Kids’ Room Update- A Colorful Paper Bunting

I’ve finally begun to make some progress on my 3 year old son and 18 month old daughter’s shared bedroom. We’re renting while my husband is stationed in WA state and because we’re only here for another year or so, painting is definitely not an option. I LOVE color and lots of it when decorating for my kids. My goal for their room was to create a fun and inviting brightly colored room that they would both love to spend time in. Perhaps it’s wishful thinking, but I hope they love their finished room so much that they peacefully play together in there while I nurse the new baby. A girl can dream, right?

I started their room off with some handmade paper lantern hot air balloons.

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that I posted about a couple months ago (yikes, has it been that long since I did anything with their room?). I’ve been meaning to finish their bunting for so long and now I can check that off of my list.

The bunting was so simple to make. I bought some heavy cardstock (to coordinate with the hot air balloons and eventual curtains), some twine and a roll of yellow Washi tape from Michael’s.

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I cut my triangles to be 10 inches in length and 6 inches wide. In all I cut 23 triangles- ten to hang over my little girl’s crib and 13 to hang over my son’s bed. I lined the sides of each triangle with a strip of Washi tape and then glued the back of each triangle to a long string of twine.

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I had some wooden letters left over from a project long ago. I thought their names would look really cute on the buntings.

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What do you think? I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’m in love with these. My kids both adore them, too!

My next project for their room is to finish their aqua colored curtains (made from two inexpensive sheets!) with white pom-pom trim. I’ve purchased some spice racks from Ikea that I plan to paint a vivid yellow and use as book racks. A few accessories, an area rug, a whole lot of organization, some artwork and their room will be done. It’ll be such a good feeling to finish a room for a change. And I can’t wait to show off their completed room- hopefully I can finish it all before the new baby arrives!

10 thoughts on “Kids’ Room Update- A Colorful Paper Bunting

  1. So cute! I love the bright colors. And that hot air balloon is adorable, too!! My friend is having a baby soon and her theme is hot air balloons. I’ll send her over to see your tutorial! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Motivational Monday! We’re so happy to have you, and hope to see you back next week!

  2. I LOVE the hot air balloons – how cool. And bunting to match.
    The room looks awesome – cant wait to see the curtains and finished product.

    I love a colourful kids room – love the look of monochrome but personally not my thing

    Thanks for linking up to #SHINEbloghop

    Lydia xx

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