Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Fourth of July Bunting

*I am re-posting this great tutorial....just in case you are looking for a last minute 4th of July craft. They make sweet little hostess gifts if you are spending the Fourth with friends!


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

4 comments:

Megan @ Restoring the Roost said...

This is so adorable. I love it. Thanks for sharing!!

Amy at love made my home said...

Very pretty Julia and as you said it would definitely make a lovely gift! xx

Gumbo Lily said...

Cute as ever! Happy 4th!

Anonymous said...

This is really cute! Happy 4th of July!
Patty

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