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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Fourth of July Banner

So how are you tonight? I hope you are doing well, and that you had a lovely weekend! 

I am already ready for another weekend ;) and so I'm looking forward to Wednesday, one of our family's favorite holidays!

And speaking of the Fourth, I thought a banner was in order:

This is my little take on a lovely flag banner 
 Sweet Bee Hollow
made last year, which was my inspiration!

I used soft denim wash for the blue, and ticking for the stripes.

When I was hanging it up, my oldest daughter told me that the word "America" could be on the banner, because there were enough flags for each letter.

I hadn't thought of that, but it did get me thinking how cute it could be to stitch the letters on the banner, if you wanted a word! I think I might have to try this!

Now if you would like to make this project you will need:

Red and white ticking
Blue denim of your choice
Lace embellishment
jute twine
stitchwitchery to bond two fabrics together
stitchwitchery {Pellon 808 Craft Fuse} to give fabric strength and body
glue gun, glue sticks
sewing scissors
craft scissors

First cut your ticking rectangles in the sizes you want. I made two different sizes for mine, but you can do yours however you want. :)

Then cut the "craft fuse" stitchwitchery,  making it about a fourth of an inch wider than your ticking on all sides. With the ticking on top of the stitchwitchery, iron them on hot until fused together. {This will only take about a minute.}

Cut your denim rectangle to about half the size of your ticking rectangle, then cut your other stitchwitchery {the kind that bonds fabrics together} with a little extra on the sides and enough on the bottom for your lace.

Add your lace and cover the denim/lace with a damp cloth and iron on hot until fused.

Trim any excess off all the sides and you have a flag! 

 I glued twine to each side of each flag until they were all strung together...

...and hung it up adding a little twine bow to each side to pretty it up. :)

And there you have it, a banner to celebrate the Fourth of July!

I am linking this to Tatertots and Jello, Freckled Laundry, It's Overflowing, and Under the Table and Dreaming.

Well, that's all for me tonight! Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope you each have a good night and a beautiful Monday!

Much love,


Shell in your Pocket said...

So VERY VERY cute!
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Brandi said...

I love your banner, Jenni! It's so nice!

LindaSonia said...

Cute Cute Banner... I'll put it on my list for next year for sure!! :)

Unknown said...

Gorgeous! Featuring you tomorrow! XO, Aimee

Deborah said...

This is perfect jenni!
Love the fabrics you chose!
Hope it was a great holiday celebration for you!

Deborah xoxo