I love decorating my home for the various holidays throughout the year. Nothing too crazy, but just enough to add a festive touch.
Unless I’m having a party though, the 4th of July is one of those ocassions where I usually don’t do too much. This year, I decided to change that!
I loved the Conversation Heart Banner that I created for Valentine’s Day, and I wanted to do something similar for the 4th of July. So I decided to make a Stars and Stripes Bunting.
This Stars and Stripes Bunting is really simple to put together. I created a free printable for you to use, so all you need to do is a little printing and cutting. It doesn’t get much easier than that, and you can use it for any patriotic holiday, not just the 4th of July.
- printable bunting template
- hole punch
- baker’s twine or other string
Start by printing out the bunting template, which you can find at the end of this post, on cardstock. I printed three copies for my bunting.
Next, cut out all of the pieces and lay them out to decide on a pattern. I created three rows – one with 5 flags, one with 7 flags, and one with 9 flags – and alternated stars and stripes.
Cut a long piece of baker’s twine for each row. Thread the twine through the first hole, behind the flag, and up through the second hole (see below). Repeat with the remaining flags until your bunting is completely strung together.
To hang the bunting, either knot it to a nail, like I did, or tape it to the wall. Repeat with remaining rows.
I decided to hang the small stars from the ends of my bunting. They’re attached to the baker’s twine with a little tape on their backside.
That’s it. Your bunting is ready to be admired!
- I left a white border when cutting out the flags, but that’s not necessary.
- Experiment with the layout. Hang one long row or string up more than three rows.
- Hang the little stars in between the flags.
- Cut more baker’s twine than you think you’ll need, that way you won’t run out.
- Use the little stars to create a mini bunting for a cake topper, or use them individually to decorate paper straws or cupcakes.
Click on the image below to download the free printable:
Are you planning to decorate for the 4th of July?
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