Sunday, June 23, 2019

4th of July Garland

Sometimes you just need to have a picnic on the back patio and sometimes that picnic needs a theme!  Actually this little set up was a tour I was part of on Instagram.  You can take the tour HERE.
See the little patriotic garland hanging on the old locker room basket?  I'm going to show you how I made that little cutie!  Its really simple and no sewing!
You will need the following to recreate my garland:

Red and white striped fabric
Small star fabric
Light weight muslin fabric
Scissors
Jute twine
Hot glue gun and glue

*Ignore the strips of fabric, I decided not to use those.
I made a template for each flag using a piece of kraft card stock.  It's 5" long, 3-1/2" wide.  I found the "center" at 1-3/4" and then measured up 1-1/2" for my points.
On the wrong side of your striped fabric, trace your flags.  I made five (5) for my garland.
Trace them all at once making sure your stripes are going in the right direction.
Now cut them out using a nice pair of fabric scissors for a good crisp line.
Now using the star fabric, cut out (5) 2" x 2" squares.
Attach the stars to the stripes using your hot glue gun on the low setting.  It doesn't take a lot of glue, just enough to bond the fabric together.
Now to make a little pocket for the twine to run through.  Take your muslin fabric and cut (5) pieces that measure 5" wide by 1-3/4" tall.
Using your hot glue gun on low, glue just the top and bottom of the muslin to the flag.  Leave sides open so you can thread your twine through for hanging.
After your glue is cooled and you make sure everything is secure, thread a piece of twine through each flag.  I cut my twine at about 4 foot long.  You can always make more flags and make your twine longer if you need to.
I tied a small knot at each end of the twine to prevent it from unraveling.
I think its adorable!  It was so simple to make that I have even more ideas swirling around in my head to make more in the future.
I got the inspiration for my garland on P interest right HERE.
After our picnic was over, I moved it inside of the house to the front of our fireplace screen.  It looks cute there too!

It doesn't have to be done all at once.  It is a slow process in the works! C-ya next time!


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