Here’s a really simple garden project – DIY wooden bunting.

We’re building a “treehouse” for the kids in our garden. I say “treehouse” because there are no trees in our garden. In fact calling it a garden is quite a compliment, it’s a courtyard that now has a shed on stilts in the corner …which needs a bit of jazzing up. So to decorate it I thought some bunting might be nice, but fabric bunting always ends up looking kind of ratty after a while when it’s outside, so I used some left-over wood instead.

To paint it, I used sample paint pots, I have quite a few. I think have every colour Farrow & Ball, Little Green and Sanderson have ever made between blue and green – and still I don’t think I’ve found the right colour for the hallway – but these are perfect for this sort of project. The paint might weather a bit because it’s emulsion, not outdoor paint but hopefully it will add to the charm.


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  1. Strips of wood – I used old floor boards.
  2. Paint
  3. Screw in hooks
  4. Rope


1. Saw the first triangle, then use it as a template for the rest.

2. Sand the edges so they don’t shed splinters, then paint them. I had some little helpers for this part. They did a great job.

3. Screw in the hooks and thread them on the rope.

4. I tied knots along the bunting so they hang at regular intervals instead of sliding together in the middle.






Photography & styling: Emma Scott-Child