Sunday, June 22, 2014

A Red, White and Blue Craft Project for July 4th.

July 4th, it's right around the corner. Here's a fun way to add some red, white, and blue to your decor.

I started with some patriotic looking scrapbook paper and some flower stickers. 

You will need to cut the striped paper in half. 
If you have a paper cutter, it works perfect for this.

Fold the paper back and forth, accordion style. 

Pinch and tape the middle like this.

Now, hot glue each side together.

It should look like this. Tip- glue the edges first, then glue towards the middle. This helps to line up the outside edge. 

Find something and trace some circles. The circles looked boring to me so I added some cuts to the sides to add some texture.

Now, find something bigger and cut some bigger circles.
I used burlap because... I have this thing for burlap.

Cut out some little squares. Trust me, it will all make sense in the end. Don't you wish everything was like that?

Here is the fun part. Layer and glue the pieces together. 
I used hot glue. I don't know why, but this just makes me happy.

I made 7 of these, added twine to the back and hung it across the doorway between the dining room and the living room. 

A little red, white and blue (and burlap) is a good thing!
Thank you so much for stopping by Thrift My House.


  1. So darn stinkin cute Sherry. Love this and it looks so cute where you hung it. You are so crafty.

  2. These are adorable, Sherry!! Fun project to do with the kids. Great decoration for the 4th.
    Mary Alice

  3. Aaahhh, oh my goodness, these are sooo cute, and I can't believe how easy they are to make!! They've got that tradition look with a little rustic spin. Love and pinned ~ Amy

  4. Adorable, Sherry. I haven't even thought about the 4th of July ~ I better get on it!

  5. This is so cute! I love making pin wheels.

  6. That's adorable, Sherry! I love an easy project.

  7. Such a cute project, Sherry! I love how your pictures turned out. We both have a thing for burlap. Such a fun material to work with.

  8. Well that's the sweetest banner Sherry - and your home is looking gorgeous btw !!!

  9. What a fun craft, I love it. I especially love the touch of burlap. Can't believe the 4th of July is almost here... Wow, time is flying by fast.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  10. That's so cute! I'm starting to see a lot of patriotic crafts on blogs now that the 4th of July is fast approaching. Time to get my flags out!

  11. I've never made a banner....gasp!
    I should be kicked out of bloglandia.
    Yours is wonderful- I love all the texture!

  12. Hi Sherry, LOVE your banner. It looks great hanging in your lovely home. Thank you for the wonderful tutorial too. Great post!!

  13. It's very pretty and will look cute all summer long! I need to get busy and make a new banner, too! Love seeing your thrift finds, too. Enjoy your week! Hugs, Diane

  14. What a cute, and festive banner!! Perfect for the holiday! Good job!

  15. Hey Sherry! I saw that you recently joined Hometalk and clicked over to visit you. These are adorable! you should share them on Hometalk! If you need any help don't hesitate to reach out. :-)

  16. Absolutely adorable Sherry, they're gorgeous

  17. I love this idea . . . you are so clever :)
    Thanks for sharing.
    Connie :)


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