Bunting was originally made from a wool fabric and manufactured at the start of the 17th Century . The Royal Navy use it as signal flags and the officer responsible for raising the bunting was known as Bunts and still this term is used today.
Today bunting is a term for any festive decoration made of fabric, plastic or even card board.
The typical forms of bunting are lengths of colourful triangular flags that are joined with string or ribbon.
Bunting is a nostalgic part of our heritage and has been used for many events. With street parties and fairs it makes an announcement to the local area of the intended event.
It seems the perfect partner for picnics and barbecues.
Bunting is really easy to make and is great for using up old fabric, clothes and tea towels.
With a little patient cutting of the fabric into flags and tying them on to a string, cord or ribbon it is a fun way to get the whole family involved. Dress your garden from pillar to post or fence to the tree.
Bunting can be used indoor and outdoors and can be created in many different styles. With a shabby chic style use worn fabrics that have pretty flowers and ditzy patterns.
With a Nautical theme the union jack or royal blues look super.
Use white lace bunting for a shabby chic or vintage style wedding.
With the country style check fabrics work well or take a look at our selection.
Whether you chose to buy or make your own , in no uncertain terms bunting will add a vintage look to the proceedings.