple knot. Repeat for all fabric strips.

wedding rag bunting |

Then simply fluff, hang and enjoy!

Do you like buntings and banners for parties only or for all the time?


Make sure you visit my three talented Trash to Treasure blog friends to see what they’ve come up with this month!

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Jenna – Rain on a Tin Roof


Jamie – So Much Better with Age


KariAnne – Thistlewood Farms

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  1. Katie Goldsworthy says

    I love this! It’s so cute AND uses up scraps! Pinning to the Monday Funday pin board!

  2. Diana says

    I love rag buntings!! And this one is so beautiful! I’m totally digging yellow lately so this is perfect! I’d love to see this project linked up at the DIY Inspired party at my blog. 🙂 Have a great weekend!!

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