June 27, 2013
fun and festive 4th of july banner
With 4th of July coming up next week I decided to get my craft on this afternoon and decorate our new shelves for their first holiday. I'm already in love with having the extra shelf space, especially when it is very limited around our apartment.
A fun and festive red, white, and blue star bunting banner... perfect for the fourth!
I bought red, white, and blue poster board at the dollar store for fifty cents each. Pocatello doesn't have many options for cute craft paper, especially of the cardstock value, so even though I had a TON of poster board left over, it would have been just as much if not more to buy scrapbook paper in these colors. I used a small star shaped cookie cutter to trace an even number of stars in each color and then cut them out.
*** Note :: My bottom shelf measures 49" across but I made the banner about 56" to allow for extra hanging room ***
Another reason why I wanted a thick cardstock type paper was for this next part. I stitched the stars together in a red, white, and blue pattern. I ran 7 stitches in between each star so that they were spaced slightly apart from each other.
All that was left to do was use double sided tape to hang the banner on the front of the shelf.
Here is a sneak peak......
Come back tomorrow! I will be sharing the rest of the shelf decor. :) I had so much fun decorating for this holiday and already have lots of ideas swimming around in my head for Fall decor.
Too soon??? ;) HA