DIY compliment bunting | How About Orange

April 05, 2011

DIY compliment bunting

I've created a downloadable file for making compliment bunting. When you need to tell someone they're super, this might be just the thing. Use it for birthdays, promotions or when your friend is sad. Everybody likes compliments. By the way, your hair looks very nice today.

If you happen to have a Silhouette digital cutter and Adobe Illustrator, it's fun to cut out the letters. (You'll need the Cutting Master 2 Craft ROBO plug-in, available here for Mac and PC. Install it, then open the bunting PDF in Illustrator. Delete the extra pages, then go to File > Cutting Master and cut your triangle of choice.)

Or just print your favorite PDF pages on cardstock and cut them out. Punch small holes in the corners and string the bunting.

The PDF contains six pages—three designs in two colors each. Download the complimentary compliment bunting file right here.

53 comments:

The Needle Shop said...

This has Berna written all over it.

Andrea said...

This is a really cute idea. Thanks for sharing!

Jess said...

TNS: I know. She was my muse.

KillerB said...

I love this so much! Thank you for sharing :)

quiverfull said...

This is awesome! (ive been lurking on your blog for a while... sorry about that. i re-post your stuff often, and reallllly love your style. just thought i ought to say so. :)
keep it coming!
-shawnacy

Holly said...

Oh dear! What a wonderful gift! Thanks so much for sharing--I have a feeling this will be made and hung up for years to come. xoxo

Sara said...

Love it! I'm going to use it this weekend!

Any tips on putting it together once it's printed? It looks like there's a little space between each triangle - are there knots behind there somewhere? Thanks!

storyofandrea said...

Ha - my blog post was about feeling less than enthusiastic about my hair and just having a bad day . . . very funny to write that and then read your post IMMEDIATELY after. :) Thanks!

LionessLady said...

Love this! Thanks so much for sharing!

Jeanee said...

Awesome!

Grandma G said...

Why, thank you! And here I thought I was having a BAD hair day!

Mum

Jess said...

Hey there, Sara. No knots—I just threaded the string in and out of the holes. The string goes behind each triangle.

Lavender Playground said...

This is fantastic, just what i needed! Thanks a bunch!

Hello, I'm Emily Clare. said...

this is darling! i love it. thank you!

Rachel @ A Cupcake for Moose said...

Lovely!!! And kind. :)

Grrambo said...

You totally put a bird on it! :)

Jess said...

I succumbed to the Portlandia influence. The whole time I kept hearing a voice in my head saying "Put a bird on it!" I blame you. :)

kompromisslostoll said...

So awesome! I'd love to print it out immediately :-)

Kyleigh said...

Lovely idea! Thank you!

Carola said...

What a great idea! Thank you so much for developing and sharing it. I will have to run and buy some stronger paper to print it out for my friend's birthday next week!

Paula said...

I was feeling grumpy and under appreciated today. Decided to cut and make and leave them in my room. Even though I'm saying it to myself- it certainly made me feel better thank you SO much :D

Peony and Thistle said...

Thanks for this! A lovely idea.

jenni said...

Why, yes. Yes I am fab. Always. (Even when I don't feel like it.)

Jess said...

Precisely.

CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 4 post on Apr. 06, 2011. Thanks again.

Cleo Fitzgerald said...

thank you ... this is just what i needed to pick me up ... you rock!!

Chiara said...

I'll use them for an 18th Birthday party next week. Thank you! Chiara

Anonymous said...

really cure :) what font is that?

leelee said...

These are so cute!!! thank you!

Kelley said...

A friend and I really needed some positive affirmations, and here they are!!! thank you! they are printing right now!

RedSewingBox said...

Thank you for sharing it, is what I needed for my friend's party

Stuart and Kimber said...

very cute. We all need more of the 'no reason at all' buntings

Mrs Peabod said...

Love this tutorial. Have just bought a Silhouette machine so this will be my first project. Have posted about your tutorial on my blog, hope you don't mind, but I love all the paper craft projects you do.

Anonymous said...

Or a banner that proclaims that you are fully and completely and joyously you and that is completely and wonderfully just enough.

McCheeks Mayhem said...

how nice - thanks for that

McCheeks Mayhem said...

how sweet, thanks for that

Larissa said...

(patting hair) Thanks! I like your shirt.

Jess said...

Larissa, thanks! This is my favorite shirt.

Anonymous, the font is MEgalopolis Extra, available free right here. I doctored it up in a couple places and knocked out the counters (holes in the letters).

Shannon said...

You always have such great ideas! Thank you for this. I'm making them for my kids. They'll love it.

Noblekatt said...

any suggestions for making this without the equipment reccomended??
Jenn Post
noblekatt(at) hotmail.com

Jess said...

Cut the letters painstakingly by hand with an X-acto knife, or just print the colored pages, trim out the triangles with a scissors, and call it a day.

Tara said...

love it! some encouragement during a dreary day.

Shala Kerrigan said...

That's just wonderful. Thank you so much.

Stephanie said...

Love it! I'm going to hang one up in the staff room at my kids' school for Teacher Appreciation Week.

Amanda @ Frills and Frolic said...

You are fab for sharing these!

Thanks & I have featured them in my cinco de mayo round up!

Amanda

www.frillsandfrolic.blogspot.com

Marta said...

This is great! Thank you! Best regards!
Marta from Barcelona, Spain

Nicole {Wonderful Joy Ahead} said...

I used this for a subtle backdrop at a baby shower I hosted last weekend, and now it's hanging in my daughter's room. Thanks for sharing it!

http://wonderfuljoyahead.blogspot.com/2011/08/les-room-tour.html

Lindsey Spitz said...

Thank you so much for sharing this. It is a beautiful thing. I've linked to it on my blog

http://momsempowered.wordpress.com/

Thanks again!

Romaine said...

LOVE it!

savvychic said...

Thank you for sharing this lovely bunting Jess. Would you mind if I pinned it on my board on Pinterest? (And any other sweet things from your blog). I will pin back to the original post.
Please let me know at adashofjoy(at)bigpond(dot)com
Kym

Su said...

You inspired me to create a paper bunting with words of encouragement on it. Here are pics:

http://www.susoutter.com/2012/10/words-of-encouragement-paper-bunting.html

I shared where I got the idea from and linked to your post so my readers could print out your downloadable file. Thanks so much for that!!

Jessica Jones said...

Yours looks sweet, Su! Love the rainbow effect!

Jules said...

Thanks for this. Perfect for friends right now.

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