Bunting (or bunt) is any festive decorations made of fabric, or of plastic, paper or even cardboard in imitation of fabric. Typical forms of bunting are strings of colorful triangular flags and lengths of fabric in the colors of national flags gathered and draped into swags or pleated into fan shapes.
Most bunting flags are made from a loosely woven fabric that it is able to hold colors over a long period of time. Often times the most common bunting flags are national flags or commemorative flags. Bunting lasts a long time and can withstand many aspects of Mother Nature, including sunlight, making it a great option for an outdoor event.
Because bunting is a lightweight yet durable fabric, there are many other uses for it outside of flag bunting.
* Costumes: The open weave of bunting allows it to breathe well and provides great circulation for clothing. It is often used in children’s costumes, especially for capes because of the way that it drapes.
* Classrooms: The inexpensive and durable nature of bunting also makes it a classroom favorite for teachers. It can be used for crafts, creating a classroom flag or even as part of an art project that applies paint to the fabric.
* Weddings: The “pinterst-y” nature of weddings these days has allowed bunting to be seen more and more in the ceremony and receptions of these celebrations. Often times the bunting is cut into a pennant shape and strung throughout the venue. It’s perfect for outdoor weddings and is a keepsake that will last a lifetime.