Saturday, 20 November 2010

DIY baby shower clothesline bunting

So, you'd like to make some clothesline bunting for a baby shower? You've come to the right place.

What you'll need:
A pencil
Mini wooden clothes pegs

1. Choose a colour scheme. 

This baby shower was for a baby boy (well, the party itself was for the mother, but she was expecting a boy) so I chose some patterned paper which would work for a baby boy colour scheme and used those colours: blue, green and orange.

[Tip: by choosing the colours within a patterned paper, you don't have to think so hard about whether your colours will work with each other or not. It's a lazy way of picking a colour scheme, but it works.]

2. Once you've got your colour scheme and chosen your papers, you'll need a template to draw around. I've uploaded a PDF here which you can download and print. Cut your template out of card so that it is sturdy enough to draw around.

3. Draw around your templates on the back of the patterned paper. I went with bodysuits, bibs and nappies (diapers). I chose to stick to white nappies to break up the colour a bit. But you can do whatever you like - it's your bunting.

4. Cut out your shapes.

5. When at the baby shower venue, put up the string.

6. Once it's secure, arrange your paper shapes and attach them with mini wooden pegs.

7. Stand back and admire your handiwork.

This is so simple to make and so pleasing to look at and it could easily be used at future baby showers. It would be really straightforward to adapt the colour scheme.

This has got me thinking about the next baby shower, which will be after Christmas. That shower is also for a boy but I'm trying to think of a completely different colour scheme (all ideas welcome)...

Hope you're having a great weekend,

Pips :)


  1. It's oh so cute! What a fun idea =D

  2. Just as beautiful in pictures as it was in real life!

  3. im organizing a baby shower by August, & your idea is soooo cute...thank you! Hope to see more of your bunting decors!

  4. Hello I tried to download the pdf with the designs but the link is not working. Can you please put it back on your blog??? I REEEEEEALLLLLYYYY like the idea.

    Thank you!!

  5. Bardzo podoba mi się pomysł. Rewelacja :)