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What is Bunting? Definition with Examples

what is bunting

From festivals to living rooms, you may already be familiar with bunting without knowing much about it. The pretty décor creates a sense of celebration and can be used for birthdays, weddings, anniversaries or even as a permanent display (a daily reminder to be cheerful). You can buy bunting directly with us printed with your designs, or, if you’re feeling extra creative, you can make your own bunting. However, what is bunting and where did it come from? Read on to find out.

What is Bunting?

Bunting is a decoration made from fabric or paper that is generally cut in simple shapes (often triangles) and hangs along walls or across space. Bunting originated with navy ships in the 17th century, and sailors who raise flags are still called bunts. In the UK, bunting is used for celebrations including birthdays, weddings and anniversaries. Bunting can also be a permanent feature, often seen in gardens. If you are looking to add bunting to an event or your home, we’ve added some tips below.

1. Choose weather proof materials

If your bunting is destined for the outdoors, make sure you are choosing weather-proof bunting! Unless you are living in an area of guaranteed sun (UK I’m not talking to you) you will need to plan for rain and wind. Our bunting is made to withstand outdoor conditions and won’t peel or fade.

2. Customise the fabric for a personal touch

Make bunting a feature not a backdrop with customised fabric. By uploading photos, images or your designs, you can create bunting that’s personal to you. All our bunting is customisable with your designs.

3. Consider making your own bunting

For a fun activity and chance to get creative, why not make your own bunting? We provide one hundred fabric types so you can make your dream bunting for your dream occasion.

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