Bunting Banner Tutorial + GIVEAWAY for my 100th Post!

Wow, can you believe it??  This is my 100th blog post… ONE HUNDRED... I’ve been quite the busy girl!  And you know what that calls for?  A tutorial AND a giveaway, yup!  Celebrate good times, come on!  And what better way to celebrate than by learning how to make your own bunting banner (pennant banner/flag bunting banner/whatever you’d like to call it).  But if you just don’t have the time to make your own or don’t know how to sew, you’re in luck because I will be making one lucky winner their own personalized bunting banner… details on how to enter below!

But first, I just wanted to give a shout out to all my lovely readers!  From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU all so much for being so supportive with your comments.  I truly appreciate each and every comment that you leave, each one just puts a smile on my face!  This blog and you have all pushed me to be more creative with my sewing, photography, cooking, and home design inspirations, I really couldn’t have done it without you!  So here goes my tutorial:

1. Make an paper isosceles triangle template.  Draw a 5″ line.  Mark halfway down the line (2.5″) and draw a point 8″ perpendicular from it.  Draw a line from each of the ends of the 5″ line to the point.  (Like the drawing?  My husband, the engineer, drew it for me!)

2. (For each triangle) Cut two pieces of fabric using your template.  Put the two pieces of fabric, right side together and sew along the sides, keeping the 5″ side open.  Cut the point of the triangle off.  Trust me, it will make you life easier when turning the thing inside out.  Turn inside out.

3. Once you have finished making all triangles, measure out a piece of ribbon and line up your triangle.  Make sure your ribbon extends past the triangles.

4. Fold the ribbon in half and pin the triangles inside of the ribbon.

5. Sew along the ribbon to secure the triangles!

6. Voila! You’re done!  Hang your banner on your porch, over your crafting area, on a boring wall, as a decoration for a party or wherever you please!! πŸ™‚

Hope you enjoyed the picture tutorial, not too bad, eh??  But if you still don’t feel like making your own, here are the…

{Giveaway Details}

I will be making one lucky winner their own personalized 8 pennant bunting banner in the colors of their choosing (fabric choices will be up to me, hope that’s OK with you)!  And I’ll throw in some other random goodies as well, yet to be determined! πŸ™‚

{To Enter}

1. Leave a comment on this blog post with your favorite colors!  (It can be one or it can be many.)

2. (For additional entries) Blog, Twitter, or Facebook about this giveaway and leave a separate comment with each link. If you Twitter, please use @sandyalamode in your tweet so I can track them.  And to make things extra easy, feel free to use this tweet:

It’s a tutorial + GIVEAWAY celebration for the 100th post on @sandyalamode! Enter to WIN a personalized bunting banner! http://bit.ly/9xvn9m

Giveaway ends on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 5:00PM CST. The winner will be chosen by random.org and will be announced on this blog on Friday, June 18, 2010.

Good luck!

Entries for this giveaway have been closed.


  1. June 9, 2010 / 10:19 pm

    Ooo, I love bunting! My favorite color is purple (and right now I’m hosting a gift swap based on favorite colors)

  2. June 9, 2010 / 10:24 pm

    100! woohoo!!

    my favorite colors are robin’s egg blue & yellow! πŸ™‚

  3. June 9, 2010 / 10:25 pm

    tweet tweet!

  4. June 9, 2010 / 10:30 pm

    hey, congrats! i’ve been meaning to make bunting – so cute and festive – and yours is adorable. my favorite colors? well, everything, of course! lately, though, i’ve been loving really deep bold purples, oceany blues, and sharp bursts of red.

  5. June 9, 2010 / 10:34 pm

    congrats!!! i love to wear red because of my fair skin but love to use blue on my designs for its calming effect!

  6. June 9, 2010 / 10:46 pm

    Such a fun giveaway! I will put it on my sidebar!


  7. June 9, 2010 / 10:48 pm

    pick me pick me! i’d go aqua hot pink and yellow!

  8. June 9, 2010 / 11:07 pm

    I love various shades of blue!

  9. June 9, 2010 / 11:49 pm

    YAY!! 100!!!

    pink all the way πŸ™‚

  10. June 9, 2010 / 11:52 pm

    Congratulations Sandy! (and I hope I win) … favorite colors? Right now they’re sea green and sea blue … very light, oceanie colors.

