Wednesday, June 11, 2014

July Fourth Banner

Time goes by so quickly! It seems as though I was just posting projects for Christmas, and suddenly it's already time for July 4th projects. 

This banner is a fun and festive way to show your pride 
in the stars and stripes.

To make this banner, you'll need...

12” x 12” scrapbook paper in red, white, & blue colors and patterns




Tacky glue

Small hole punch

Regular size hole punch


Cupcake liners



Rubber stamp and ink, or red marker to write out 4th

Strips of fabric or ribbon. I used denim and burlap.

Cut scrapbook paper in half so that you have 4 pieces that measure 12 inches high x 6 inches wide. Using a ruler, measure over 3 inches from the sides and up 3 inches from the bottom. Draw a line from each bottom corner up to the 3 inch mark to form a triangle. Cut out the triangle. This becomes the base for each section of the banner that we will call the pennant. 

Fold the top edge down approximately 1 inch.

To embellish each section of the banner, cut wide strips of scrapbook paper and glue to the pennant using Tacky glue. Flatten cupcake liners and glue to the center of the strip of paper.

Cut out letters to spell the word, JULY. I cut out letters using a white pattern paper and then cut the letters slightly larger to create a shadow in red. I used a Cricut to cut the letters, but you can buy letters pre-cut or cut by hand. Glue the letters to the cupcake liners that have been glued to the center of each pennant.

Add more cupcake liners, buttons, and pinwheels to embellish each pennant further.

To make a pinwheel, cut scrapbook paper into a perfect square. Cut from each corner towards the center of the square stopping about a half inch from the center. On one corner of each section that you just cut, make a hole using a small hole punch. Use the small hole punch to make a hole in the center of the square. Thread each section of the square onto a brad then place the brad through the center hole. Close the ends of the brad to secure.

For the “4th”, cut a 4 inch circle out of the white paper. Cut another circle out of red paper slightly larger than 4 inches to form a shadow. Using a regular hole punch, cut a hole at the top of the two circles. Glue the circles together and add a piece of jute through the hole. Use a stamp to add “4th” in red ink or hand write it using a marker.

Tie the circle to the center of a 6 foot piece of jute. Tie strips of fabric or ribbon onto the jute on each side of the circle. Add the pennants by gluing the jute into the fold created earlier. Add strips of fabric or ribbon between each pennant.

This is a fun project that the kids can help with too. It can be adapted to fit any holiday. While you're at it, you might as well make one for Christmas. It'll be here before you know it!
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  1. Oh, I love, love your July banner. You have inspired me. I am sure mine won't be nearly as cute as yours but I will try.. Thanks for the directions and all. Karie

  2. So my aunts expect me to make some paper card or craft for them each holiday. I think they will be getting cute banners for Independence Day! Thanks for the tutorial.

  3. I love your banner it is so bright and cheerful... beautiful....

  4. This turned out super cute!! I love paper crafts. Hopped over here from Enchanted Inspiration.

  5. Great banner!

    We'd love to have you link up with the Caffeinated Crafters this week!

  6. Love this! Especially those little pinwheels. Super cute!


  7. I love all the details you added to this! It's not just an ordinary banner!

  8. Love! It's so festive and fun. Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made!

  9. This is so festive and perfect to celebrate the 4th of July.

  10. Super cute Virginia! I love the use of the cupcake liners. I made a new banner last year and am still enjoying it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  11. Very cute banner! I can't believe it is the middle of June already!

  12. So cute! I love all the variety of color and texture.

  13. Really cute banner. I don't do scrapbooking so I don't have all of those supplies but it gives me ideas for a fabric one - love how you used the burlap in it.

  14. Love your banner! So pretty! Thank you so much for sharing at Tuesdays at Our Home. Hugs, Maria

  15. I love everything about this banner!!! I especially love how you used cupcake wrappers for embellishments! What a great idea!!! I would love to see you at our party this week, I could totally see this as something that would be featured!


  17. This is one of the cutest banners that I've ever seen! Wanted to let you know that your project will be featured on The Scoop this Monday evening. Thank you for linking up!

  18. What a great idea - this turned out fabulous !!!

  19. Oh, goodness! I love this! Thank you for sharing. You will be one of the features tomorrow at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Pop on in tomorrow to check out your feature. Hope to see your prettiness again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  20. Such a fun banner! Thanks for sharing with us at Your Designs This Time!

  21. What a darling banner. Love the use of the cupcake liners and the pinwheels. I am your newest follower.


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