DIY Fourth of July banner

Easy-To-Make Patriotic Banner

Fireworks, watermelon and a picnic with friends make the 4th of July a favorite holiday in our home. And what better way to show our red, white and blue pride than with a printable 4th of July banner that can be used year after year?

Happy 4th banner with star bunting

With felt as the primary medium, this hand-cut starry bunting can easily be wrapped around trees or draped over a backyard wooden fence. You can even sew together a few large stars into a table runner that would dress up drab picnic tables at the park. Hang the printed banner and stars together as shown or hang separately for a simpler July Fourth display.

Materials

Happy 4th banner

Happy 4th banner

Step 1: Print out template for the banner.Step 1: Print the template

Step 2: Fold design in half along black fold lines.

Step 3: Cut out.

Step 4: Sandwich string or ribbon inside the fold, leaving the ends long enough for tying the banner up. Use double-sided tape inside the fold to keep the front and back together.Step 4: String the letters

Felt star bunting

Felt star bunting

Step 1: Print out templates for the star shapes.

Step 2: On top of two sheets of felt stacked together, pin down a template and cut out star shape with scissors. Repeat this process (you can use your newly cut out felt stars as a template to cut around — just pin to the stack of felt) for the remaining sheets of felt.

Step 2: Stack felt

Step 2: Cut out the felt star template

Step 3: Zigzag stitch the stars together with a sewing machine, alternating between the different colors and sizes. Save the smaller stars for the ends of the banner.

Step 3: Sew stars

Step 4: Spray the stars with fabric stiffener and let dry for about an hour.

Step 5: To hang, use a piece of string or ribbon to tie up bunting.

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Comments on "DIY Fourth of July banner"

Lauren June 29, 2012 | 2:46 PM

This is SO cute! and it looks so simple and cheap to make! This would be something fun to get the kids involved in, too. I can do the letters, and they can make the stars and together we can piece it together. Thanks for the fun idea! Can't wait to show it off at my BBQ this year.

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