Hello! Judy here with you today! Are you ready to for the 4th of July? Why not put together an easy Americana Stars Banner to add a touch of red, white and blue to your home décor to help celebrate?
I cut a 2½ x 5ʺ rectangle from stripe fabric (about same width as pennant) and a triangle that is 4¾ʺ across top and 4¼ʺ along sides towards the point. I die cut 3 sizes of stars from worn denim, dot/navy fabric and canvas. I’m using the back side of the denim and dot fabric as I liked the color better!
The rectangle of stripe fabric forms a casing at the top. I’ve fastened it to the canvas pennant with Girlie Grunge Art Medium by lapping and gluing it to the stitching line. I folded it to the back and glued it there. Art Medium works beautifully to glue fabrics together. The trick is to use enough yet not saturate the fabrics! I used a thick line for the casing. On the rest of the pennant I used a light application and left edges loose.
Next I adhered the triangle piece to the pennant.
I cut a piece of stars Denim Ribbon and fastened it in place with Girlie Grunge Art Medium. I trimmed the ends even with pennant.
Using Girlie Grunge Art Medium, I fastened the stars together and glued them to pennant.
I fastened a 3D Foam Star to center of red button. I was able to hide the holes with careful placement of the star. I used a second star on top to build it up a bit as my button had a concave center. I removed the paper and dusted the star with powder so it wasn’t sticky.
I used a Dodz Adhesive Dot Medium on back of button and fastened it to the pennant.
I repeated these steps to make 2 more pennants. I used a very large eye needle to thread heavy twine through the casings to create the banner. I tied a loop at each end of the twine. I tied pieces of torn striped fabric around twine between the pennants. I tied bows of dark blue and white Girlie Grunge Twine around tiny clothespins. These I clipped to top of each pennant.
I had so much fun putting this banner together that I decided to make a 4th pennant.
I followed the same steps above to make it. I used a small wood dowel in the casing. I wrapped wire around one end, formed a hanging loop and wrapped the wire around the other end of the dowel. I tied a bow of several strands of twine around the wire and tied a piece of torn fabric, too. This is even quicker than the banner and so cute!
Love Stars and Red, White and Blue!
Happy 4th of July!!!
- Donna Salazar Designs with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® – Denim Ribbons
- Donna Salazar Designs with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® – Girlie Grunge Art Medium
- Donna Salazar Designs with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® – Girlie Grunge Twine
- Donna Salazar Designs with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L® – Pennant Set
- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Stars
- Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L – DODZ Adhesive Dots Medium
- Spellbinders® S4-092 Stars
- Fabric: Stripe, Navy Dot, Canvas, Worn Denim
- Tiny Clothespins
- Heavy Twine
- Wire and dowel for single pennant