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. ūüėČ My kind of project. ¬†Want to make your own? Follow along with me!




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.

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.


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.


Iron the stars on to the flags.


Start to sew around the star.


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


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.


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



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