Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Red White and Blue Banner



With July approaching, I planned to do a little patriotic decorating on my mantel and the first element I wanted to add was a red, white and blue banner. Instead of using fabric, like the other banners I have made, I decided to use some fun scrapbook paper in some unexpected patterns - stripes and polka dots, instead of stars.

First, I used a paper cutter to make six 12 X 3 inch strips from the sheets of paper. After folding each strip in half lengthwise, I cut a notch from the open end and then used some craft glue to glue the sides together, leaving space to insert the twine near the fold.

Next, I strung the finished pennants on red and white butcher's twine, spacing them evenly and leaving enough twine on the ends to easily hang the banner.

This sweet, paper banner now hangs from my fireplace mantel - ready for the month of July and our patriotic celebration. Later this week, I will show my finished July mantel and one other cute project, just in time for the 4th of July.

Happy Wednesday!


{Linking with these friends}

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  1. Love your Happy 4th Banner . . . very fun and festive!

  2. A perfect and colorful banner:) Love it! Have a blessed day dear friend, HUGS!

  3. Love your patriotic banner! It has inspired me to get something going here at my house!

  4. I love this and it seems much easier than a fabric banner. I like the idea of using the colored twine.

  5. Super cute! Love the papers you selected.

  6. Really cute and happy banner!

  7. that is so cute! I am loving banners and pennants right now....this is a great idea!

  8. Happy 4th of July I like your banners. We are celebrating Canada Day july 1st here I should make some banners or go to an auction. I guess I will go to an auction and maybe by some banners:) Have a great 4th of July. B

  9. Cute patriotic banner. I am not decorating inside for the 4th, just outside.

  10. What I love about this banner is that it's simple, cute and easy to do. Thanks for sharing this great idea!

  11. I really like this idea. Did you score the fold or was it easy to fold without scoring? Your paper choices are really great and I like your departure from the usual American flag bunting. Awesome job!

  12. This looks so fun. I need to do a summer look for my fireplace. This may be just the thing. Thanks!

  13. Love it, Vicki!! It's our Canada Day weekend here and our colours are red & white (for our maple leaf flag, of course). I love decorating with these colours for the holiday. Heading out to get some red and white paper for a Canadian banner thanks to your inspiration.

  14. This looks so nice. I love how simple it is to do. Great idea!

  15. Love your sweet banner. Been looking for the finishing touch on my red, white, and blue round up! This is it. Pinned. Swing by

  16. What a cute idea to use scrapbooking paper!

    Very, very clever!

  17. Very cute Vicki. I like the papers that you chose. I just finished decorating my mantel with old toys. My friend gave me a paper garland a few years ago. I thought I might doll it up a little and add it. Hope you link up your mantle when you show it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  18. This is so cute! I think I used the same red and white polka dot paper in my banner :)

  19. This is so cute! I love simple holiday decorating ideas :).

    - Chaney (visiting from Serenity Now!)

  20. Very cute! Visiting from TT&J.

  21. Happy 4th of July.......Sarah

  22. What a cute banner. Great for the 4th.
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    @ Eclectic Red Barn

  23. Love, love, love your banner. How fun is that. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  24. Adorableness! Where did you find such cute scrapbook paper, I can never find any I like at Joann's or Michael's. Saw your link at Brenda's Cozy Little House, thanks for sharing.


  25. Love your creation of the scarp paper patriotic banner! The red and white polka dots have a nice twist!


  26. So cute! Using the bakers twine makes this over-the-top!!!!

  27. Perfect for any red, white & blue holiday Vicki!! Thanks so much for sharing this at the party this week! I am featuring it on my Facebook page and have pinned to the You're Gonna Love It Tuesday board on Pinterest :-) Have a terrific holiday!!

  28. This is so cute, Vicki! Check out this week's Open House party to see your banner featured. Thanks for joining the party.

  29. Oops...I forgot to tell you I am a new follower.


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