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My house is looking more and more festive this year! I absolutely love decorating for the Fourth of July and this banner goes perfect with my Fourth of July star lanterns.  It was a pretty simple banner to whip together one afternoon. I wanted this banner to have a primitive and rustic feel which makes it easy to make. If you make a mistake somewhere along the way, you can just say it gives it charm. 😉 My kind of project.  Want to make your own? Follow along with me!

 

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The flags are made out of canvas. I was lucky and had some in my stash from a while back. Two cheers for stash busting!  I found the bandanas at my local craft store.  I used my Silhouette to cut out the star shape and used the Silhouette sewable interfacing.  I used this simple star shape from the online store. It is set to 3.5″ high in my studio. If you do not have a Silhouette you can simply print out a star shape for a template and cut by hand. You can also use Heat N Bond Ultrahold instead of the Silhouette brand interfacing.
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I cut my bandana down to a 12 x 12 size.  The flags (canvas) were 8in x 6in rectangles. I then simply cut a triangle out of the bottom of the flag.

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Iron on the interfacing and cut your star image out.  I used only two stars per color for this banner. It’s a total of six flags.

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Iron the stars on to the flags.

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Start to sew around the star.

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I folded the top about a 1/2 inch to create a tunnel for jute string to slide through.

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Ta-da! They are done! I did not sew around the flags because I kind of like the look of the fraying canvas.  Add the jute by stringing it through the tunnels you created. I used a crochet hook to help guide my jute.

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My finished banner is actually 6 flags long but for the purpose of this picture only three. 😉 I think it will look adorable on my buffet table during my Fourth of July BBQ!

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I hope everyone is enjoying their summer!! Happy *Almost* 4th of July!

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