Craft: 4th of July Painted Burlap Banner

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I crafted up this red, white and blue banner for Memorial Day, but it’d be perfect for your 4th of July festivities too! Seeing as how I still had my Easter banner up and it’s almost summer, it was definitely time to break out the craft supplies. I’m surprised that the neighbors don’t question my crazy holiday decorations sometimes. As a blogger, it’s a totally normal thing to start Halloween crafts in July and Christmas craft in October. My kids think Christmas trees go up for Halloween. We’re a little holiday confused around here, but it’s fun! We have a bit of a break in holidays for the summer, so my house will be appropriately decorated for once. The 4th of July is one of my favorites and if you’re like me, I bet you already have most of these supplies on hand to make a patriotic banner. With a little burlap and some paint, you can make a flag inspired banner in less than an hour (depending on the size of your banner). I plan on leaving my flag inspired burlap banner up all summer long! 

MATERIALS

Burlap
Scissors
Red, White & Blue Acrylic Paint
Painters Tape
Sponge Brush
Pencil
Twine
Hot Glue Gun
Blue Ribbon

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INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Cut burlap into your flag shape of choice. They also sell burlap banner kits, that are precut, at most craft stores. Measure out how long you’d like your banner and determine how many flags you’ll need.

Step 2: Tape stripes down half the burlap flags using painters tape.

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Step 3: Paint the tapes off flags with red paint, dabbing with a sponge brush. Allow to dry before peeling off the tape. 

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Step 4: Paint the other half of the burlap flags with blue acrylic paint, covering the entire flag. Allow to dry. 

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Step 5: Using the eraser part of a pencil, dip it into white paint and stamp polka dots onto the blue flags.

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Step 6: Hot glue a piece of twine to the back of the flags and tie a piece of ribbon in between the flags, as shown in the photo below. 

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 Step 7: Hang and display your new patriotic banner!

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 Do you decorate for the 4th of July? 

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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