Here's how to make paper bunting for the coronation
There are so many brilliant craft ideas to celebrate King Charles III's coronation on 6 May – and making paper bunting is a great way to decorate your home ahead of watching the ceremony.
Our step-by-step tutorial takes you through how to make paper bunting – it's a great craft to do with kids to get them ready to celebrate King Charles. Just make sure to oversee little ones using scissors, or perhaps cut out the diamond shapes for them.
We used red ribbon and red, white and blue paper for our bunting to make it a Union Jack-themed craft, but you can use whichever colours work best with the style of your street party or coronation celebration. You can use either paper or card depending on how stiff you'd like your bunting to be.
This paper craft requires no previous crafting experience and very few materials that you won't already have around your home.
And if you're inspired to make even more bunting, check out our free pattern to make crochet bunting. We've also got a free knitting pattern to knit your own King Charles and brilliant coronation party decoration ideas, like Beefeater peg place settings and coronation serviettes.
What you need
How to make paper bunting
Draw a diamond shape on a piece of card. Folded in half, this will be the size of your bunting. Our diamond was 21cm tall and 15cm wide.
Cut out the diamond shape.
Use the first diamond as a template to cut out as many as you need from the white, red and blue card.
Cut a length of ribbon, as long as you would like your string of bunting to be.
Fold your first diamond in half. Slot the ribbon into the fold and glue the two triangles together around the ribbon.
Repeat the process for as many triangles as you would like on your ribbon.
String up your bunting and enjoy!
Are you throwing a street party to mark the coronation? Share your celebrations with us by tagging @primamag in your pictures on Instagram!
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