Thursday, July 1, 2010

Project with instructions: 4th of July banner

by Nathalie

This post is photo heavy but don't let that make you think that it is a difficult project because it is quite the opposite! And thanks to a free printable download you don't even need any patterned papers!!!

- 3 sheets of 8.5X11 cardstock (in white or cream)
- old book page
- red paper scrap
- alphas

1/ Go to Tricia-Rennea's blog to download and print the pennants:
I printed them on cream cardstock to give the banner a little vintage look but I think it would also look stunning on white cardstock.

2/ Cut and score the pennants:

3/I then added stitching details but they are totally optional!
4/ Punch small circles out of the scraps of cardstock you printed on to use as backing to the "yo-yos" (I don't really know how they are called!). Cut paper strips from an old book to about 1"X8" and score them at 1/4" intervals before folding as shown below:

5/ Glue the ends of the strip together and the bottom onto a circle. It is not easy to keep them flat so I added a bottle of paint on top of them while the glue dried.

6/ I then cut circles and stars from red scrap paper and added the alphas on top:

And with next to nothing, you have a fun home decoration for this weekend!

Thank you Tricia-Rennea for the awesome downloads!


Carrie said...

LOve love love love love this project!

Mary said...

This is so adorable but I have STRUGGLED with the little yoyo's or whatever and just cant get them to look right :(

Star Rork said...

oh my this is beautiful! I would have a hard time not leaving that up all year! ;)

Tammy said...

that is a great project!