July 4th Banner

June 7th, 2017 § 2 comments


Janae P., one of our talented Whisker Graphics Design Team Members created this 4th of July Banner!

 

I love summer and not many things go together better than summer and the 4th of July! You can start preparing your patriotic decorations now with this cute middy bag pennant banner!

 

For this custom holiday banner you will need:

  • Middy bags in red stripe, light blue honeycomb, navy casablanca, and white on brown kraft polka dot.
  • Red and white divine twine for stringing it up
  • Airmail divine twine for embellishing
  • Brown divine twine for embellishing
  • Various patriotic papers, embellishments and decorations
  • Navy cardstock
  • Red cardstock
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • A quilting needle

I started by gathering and preparing my embellishments.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I thought making mini paper fans to add to the banner would be fun. To make the mini versions you’ll need a 12″x 1″ piece of cardstock in whatever color you prefer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ll need to accordion fold it until it and glue the ends together in a circular shape.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once the glue is well dried you can push the accordion down to form a full circle fan.

It is tricky to keep it down, but I just hold it while adding a little glue to the top edges and then press a paper circle on, holding it down until it dries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Then you can add any other embellishments you’d like onto the top of the circle. I added buttons, paper stars and twine bows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I then prepped my bags.

You’ll turn them upside down and cut a triangle shape out of the opening side.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Leave the sides intact as they’ll hold your final twine up. You’ll then cut tiny corners out of the top corners of your pennant. There will be two layers at the top of your pennant (originally the bottom of the bag) since there is a foldover from the bag. This is useful because it hides the corners you’ll be cutting out of only the front layer. These corner holes are so you can string your twine through each bag at the end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At this point I glued down all of my embellishments and decor onto each pennant. I let the glue try and then it was time to string them up!

You need to string your choice of twine into a quilting needle. I chose a quilting needle because it has a good size eye for fitting the twine through. You can then string the twine through each bag. To get the needle through a little easier I was able to reach my hand up into each bag and move it along to the next hole – the bonus to making the pennants out of bags!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All done! These were so fun to put together and the colors were beautiful with the rest of my patriotic decor!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks!  ~Janae

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