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Decorations made from plastic bags!
It was coming up to my birthday and i was having a party at home with friends coming round. I was decorating the house when i ran out of decorations and had the idea to make my own ones!

Posted by Shazziiee from Colchester, England, United Kingdom • Published See Shazziiee's 25 projects »
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  • How to make bunting. Plastic Bag Decorations - Step 1
    Step 1

    Grab a load of plastic bags in lots of different colours. My favourite ones are the H&M bags.

  • How to make bunting. Plastic Bag Decorations - Step 2
    Step 2

    On a piece of card draw a template of the flags you want and cut it out.

  • How to make bunting. Plastic Bag Decorations - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cut along the seam of the bag and cut the handles so you can lay it flat to draw on.

  • How to make bunting. Plastic Bag Decorations - Step 4
    Step 4

    Draw your templates on the bag. make sure you use as much space as you can and don't waste the bag. ( I know I didn't in this picture but i did with the others! Some bags make about 20 flags.)

  • How to make bunting. Plastic Bag Decorations - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut out all the flags.

  • How to make bunting. Plastic Bag Decorations - Step 6
    Step 6

    Repeat this with lots of other different bags. Here I have a swag shop bag (yellow one). A game bag (purple and white). A blue bag (dunno where that came from). A thorntons bag (white). A H&M bag (dark green) and a M&S bag (light green).

  • How to make bunting. Plastic Bag Decorations - Step 7
    Step 7

    Grab a flag and put a strip of glue on the edge of it.

    Sorry about Kristen Stewart being in the background, i was using a magazine to save the table from being mucky.

  • How to make bunting. Plastic Bag Decorations - Step 8
    Step 8

    Fold the edge down and hold it so you know it will dry.

  • How to make bunting. Plastic Bag Decorations - Step 9
    Step 9

    Make sure you leave a gap so you can put the string through.

  • How to make bunting. Plastic Bag Decorations - Step 10
    Step 10

    Do this with all the others.

  • How to make bunting. Plastic Bag Decorations - Step 11
    Step 11

    Tie a knot in the end of the string and start threading all the flags on. I did all mine in patterns.

  • How to make bunting. Plastic Bag Decorations - Step 12
    Step 12

    Once they are all on you will have beautiful decorations to hang anywhere you want!

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