  11. June 10, 2010 / 12:05 am

    Congratulations, Sandy!!! Favorite colors? Burgundy, rose, robin’s egg blue, at the moment anyway! xo

  12. sy
    June 10, 2010 / 12:13 am

    thanks for the tutorial.
    i like purple, green, white, bright red, neutral linen colors, and pink.

  13. June 10, 2010 / 12:31 am

    congrats on 100 posts! My favorite color is blue. I’d say my 2 favorite change between blue/pink and blue/green. Such a great giveaway and a new sewing tutorial for me to try.

  14. June 10, 2010 / 12:48 am

    You know I’m going to wear this around as a belt with a skirt, right? Then on the off days, it’ll be hung on the wall. πŸ™‚

    Favorite colors: red (my initials), turquoise, sea green, yellow, and apple green. I like just about every color.

  15. June 10, 2010 / 4:22 am

    congrats on the 100th post.
    this is the CUTEST way to celebrate!
    you’re so creative. ^_^

    oooo, if i could have one made in
    polka-dotted and/or striped pink, white, black, and gray,
    that’d be perfect!


  16. June 10, 2010 / 5:42 am

    The tutorial looks easy and oh so cute- I need to buy a sewing machine one of these days!

    My favorite colors these days: green (the vibrant green of fresh grass) and teal.

  17. June 10, 2010 / 6:37 am

    The colours are very important at all.
    Pink its my favorite one of this period, meaning:
    Pink is the color of universal love. Pink is a quiet color. Lovers of beauty favor pink.

    i love your flagssss

  18. June 10, 2010 / 7:46 am

    YAY!!!! *throws confetti* How cute is your tutorial, finished product, and giveaway!! Just in general how cute are you πŸ™‚ My favorite color of current is definitely orange like a dark burnt orange but I will always love purple too πŸ™‚

  19. June 10, 2010 / 8:04 am

    Congrats on the 100th post!!! That is AWESOME!! <333

  20. June 10, 2010 / 8:23 am

    yay! congrats for 100 posts and many many more to come!! i adore your fabric bunting! favorite colors of the moment are a dandelion yellow and dusty blue.

  21. June 10, 2010 / 8:31 am

    CONGRATS!! you’ve been a busy girl πŸ™‚ and i must win since i’m awful at sewing and I LOVE THIS!!! oh boy colors I love?? too many to name…yellow, lt blue, choc brown, chartreuse….etc, etc πŸ™‚

  22. June 10, 2010 / 8:38 am

    This is so cute, Sandy! I would love to win a banner cuz I don’t have time to make one right now and you did such an awesome job!

  23. June 10, 2010 / 8:41 am

    My fave colors are turquoise, teal, and khaki but since I am hoping to win this for my older daughter’s room, the room colors are chocolate, baby pink, dark pink, white, and black.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Grace Hester Designs

  24. June 10, 2010 / 9:10 am

    love the tutorial and wish i had the time to make my own. I would prefer to win one that’s already made! : ) and i would love any colors you put together!


  25. June 10, 2010 / 9:16 am

    Ooooo, how fun! Buntings are so dang cute! I like the multicolor ones with a hint of shabby chic in there, too!

  26. June 10, 2010 / 9:29 am

    I love what you have done!! so cute Sandy!!

    I would love to win one!

    my fav colors are turquoise pink and yellow πŸ™‚

  27. Sonja
    June 10, 2010 / 9:33 am

    Congrats, Sandy on your 100th post! Great tutorial and even better that it’s a give-a-way!! πŸ™‚

    I’m still loving the rich colors I used in my wedding: royal blue, fuschia, eggplant, and a splash of bright green πŸ™‚

  28. June 10, 2010 / 9:34 am

    Lovely banner! I love blues, usually boy blues since that’s what I have 2 of!

  29. Lesli C
    June 10, 2010 / 9:44 am

    Thanks for a great giveaway! I love lavenders, yellows and greens! (Daughters nursery!)

