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American Flag Banner Tutorial and My 4th of July Mantle

Friday, June 28, 2013

Geez Louise! The 4th of July is less than a week away!? Where did June go? I need to make a ton of stuff for next week and haven't even started!  Eek!

Well, to get into the spirit of things, I thought I would share with you my mantle decor today.


I usually have my lanterns up that were props from our wedding, and I just change something about them to tie in with the current theme.  This holiday, I tied flag ribbon to the tops of them. 

Then, I framed this adorable printable from Hostess with the Mostess.  We are also using her printables for our 4th BBQ, which I can't wait to share with you!


Finally, I made this flag banner and it was so easy!  In a few minutes you can have a custom flag banner for your 4th festivities.

Here's how:



What you need:
  • Mini American flags (Thank you, Target dollar section! A pack of three for a dollar!)
  • Bias tape or ribbon

Instructions:
  1. Remove as many flags as you want to use from their sticks.  I pulled mine off pretty easily.
  2. If you are using bias tape, space out your flags evenly, sandwich them between the tape, and pin.  If you are using ribbon, space the flags out evenly and pin.  
  3. Sew down the bias tape or ribbon as close to the edge as possible.
  4. Done!  So simple and you have a cute and non-cheapy looking (albeit cheap) banner!
Hope this American Flag Banner Tutorial comes in handy for your 4th of July Fun!
  
 This tutorial was featured on:
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16 Responses to “American Flag Banner Tutorial and My 4th of July Mantle ”

  1. Hi Alyssa! Love your flag banner and how perfect to celebrate the 4th! Thank you so much for sharing and joining us at Best of the Weekend! Hope YOUR weekend is wonderful!

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    1. Thank you Cindy! My weekend was great, hope yours was too! :)

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  2. Very cute project! I never seem to get my house decorated for various holidays but this doesn't look too difficult!

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    1. Thank you! It was so easy to make and only took me a few minutes!

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  3. Very cute! Looks like an easy project to get done too=)

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    1. Thanks Heather! It was super easy!

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  4. Great project but do you realize that your flags are hanging backwards? The field of stars must always be in the upper left corner no matter whether it is hung horizontally or vertically.

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  5. So cute! I love it - thanks so much for linking it up to Super Sunday at Who Needs a Cape! Hope you can come back next week!

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    1. Thank you so much Heather! I definitely will :)

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  6. Love how easy this is!! I really need to add more to my 4th of July decor for next year! Thanks for sharing with us on Fancy This Fridays! We featured you today! ;) Hope you'll check it out and grab a featured button! http://www.trulylovelyblog.net/2013/07/fancy-this-fridays-134-and-features/

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    1. Thank you for the feature Kassi! I just added your button to my post! Have a great weekend! :)

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  7. This is a great idea! I pinned for next year!

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  8. Love your banner so much. I too adore making banners. Smart idea to spray the leaves. I sure do agree with you about $tree. I could go crazy in that place. austin

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