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DIY Record Sleeve Bunting

This post is by Rebecca Wright of Animal Head Vintage. All photos by Robyn Kessler for Oh Happy Day. Stay tuned for a second DIY later today!

I run an online vintage store, which doesn’t usually leave the confines of the internet, but a few weeks ago I participated in my first pop-up shop. In-person you have to think much more about decor and presentation, so I came up with a few vintage-inspired pieces of decor to liven my space up, but I think they would also work if you were throwing a vintage or music themed party as well.

Materials Needed:
Pile of vintage 45’s with colorful sleeves
Two sided tape

Step One: Take the records out of the sleeves and iron the sleeves flat if they are wrinkled or torn

Step Two: Fold all of the sleeves in half so that a colorful side of the sleeve is showing

Step Three: Cut your string the the appropriate hanging party length. Place double-sided tape on the corners of each folded sleeve, and tape it on top of the string so that the sleeve hangs snugly on the string, but isn’t actually taped to the string.

Step Four: Repeat this process until you have a bunting banner of the desired length.

Step Five: Hang. Party on.

Pro-Tip: Trying to figure out how many sleeves you’ll need? Each “flag” will measure 9.5 inches once folded, so you should determine how long (in inches) you need your banner to be, and then divide by 10 inches.

  1. julie s

    August 17, 2011

    This is so clever!

  2. Vania Kinney

    August 17, 2011

    This is AMAZING!

  3. Designs Good

    August 17, 2011

    Awesome! The best part? No sewing required!

  4. emily

    August 17, 2011

    Rebecca is a genius!

  5. Katie Lee

    August 17, 2011

    That is so cool! I’m really getting inspired to tap into my craftier side. Thanks.

  6. Chaucee // The Fieldbook

    August 17, 2011

    Wow this is neat! A new take on the butning.

  7. Hannah @ Smith+Scout

    August 17, 2011

    Love it! Might raid my Dad’s mammoth record collection!

  8. Andrea

    August 17, 2011

    Um, I have to make this! SO RAD! Thanks for sharing! =D

  9. Sraikh

    August 17, 2011

    Love it. Now to find a pile of skeeves

  10. Collins

    August 17, 2011

    love it love it love it!

  11. Margaret, Enrout

    August 17, 2011

    This is beautiful Rebecca!

  12. Kit

    August 17, 2011

    I think this looks really great but am a bit heartbroken to see records made homeless (and made into cake plates in your newest post). They’re both really creative, lovely ideas, I just hope you’ve used records/sleeves from records that can’t be played anymore due to too much damage. x

  13. Alexis

    August 18, 2011

    i can do this! love it!

  14. Kristi

    August 18, 2011

    Cute idea, and so colorful.

  15. Me;anie

    August 19, 2011

    just got back from the local record store where they had a huge pile of 25-50 cent “45! I cannot wait to make this for a friend!

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