  30. Lesli C
    June 10, 2010 / 9:44 am

    Thanks for a great giveaway! I love lavenders, yellows and greens! (Can you tell its for my Daughters nursery ;-))

  31. Lesli C
    June 10, 2010 / 9:44 am

    I love lavenders, yellows and greens! (Can you tell its for my Daughters nursery ;-)) Thanks for a great giveaway!

  32. June 10, 2010 / 9:47 am

    Congratulations on your 100th post πŸ™‚

    (My faves: pink, grey & white)

  33. June 10, 2010 / 10:16 am

    so cute. i love that its a tutorial and you can win it! πŸ˜‰ congrats on your 100th post – your blog is lovely!

    my favorite colors are mustard yellow + gray, which will be my wedding colors πŸ™‚ xo.

  34. June 10, 2010 / 10:25 am

    This is such a sweet little giveaway! Cognrats on 100 posts!!

    My favorite colors are mint green (or any green), yellow, purple, and blue!


  35. June 10, 2010 / 11:57 am

    So pretty!! My fave colors are yellow and grey. Congrats on 100 posts~~~ they’ve all been awesome! =)

  36. June 10, 2010 / 12:09 pm

    well, i won your last giveaway, but i did want to stop by and say congrats on 100 posts! your bunting is so pretty!

  37. June 10, 2010 / 1:00 pm

    what a great giveaway sandy! my fave colors right now are green, yellow, an blue…together! πŸ™‚

    thanks for a chance to win!

  38. June 10, 2010 / 1:22 pm

    You’re so cute! I had thought about making something similar to this for my upcoming nuptials…not sure where though…maybe around the guest book?

    Hey Girlieβ€”I including your City Market Adventure pic in my posting today! So lovely!


  39. June 10, 2010 / 3:35 pm

    Such a fun giveaway! My favorite colors are yellow and light green.

  40. Amy
    June 10, 2010 / 3:49 pm

    I love your site! You inspire me to be crafty! My favorites are green and yellow.

  41. June 10, 2010 / 3:53 pm

    tweet, tweet!!
    cool giveaway!! RT @sandyalamode Are you obsessed with bunting like I am? If so, you should enter my #GIVEAWAY! http://bit.ly/9xvn9m

  42. June 10, 2010 / 4:37 pm

    yay on the 100! that is SOOOO EXCITING! i love seeing how your site has grown and changed in the past few months! i just love mustard yellow!.. or bright colors! πŸ™‚ any color/pattern is cool with me πŸ˜‰

  43. June 10, 2010 / 5:17 pm

    Congrats on getting to #100! This bunting banner is adorable. My favorite colors? Blues and greens. So much so, I sometimes over do it. Yellow too lately.

  44. June 10, 2010 / 5:18 pm

    And I just tweeted about it!

  45. June 10, 2010 / 5:55 pm

    Congrats on the 100th post!! What a great prize – I love the tutorial, too.

  46. Roxanna
    June 10, 2010 / 6:41 pm

    Congrats girl! Here’s to another 100! Your images on your site look waaaaay better on my mac than on my work pc!

  47. June 10, 2010 / 7:23 pm

    Oh congrats!! 100 is such a great accomplishment, but I am sure you will be at 500 in no time πŸ™‚ My favorite colors are definitely the green family – I love pale green, lime green,blue-ish green, and all things green!!

  48. Sarah
    June 10, 2010 / 7:44 pm

    Congrats on 100 posts! Favorite colors? Sea glass colors, greens and blues.

  49. June 10, 2010 / 8:16 pm


    this bunting is TOO COOL!
    i love love love it.
    i’m a wreck with sewing so i would love to win! and my favorite colors are purple, lime green, yellow.

    here’s to the next 100!!!

  50. June 10, 2010 / 8:53 pm

    Yay! That’s amazing. Thank you for the tutorial. I love fabric bunting.

    My favourite colour is pink. But I also love turquoise, aqua, lilac…pastel shades πŸ™‚

  51. aliao
    June 10, 2010 / 10:37 pm

    congrats sandy! my favourite colour is… music, whatever that looks like. miss u!

  52. June 10, 2010 / 10:49 pm

    Happy 100th post Sandy! πŸ™‚ Yipeee.

    Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I love it. I always say my favorite color is pink, but when it comes to clothing I have maybe 5 pieces of pink things in my wardrobe. Weird. I’ve always been a fan of blues.. so I’d have to say my favorite color is Cerulean.

    BIG HUG!

    xx Love & Aloha
    ***Swing by to enter my little Giveaway!

  53. Dani
    June 10, 2010 / 10:56 pm

    I’m girly so I guess my favourite colour would be pink. I love happy colours in general.
    This is a great giveaway btw..congrats on 100th post!

  54. Liz
    June 10, 2010 / 10:57 pm

    My fav colors are summer colors πŸ™‚
    just anything that would make me smile

  55. sang
    June 11, 2010 / 1:19 am

    Congrats! I love soft bright happy colors (not neon).

  56. June 11, 2010 / 9:09 am

    Congrats! How exciting. Right now, I really love yellows. Pale yellows paired with cream and/or gray!

    Happy Friday!

  57. June 11, 2010 / 10:12 am

    100 posts! congratulations! my fave colors are pinks and fuschias and aquas,turquoise and teal!

  58. becks
    June 11, 2010 / 10:24 am

    this is beautiful! i’m tending to love orange, teal, coral, and navy right now. they’re such happy colors!

  59. Steph
    June 11, 2010 / 10:32 am

    aww! congrats! lets see… I have so many favourite colours, but floral pastels are so beautiful!! I think I’ll go with that πŸ™‚ I love your blog!

  60. June 11, 2010 / 11:28 am

    lovely! My favorite colors are blue, red and green πŸ™‚

  61. Line
    June 11, 2010 / 12:07 pm

    It seems that you guessed what I’d love for my birthday (June 17th)! An Americana color theme would be just great for me!
    Thanks for the chance and for the very clear & easy tutorial!

  62. June 11, 2010 / 12:07 pm

    This is so cute, congrats on your 100th post! The first color combo that comes to mind is navy + white – but this would look pretty in any color.

  63. June 11, 2010 / 12:25 pm

    What a cute bunting!! My favorite colors are purples and greys πŸ™‚

  64. June 11, 2010 / 12:49 pm

    I LOVE pink, yellow, orange, and red!!

  65. June 11, 2010 / 1:17 pm

    Very cute bunting! Green and yellow would look sweet in my baby’s room.

  66. June 11, 2010 / 1:59 pm

    Thanks for this – I am trying to make bunting for my (not such a) baby boy’s first birthday in a couple of months. We are going for a circus/carnival red and yellow theme. Hopefully I will win and save the embarassment of my displaying shocking attempts at his party!

    Charlotte xx

  67. June 11, 2010 / 7:07 pm

    Congratulations and thanks for the great tutorial and opportunity to win! My favourite colours are navy, grey-blue…well, any blue really. Also I love a bit of apricot or pale pink thrown in.

    elissa xxx

  68. June 11, 2010 / 9:19 pm

    Congratulations on your 100th post, Sandy! It’s so exciting! I’ve been obsessing over grey and yellow for ages. It’s just such a fantastic color combination!

  69. June 11, 2010 / 11:10 pm

    Love the combination of turquoise and red!

  70. sue
    June 12, 2010 / 2:01 am

    congrats! this is awesome!!! my favorite colors changes all the time, but this season im digging coral red and off white cream~

  71. June 12, 2010 / 7:06 am

    LOOOOOOVE these. Buntings have become the newest rage. I can’t wait to incorporate one into a portrait session. They are just the sweetest things ever–with a hint of nostalgia!. {sigh}

  72. June 12, 2010 / 7:07 am

    ps: blues and greens are my fav combo but anything gender neutral and vintage is right up my alley!

  73. June 12, 2010 / 10:33 am

    what a great idea! I love the looks of these classic yet whimsical banners. my favorite colors would be a grey-ish blue with a creamy yellow. so calming πŸ™‚

  74. June 12, 2010 / 6:41 pm

    Congratulations on 100 posts! The bunting is adorable. I love bunting πŸ™‚ My favorite color is purple, but pink is a very close second.

  75. June 12, 2010 / 6:42 pm

    And I tweeted πŸ™‚

  76. Caroline C
    June 12, 2010 / 10:05 pm

    thank you for the tutorial! I love bunting! my favorite color combination right now is peach and royal/navy blue!

