Following is a fun DIY Patriotic Banner and
guest post by Crafty Night Owls… enjoy!!
This DIY Patriotic Banner was such a fun banner to make! It can be used for 3 holidays: Memorial Day, Labor Day and 4th of July!
This banner has a shield, 2 rosettes, 2 stars, an American Flag and a hat.
DIY Patriotic Banner
- recycled cardboard
- scrapbook paper
- sticky gems
- Bravisimo rosette’s
- glue gun
- … and lots of creativity!
First, you’ll need to print off the pattern below. There is a pattern for each design except for the rosette’s.
To make this banner, print out the patterns above, cut all the pieces out, then trace onto cardboard or any thick material you want to use.
Then pick out what scrapbook pages you want to use and start covering your pieces…
To cover your pieces place your scrapbook page over the area you want it, then flip the piece over and carefully cut the excess paper off. it’s that easy.
Now start layering and gluing your pieces on. add bling, distress the edges, outline designs, use pop up dots to add more depth, this is when you can add your own personal stamp to the pieces. make it yours.
Once all of your pieces are covered and complete. glue it to a long strip of ribbon.
Tie more ribbon, yard, fabric onto the banner and your finished.
Here are photo examples for each…
Step 1: Apply red paper to the bottom 2/3 of the shield.
Step 2: Apply blue paper to the top 1/3 of the shield.
Step 3: Add strips of white ribbon, start at the top of the red paper and run downwards and wrap and glue on the backside.
Step 4: Apply white paper onto banner cutout and then apply banner to shield.
Step 5: Cover USA letter with star paper and then apply to the banner.
Step 6: Apply red pearls to the blue paper.. if you wish add more bling or swirls.
Step 1: Buy or make Rosette: This one is from bravissimo
(you can get very cheap through ohmycrafts.com)
Step 2: Draw or cut out the letters for BRAVE, Color and apply to Rosette.
Step 1: Apply blue paper to the star cutout
Step 2: White paper (cut this star a little smaller than the blue one) apply on top of blue one.
Step 3: Red Paper (cut a little smaller than the white star) apply on top of white one.
Step 4: Outline the white star with a red marker.
Step 5: Outline red star with a black marker.
Step 6: Add gems
Step 1: Apply red paper to flag cutout.
Step 2: add white stripes onto red paper.
Step 3: mount blue paper onto cutout and then apply to red & white stripes.
Step 4: Add Gems
Step 1: Buy or make rosette.
Step 2: Draw or Cut out letters for HOPE (I applied gallery glass onto of the letters)
Step 1: Apply red paper to the bottom 1/2 of the hat.
Step 2: Apply blue paper to the top 1/2 of the hat.
Step 3: Apply red ribbon, start at the bottom of the blue area and go upward and wrap around the top of hat and glue on back.
Step 4: Apply white paper to band cutout and then mount onto the hat.
Step 5: Cover all 5 Star cutouts with different paper and then mount onto the band in a fun fashion.
Step 6: Add gems & swirls.
To make into a DIY Patriotic Banner, punch a hole into both sides of each shape. run ribbon through holes and make a knot. Then to add a little something more to the banner. apply yarn, fabric strips and ribbon.
Hi, I’m Carrie with CraftyNightOwls. I started my blog 9 months ago so that I could share my love for crafts, DIY decor, cooking and parties. I live in Riverton, UT with my Wonderful husband and 2 kittens Pepper and Chloe. I’m looking forward to meeting terrific people through blogging.
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