Patriotic Burlap Banner, Perfect for the 4th of July!
Do you decorate for the 4th of July? I don’t do a lot, but a few pieces are nice. This banner is great for the 4th of July, but keep it up all summer and use it again for Memorial day, Veterans day, or anytime really!
What you will need:
gold, glittery cardstock
Template for your banner pieces
hot glue gun
scissors or rotary cutter for cutting the burlap
I used a sheet of cardstock to make a template for the type of pennant I wanted to put on my banner. Make it a little larger than you would think if you want to let it fray a little.
Cutting burlap is messy! Make sure you do this where it can be cleaned up. I was able to double up the burlap and cut two pieces at once. Try to keep the lines in your burlap straight for a cleaner look.
Now is the time to fray your edges if you would like them that way. All you do is grab one of the strands from the end and pull it out. This will leave the pieces beyond that frayed.
Want to know a trick to keep burlap from fraying? Mod podge! It is a life saver! Use a sponge brush to apply it to the edges of your burlap after it is cut. That is it! Use the matte to make sure that it doesn’t show up after you are done. Let it dry before doing anything else.
Once you have let the mod podge dry, you can start painting on it. I used a one inch circle punch to make a stencil for my polka dot. It would be cute with a star punch also! To use this punch as a stencil, leave some paper around it, and use a sponge brush to dab the white paint into the hole.
Once you have painted the polka dots, let it dry. While that is drying you can make paper pinwheels using the same method we showed you here (on a much smaller size) I only did one strip instead of multiple strips as we did on the other tutorial. Use your hot glue gun to glue the ends together. Also cut some stars from gold card stock and hot glue those onto the front of the blue pinwheels. When your paint has dried, you will glue those onto the front of the pennants.
All you do now is string it on some fishing line and hang where you would like it!
If you like this idea you might also enjoy this post with over 15 July 4th Ideas.
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