Stars and Stripes Bunting with Free Printable

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.

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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.

Stars and Stripes Bunting: Supplies | Hello Little HomeHere’s what you’ll need:

  • printable bunting template
  • cardstock
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • baker’s twine or other string
  • tape

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.

Stars and Stripes Bunting: Laying Out Pattern | Hello Little HomeAfter you’ve laid out your pattern, punch a hole in the top two corners of the flags, as shown below.

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.

Stars and Stripes Bunting: Assembly | Hello Little HomeTo 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!

Stars and Stripes Bunting | Hello Little Home #printable #4thofJuly #patriotic #bannerTips and ideas:

  • 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.

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Click on the image below to download the free printable:

Stars and Stripes Bunting Template | Hello Little Home

 

 

 

 

 

 

Are you planning to decorate for the 4th of July?

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17 thoughts on “Stars and Stripes Bunting with Free Printable

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  2. Kristen

    I really love this idea – so cute and simple. I’ve even seen people strewing red and blue paint chips from a hardware store. So thankful for creative women like you! And thanks for the free printable!

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  4. Miss Mandee

    Stopping by from the Saturday Showlicious Craft and Recipe Link Up. Super cute printable :D If you would like to, I would LOVE for you to share it with my “Free Printables” Google Plus Community! goo.gl/RPWDbD

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