DIY Red, White and Blue USA Banner…

Today we bring you another patriotic installment for July 4th. This crafted 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.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?