Saturday, May 26, 2012

No Sew All Weather Outdoor Bunting

My husband made me this awesome pergola swing for my Mothers Day/Birthday present.  I am in love with it!!! Didn't he do a GREAT job??
I thought it might need a festive touch since our patio has lots of color.

I thought a bunting would be great on the pergola but I didn't really want a fabric one.  So, I put my thinking cap on and thought why not use  reusable shopping bags.  They come in fun colors and are water proof.  I went shopping and I found lots of fun ones and decided on these three.

The two end ones were from Pier One and the middle one is from TJ Maxx.  I also found some really cute ones from Dollar Tree which I didn't use for this project but will for something else.

I got on my silhouette machine and cut out 3 different bunting shapes.
(I did not cut the scallops on the pointed one.I just made them straight)

I cut my bags a part and then traced the template onto the bag.
I then cut them all out. 
I used ribbon to hang mine on.  I thought about bias tape, but didn't have any. 
 Then you just hot glue them onto the ribbon and hang.  Pretty easy!!

And here are my adorable granddaughters enjoying G-ma's new swing with her fun bunting!

Here is my swing with my other lawn furniture.

(I know that table needs some love.  It's on my list to do this weekend.  I see a fun bright color!)
If you are interested in the plans for the pergola swing email me at and I can email the link to you.
Enjoy your family this weekend!!

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Colleen said...

What a fantastic idea! I was just thinking about making some fun bunting for an outdoor show I have coming up. You've inspired me...Thanks!

Wendy @thefoodwarandothertales said...

That is the greatest idea! Everytime I go to the store I use a reusable bag, but now I have sooo many, and I can't bear to part with them. This is a great idea to hang onto them! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

cheapcraftymama said...

Absolutely love this, I need to make one! Thanks for sharing at Pin It and Win It! said...

Wendy so glad I could inspire you! Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment.

Printabelle said...

What a kind husband! And the colorful bunting really makes it special! Thanks so much for sharing at my party!

susan@avintagefarmwife said...

Very Clever! I can just imagine the fun times you will have with your family on your deck.

Susie @Bowdabra said...

Barb- you know this is totally awesome, right? lol Seriously. This is a project I will be recreating.

Thank you so much for linking up in our Saturday Showcase this past week! We were thrilled to have you and hope that you stop back in on Saturday and link up more crafty ideas!

Have a super weekend!
Susie at Bowdabra

Susie @Bowdabra said...

BTW, your pinterest link only goes to pinterest but not to your page. So I can't follow you! lol

Tani@Tagana Rose said...

I just dicovered your blog from over at Tatertots and Jello!!
What a gorgeous pergola swing! And I love the colourful bunting you have created- very inspiring!!
Best wishes from Australia, Tani:)

Claiming Our Space said...

I think I need to whip up a couple of these and hang them in the garden. It will make it more colorful and maybe keep away the birds and other critters. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday! said...

Susie, thank so much for visiting and commenting. Also, thanks for the heads up on Pinterest link. I fixed it. Not sure how that happened, but it's fixed now. Thanks again!

Six Sisters said...

The bunting is so cute and looks fun hanging out with your furniture. We are so glad you joined our "Strut Your Stuff Saturday". We love to see all of the great recipes and ideas!! Thanks and we hope to see you again next week! -The Sisters

{northern cottage} said...

cute cute cute - LOVE that they can withstand the outdoors and still looks so stinkin great! And to use all those GREAT but wonderfully cheapo bags - whoohoo!

The Enchanted Bath said...

Just beautiful! Hey, where did your husband find the plans for this pergola swing? I would love to have someone build one for me :-)

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