I love decorating for the holidays as they come around on the calendar each year. The Fourth of July is a holiday that I don’t have many decorations for, so I created this quick and easy DIY Fire Cracker Banner to hang on my mantel – Happy Independence Day!
DIY Fire Cracker Banner for the Fourth of July
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Here’s what you need to make a DIY Banner for the Fourth:
- Kunin™ Classic Felt 9″ by 12″ Craft Cuts – Cadet Blue (2); Royal Blue (4)
- Kunin™ Glitter Felt 9″ by 12″ Craft Cuts – White (1); Red (2)
- Beacon Felt Glue
- DesignMaster Color Tool Spray Paint – Flat White
- Chipboard Letters – USA – I used random letters that did not match
- Jumbo Rick Rack in Red 36” length
- Glitter Glue – Silver and Crystal – Dollar Tree
- Sparkle Pom Poms in Red (3) – Dollar Tree
- Rhinestones in Red (9) – Dollar Tree
- Buttons in white (6) – Dollar Tree
- Aquarellable Pencils by Stabilo – white, black
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- Pinking Shears
- Fiskars Shape Template 4” Star
Here’s how to create a Fun Felt Banner for July Fourth:
In a well-ventilated area, spray chipboard U-S-A letters with DesignMaster Color Tool in Flat White, let dry. Or you can paint with white craft paint, it might take several coats and I am an impatient crafter.
TIP: This is a great way to use up chipboard letters that don’t match!
Measure and cut a 9” by 9” by 7” triangle from plain white paper. Trace and cut three pennants on Royal Blue Kunin Felt using white Aquarellable Pencil. Measure three 1” wide strips of Red Kunin Glitter Felt, cut with pinking shears, then cut each strip in half with straight scissors to create 6 strips. Attach red strips to the back of each pennant along the 9” lengths with Tacky Glue, let dry.
TIP: Cut inside the traced lines so you have a clean finished project.
Measure and cut three 4” by 4” squares from Red Glitter Felt, White Glitter Felt, and Cadet Blue Rainbow Classic Felt. Create fringe by cutting 3” long slits in each square.
Attach White, then Blue, then Red fringe in a circle in the center of each pennant with Tacky Glue. Set something heavy on top and let dry.
Trace and cut three 4” stars from Cadet Blue Kunin Felt with pinking shears. Attach to center of each firework with Tacky Glue and outline in Silver Stickles, let dry. Attach U-S-A chipboard letters to the center of each star with Tacky Glue, cover with Crystal Stickles and add three red rhinestones, let dry.
Measure and cut three 1” circles from White Glitter Felt, attach to the bottom point of each pennant with Tacky Glue, outline in Silver Stickles, let dry. Adhere a red sparkle pom pom to the center of each white circle.
Glue three pennants to jumbo rick rack with Tacky Glue, leaving a 3” space in between. Attach white buttons to the top corners of each pennant.
Red, White and Blue Fire Cracker Banner for the Fourth of July
I love it when a project turns out even better than I imagined, don’t you? This DIY Fire Cracker Banner was a quick and easy project going together in just about an hour.
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