How to make Halloween bunting

Magic up a fang-tastic DIY Halloween bunting set with Kirsty Hartley’s easy step-by-step guide – complete with glitter stars, spooky bats and colour-popping pom poms

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How to make Halloween bunting

String up bats, glitter stars and pom poms to make this easy Halloween bunting using our free templates and step by step instructions.



You Will Need

  • Felt (Black felt: 40x35cm (12x18in) and Orange felt 20x25cm (12x18in))
  • Fabric (Glitter fabric – 35x15cm (12x6in))
  • Bondaweb (80x43cm (32x17in))
  • Strong thread (3.5m (4yds), for hanging), Or you can use fine ribbon
  • Yarn (For the pom poms)
  • Pom pom maker, Optional
  • Basic sewing kit
  • Thread (For sewing your bunting together)

Total time:

Cutting out

Step 1

Following the manufacturer’s instructions, press the Bondaweb to the WS of the black felt piece. Leave the paper backing attached for now.

Step 2

Cut this black felt piece into two pieces measuring 20x25cm (12x18in) for the bats, and 35x15cm (12x6in) for the stars. Now carefully peel off the paper backing.

Step 3

Press the orange felt onto one of the black felt pieces.

Step 4

Press the glitter felt onto the other black felt piece.

Step 5

From the orange piece cut three bats using the template.

Step 6

From the silver glitter piece cut four stars using the template.

Assembling your DIY Halloween bunting

Step 1

Make pom poms that measure 4cm (158in) in diameter using the pom pom maker, following the manufacturer’s instructions.

Step 2

Arrange your bunting shapes and pom poms, spacing them approx 15cm (6in) apart.

Step 3

Use a large needle to sew alternate shapes onto thread or thin ribbon, working the needle beneath the surface on the WS.

How to make halloween bunting step 2

Step 4

Tie loops at either end of your bunting so you can easily hang it up at home.


How to make halloween bunting and bucket

Enjoyed this DIY? Good news – it’s part of a set! Find out how to make a Trick or Treat bucket to match in our sister tutorial by Kirsty Hartley, or try our other Halloween Craft Ideas.