Thursday, June 26, 2008

4th of July banner

Banner
I normally post a homemade card project on Thursday, but this week I am sharing a different paper craft.

Banner
A patriotic banner in honor of the upcoming holiday of Independence Day.

Supplies
You will need:
Cardstock
Patterned scrapbook paper
Star Template
Embellishments (stickers, star confetti, beads, glitter etc.)
Ribbon
Scissors
Glue
Hole punch
Pencil

Stars
Cut out star template (outside the black line) and trace three stars onto cardstock.

Stars
Cut out.

Template
Cut black line off star template, so you have a slightly smaller star.

Stars
Trace three times onto patterned scrapbook paper.

Star
Cut out and glue to the front of cardstock stars.

Paper
Glue a strip of scrapbook paper across front of star.

Star
Turn star over and trim off excess paper.

Star
You should end up with this.

Paper
Print "Let Freedom Ring" (or saying of your choice) on white paper. Cut out and glue on slightly larger rectangles of cardstock.

Star
Glue to front of stars.

Star
Add embellishments.

Hole
Punch holes on both sides of stars.

Ribbon
Thread long length of ribbon through.

Banner
Hang and enjoy! I hope you have enjoyed this week's project!

25 comments:

Karen said...

That's a great banner! I wish I had the talent to do these paper crafts/scrapbooking. That's my Christie's domain.
Oh, and speaking of Christie, her birthday was on the same day as your anniversary! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO YOU AND YOUR BELOVED!!!

dot said...

That's really cute! I wonder where you get all your neat ideas.

Tracy said...

Kelli, I love this craft! It's really pretty, and not at all cutesy!

Tina said...

What a totally great idea!
thanks
T

Michelle said...

I just love it! As always, thanks for sharing the instructions...I appreciate that! I'll be sure to post a photo (and where the idea came from, of course!)on my blog if I make one.

Have a sweet day, Kelli!

Scrappy Jessi said...

hey there cutie,
your banner is darling!!!
love it!!
oxooxx,
jessi

Michaele said...

The banner is perfect for the 4th! I only wish my crafty stuff was unpacked by then (we drive out of Texas Saturday, household goods won't be to us in Kansas until a week and a half or two later) so I could indulge in some holiday creativity!

Check out my Show and Share Thursday: Wedding Gift- I think you and I both used the same music paper! :)

Kimberly said...

What fun!

Just before I started my last year of teaching I went to Hobby Lobby and found all their 4th of July things for 90% off. I filled that classroom with all sorts of red, white & blue things. This post reminded of that and brought back all sorts of fun memories. It was a fun year-my first and last of teaching Kindergarten. I think I need to go get some of those things out of the tub in the basement and brighten up the house.

Maybe I'll get inspired to make a banner as well. Of course, I need to finish up my art swap projects first...

Mrs. H. said...

Hi Kelli,
You made a beautiful banner! Thank you so much for the instructions. I am going to try to make one next week! :-)
Mrs. H.

Anonymous said...

Very patriotic. You are so creative! I can think of several places to hang these in my house.
Hugs,
Theresa

Stephanie said...

Very very cute :)
Stephanie

I love decorating for the 4th. It stays up all summer long until I change things for Fall !

Just Mom said...

This is perfect! I've been looking for a Fourth of July craft I can do with my son. Ours won't look as beautiful as yours, I'm sure, but it looks like a fun thing to make.

Julie said...

Where you when my kiddos were small? This is adorable!!!

Storybook Woods said...

What a sweet project. Thank you for sharing xoxoxo Clarice

TJ said...

You are so talented! I always love how great your banner looks. I'm disappointed that I'm not going to be able to incorporate this project into my Sunday School class. We actually have great curriculum this quarter. I would love to have nice things like this around the house for the holiday.

Have a wonderful day!

Nancy M. said...

Your ideas are so fun and pretty!
I took your idea of your old dishes you set out and got into a beautiful set of blue china my mother gave me and set this out in my dining room.
It reminds me of her and special times.

Mrs. Staggs said...

This is a wonderful project Kelli. I especially love the embellished stars.

You have so many wonderful ideas!

Mam said...

That is really nice! I sure like that paper with the metallic stars. Thank you, Kelli.
Nancy

Hollyhock Lane said...

How cool! It looks perfect! I have problems cutting straight lines! I like how you have step by steps~~I have always been a picture person~~I mean I can read but I'd rather look!

Heather said...

Terrific idea, Kelli, and as cute as a button! I'll try my best to make one soon - the kids will love it!

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Kelli, you are soooo talented! Martha better watch out for you! :)

Susie said...

Hi Kelli,
Your banner turned out so well and your tutorial was great. Best wishes to you and Phillip on your wedding anniversary!
xo

Jackie said...

Very nice banner. I am thinking that next year I could do a maple leaf one for our Canada day. Thanks for posting the directions.

Happy anniversary to you and your husband. May you have many more.

God bless

Kelly said...

Oh I want to do this project too!!!
Thanks for sharing!


Love,
Kelly

crystal said...

Really great craft! I wish I was as organized as you. I dont have enough time to do things like this. But I am trying.

Blessings
Crystal