  77. Tiffany W
    June 12, 2010 / 10:54 pm

    This sounds so amazing!
    My favorite colors are sage green, ivory, yellow, and red

  78. Grace
    June 13, 2010 / 10:14 am

    YAY! Happy 100th blog post! I’ve enjoyed reading all your posts. My favorite color is red.

  79. June 13, 2010 / 12:07 pm

    Congratulations!! The bunting is so cute! My favorite color is pink…but if I won I would want this for my son’s nursery which is done in brown, blues, orange, cream, light green and yellow!

  80. June 13, 2010 / 8:50 pm

    congrats on the 100th!!
    beautiful bunting & I love all colours!

  81. June 13, 2010 / 9:18 pm

    happy anniversary, amazing! love the tutorial too πŸ™‚

  82. nikki
    June 14, 2010 / 2:30 pm

    congrats on the 100th post! I love floral prints and polka dots – those can be colours in the blog world, can’t they?

  83. June 14, 2010 / 5:20 pm

    eeeps! what a cute giveaway! i was just thinking of putting banners up in my spare room. it would be awesome if I won! my fave colours are orange (forever) and my seasonal ones are light green and pink.

  84. June 14, 2010 / 6:10 pm

    My favorite colors are blushes and garnets, similar to our wedding colors: http://ow.ly/1Yt6G

  85. tami=)
    June 14, 2010 / 7:46 pm

    Congratulations! I have recently been following your blog and just love it! Great tutorial! I love teal and yellow, plus green, orange, brown, gray… =) Thanks for sharing! =)

  86. June 14, 2010 / 10:16 pm

    Congrats on 100!! My favorite colors right now are yellow, aqua and pink πŸ™‚

  87. June 15, 2010 / 6:53 am

    What a lovely giveaway! My favorite colors (right now) are yellow, mint green and lavender.

    Congratulations on your 100th post!

  88. June 15, 2010 / 3:23 pm

    I love bunting, and I love your blog! Just found it, but I will be back for sure!

    Favorite colors — ALL! But I guess pool, yellow, mango, lime, coral pink are on top — for the moment, ha ha! πŸ™‚

  89. June 15, 2010 / 5:43 pm

    GORGEOUS! Look so easy to make but I’m such a bad sewer πŸ™‚ My favorite colors right now are yellow, coral, and spring green… coral ESPECIALLY! πŸ™‚

  90. June 15, 2010 / 5:45 pm

    And I tweeted too! Congrats on 100 posts!

  91. June 16, 2010 / 12:37 am

    Oh, Sandy! First…Congratulations on your 100th post!! πŸ™‚ I love bunting and this is a fantastic tutorial!! My all time favorite color is yellow…but, I also love coral {my current passion} and robin’s egg blue!

  92. Susan Smith
    June 16, 2010 / 1:37 am

    Loving your tutorials. Keep them coming.
    Favorite colors are greens.

  93. amanda
    June 16, 2010 / 8:47 am

    Congrats on your 100th post! Great tutorial too, how much do you use for seam allowance? I love me some purple, but i’d choose blues, greens & oranges for my son’s birthday πŸ™‚

  94. amanda
    June 16, 2010 / 8:49 am

    Tweeted as well! Thanks for the opportunity to win! @abeecher

  95. June 16, 2010 / 9:53 am

    Congratulations on your 100th post! Your blog is incredibly lovely, so keep up the good work!
    As for favourite colours, I like the entire rainbow-spectrum, but I’m particularly fond of greens and this mixture between yellow and orange…

  96. June 16, 2010 / 11:46 am

    I love purple and grey!

  97. June 16, 2010 / 11:59 am

    I love blues and greens and basically almost any other color you can find on a peacock πŸ˜€

  98. June 17, 2010 / 2:15 pm

    Congrats! You have such a lovely blog and of course I’d love to be entered in your giveaway {I love DIY but am the world’s slowest DIYer}. My favorite colors are white, yellow, turquoise, bright pink. Thanks!

    xoxo mary jo

  99. June 17, 2010 / 2:16 pm

    oh my this is super CUTE!


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