Monday, June 18, 2012

Fourth of July Bunting

The Fourth of July is one of my all time favorite holidays.
Spending the day celebrating our great country and all of its freedom is such a privilege.
Hot dogs grilling, sparklers at dusk, the kids swimming all day, and sitting on our back porch with blankets at night to watch all of the fireworks across the valley top it off for me:)

I wanted to make a little bunting to hang for the festivities, and came up with this...



Yes...I used pom-poms again.
I can't resist!
I just love that it gives the garland a little bling for the Fourth of July.
You could also add jute webbing...which I happened to have on hand.


Would you like to make one, too?
It is super simple and there is no sewing involved.


I gathered what I had on hand:
jute webbing
ticking fabric
buttons
pom pom fringe
rick rack
and a glue gun

I cut about 5-6 feet of the pom-
 pom fringe and removed the poms where I was going to place the little flags.


You could also use rick rack...it would look so darling!

I ripped {on the seam} ticking fabric in strips about 10 inches long by 4 inches wide.
Just leave the edges raw...it adds to the charm.
I cut a little "V" at the bottom.

To attach, just evenly space them and use a little hot glue to secure.



I like to fold the ends of the rick rack or pom pom fringe over and put a little dab of glue to finish the edge.


You could add more embellishment, like the just webbing if you want.
Lately, I have seen many people using the jute on buntings and thought it was such a wonderful idea:).
Red, white, and blue...perfect!
Just cut to fit and then glue them on the same way.
Buttons would be cute, too!



That is it!
The bunting is so fast and easy to make and a festive addition to any room:).  

Have a great day!
~Julia

18 comments:

Amy Kinser said...

Love your banner! Thanks so much for showing what to do and that I don't have to sew it. Glue guns are at the top of my favorite things list because I can do so much with them.

Happy early 4th of July!

Goldie said...

Thats very cute! You did a very good job :)

Keeping it Cozy said...

Oh my goodness, Julia, I LOVE this bunting! Simple, pretty and festive. I especially love the ticking... I have ticking all over my house and I don't seem to ever get tired of it. :-) Have a wonderful week.

Bevy said...

Too cute! has a retro feel to it.

Love it.

Keri On said...

Very fun idea! I thought I needed some bunting this year too, and you've inspired me to make it happen.
Have a lovely 4th!

Passionedeco...perchè le case hanno un'anima said...

How simple and therefore beautiful Julia! You always have so many wonderful ideas! And the fabric you have used are so rustic and chic!

Fra

TJ said...

Love it! I'm so busy right now, but I think I can pull this off because it looks so quick and easy :)

2busy said...

This is so perfectly country and beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Love it!!

Stephanie said...

Love it!!

Only in Louisiana ~ documenting the adventures we call Life! said...

What a festive twist on bunting...great idea! I love bunting but never get around to it. Maybe with the "no sew" version...I can get to it, even though I can sew, it sure seems fast and quick! I have lots of burlap on hand. Thanks!

Michele said...

Too cute!

Kerin said...

Simple. Charming.
Perfect :)

Gumbo Lily said...

I like!

Snooks said...

Very cute indeed! I am going to have to go through the sewing cabinet now and pull out my odds and ends and see what I can come up with. Love it!!

@ 3Beeze Homestead

Erika said...

I love how natural looking this garland turned out! The pop-poms are just too cute :)

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K @ Aurora Blythe said...

This bunting is gorgeous! Love the pom poms!

Amanda said...

So vintage...so festive!

I'm going to try this.

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