DIY Red, White and Blue USA Banner…

DIY USA Banner

As we get ready to celebrate the 4th of July , Independence Day – we are always looking for cute decor items to make to display in our homes. We appreciate items that are handmade and easy to make. Today we bring you another patriotic installment for July 4th. This crafted DIY USA banner was created in under 30 minutes. I gathered together my materials:

  • Red, white and blue scrapbook papers from my stash
  • Chipboard banner pieces – from Hobby Lobby minus 40% off coupon
  • Chipboard USA letters – also from Hobby Lobby at 50% off
  • Mod Podge
  • White paint and dark wax
  • Muslin fabric
  • Burlap
  • Tea

DIY red, white and blue USA banner. Added burlap and muslin for a vintage, rustic look. DIY red, white and blue USA banner. Added burlap and muslin for a vintage, rustic look.I traced the chipboard to the backside of each scrapbook paper and cut out each one.

DIY red, white and blue USA banner. Added burlap and muslin for a vintage, rustic look. DIY red, white and blue USA banner. Added burlap and muslin for a vintage, rustic look. DIY red, white and blue USA banner. Added burlap and muslin for a vintage, rustic look.I used Mod Podge to each piece of chipboard banner…

DIY red, white and blue USA banner. Added burlap and muslin for a vintage, rustic look. DIY red, white and blue USA banner. Added burlap and muslin for a vintage, rustic look.I then placed the cut scrapbook paper to the top of the chipboard. I then added Mod Podge to the tops of the scrapbook paper.

DIY red, white and blue USA banner. Added burlap and muslin for a vintage, rustic look. DIY red, white and blue USA banner. Added burlap and muslin for a vintage, rustic look. IMG_8282As the Mod Podge dried, I pained the “USA” chipboard letters with leftover white paint.

DIY red, white and blue USA banner. Added burlap and muslin for a vintage, rustic look.I roughly cut strips of muslin fabric and dyed them in tea…

DIY red, white and blue USA banner. Added burlap and muslin for a vintage, rustic look. DIY red, white and blue USA banner. Added burlap and muslin for a vintage, rustic look.I used dark wax to age the letters and give a more rustic look…

DIY red, white and blue USA banner. Added burlap and muslin for a vintage, rustic look.I then wove burlap strips through the banner corners…

DIY red, white and blue USA banner. Added burlap and muslin for a vintage, rustic look.…and hot-glued the USA letters

DIY red, white and blue USA banner. Added burlap and muslin for a vintage, rustic look.

DIY red, white and blue USA banner. Added burlap and muslin for a vintage, rustic look.

DIY red, white and blue USA banner. Added burlap and muslin for a vintage, rustic look. DIY red, white and blue USA banner. Added burlap and muslin for a vintage, rustic look. DIY red, white and blue USA banner. Added burlap and muslin for a vintage, rustic look.

DIY usa banner

I really love crafts that look rustic and antiquated – as if the were crafted many years ago. I feel that this banner enhances my collection. Have you made any patriotic crafts lately?

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