Farmhouse Chic DIY July 4th Banner

by Meghan

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Want a cheap but chic, quick and easy DIY patriotic decoration for summer? You may have caught our kid-made burlap banners for Halloween and Christmas. And just before Memorial Day, we shared a sneak peek of this kid-made July 4th Banner on our weekly installment of Facebook Live.

Decorate for the summer in Patriotic style with this kid-made DIY Burlap Banner featuring stars, stripes and red, white and blue. It's affordable, chic with a rustic edge... and easy enough for the kids to make and grown-ups to assemble. | DIY | Home Decor | July 4th | Memorial Day | Flag Day | Summer |

How To Make July 4th Banner

I love making these burlap bunting banners.  They are quick, easy, super affordable and the end result has a rustic, farmhouse edge to it: perfect for the 4th of July! To make our July 4th Bunting Banner you will need a few inexpensive craft supplies:


1/2 yard blue burlap
1/2 yard white burlap
Red acrylic paint
Silver acrylic paint
Painters’ tape
Foam brush
Star cookie cutter
Hot glue

CostLess than $10
Prep Time: Less than 15 minutes

Preparing Materials

First, cut out triangles from your blue and white burlap.  I usually make a template from a piece of cardstock to insure they are similar in size.  Cut them with the top-edge along the stitched edge of your burlap to reduce fraying.

Next, use painters’ tape to tape stripes on your white burlap triangles.  Place the tape horizontally down the triangle pennants, about 1 inch apart.

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Kid-Made July 4th Banner

I let the kids do the fun part.  Once the stripes are taped off, my 2 year old could stamp the red acrylic paint on the exposed white burlap to create the red stripes.  My 4 year old used a star-shaped cookie cutter to stamp silver stars on the blue burlap pennants.

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It’s so easy, we demonstrated on Facebook Live during our Red, White and Blue installment just before Memorial Day!

Assembling the DIY July 4th Banner

Once the pennants are dry, remove the painters’ tape and hot glue a piece of jute twine along the back of the pennants across the top.  You can alternate the white and blue triangles…

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…or put a few blue at one end followed by the striped ones for more of a flag effect.

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I love decorating for the summer holidays because the Red, White and Blue is festive from May through Labor Day! If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out all our Summer and Red, White and Blue fun.  You might also like my Trick or Treat Burlap Banner for Halloween and my DIY Nutcracker Banner for the holidays.  For more inspiration, check out my Patriotic board on Pinterest!

For more Patriotic fun, check out my All-Natural Red, White & Blue Cookies!

Red White and Blue Cookies - Patriotic Holiday Treat


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Colleen June 14, 2016 - 5:54 pm

I love this. And I actually think my toddler could handle making the stars. Very cute.

Meghan June 14, 2016 - 8:10 pm

Thanks so much!! We just used the wrong side of a plastic star cookie cutter as a stamp. My 4 year old did the stars, and my 2 year old (who can be a little overzealous when it comes to paint!) did the stripes. They love being part of the holiday decorating!


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