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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

4th of July Banner

I love decorating for the 4th of July. I made this banner using mostly supplies I had on hand - my favorite type of project. This banner is festive, fun and patriotic.

Fun, festive, patriotic banner for the 4th of July

4th of July Banner

Fun, festive, patriotic banner for the 4th of July

How to Make a 4th of July Banner

I started off by raiding my craft room to see what supplies I could use. I found these fun letters. They are printed on a clear thick plastic. I think I got them at a scrapbook clearance event. Since they are not readily available another alternative would be to paint the letters onto the fabric using a stencil.

I grabbed a wooden number 4 from the craft store and painted it blue.

To make the banner I cut out pillow ticking fabric to 3 1/2" X 12" dimensions. Then fold in half and cut a triangle out of the bottom.
Fun, festive, patriotic banner for the 4th of July

Sew edges all the way around the pennant, leaving a small opening close to the fold. This will be used to insert the twine.

I then attached the letters with scapbooking eyelets {or you could paint them on at this point}.

To put it all together, I grabbed a scrap of beadboard and arranged everything how I wanted it.

I used hot glue to attach the 4. I used tape to adhere the twine to the back of the beadboard.

Fun, festive, patriotic banner for the 4th of July

There you have it a fun and festive 4th of July banner.

Some of my other 4th of July crafts:

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