This summer is flying by so fast! We've been keeping busy with vacations, youth activities, swimming lessons and basketball tournaments. I'm loving all the fun things we're doing but not loving how fast the time is going. Can you believe the 4th of July is next week?
We've been so preoccupied with things that I haven't done much to prepare for the holiday until yesterday when I decided to make this simple patriotic bunting for the mantel. It was easy and didn't take much time at all.
To make the bunting, I took a roll of burlap and cut 6-7" X 9" pennant shapes. Then I googled star templates and printed and cut out the of size star I wanted on cardstock. Taped it to the burlap and painted inside the star shape with white paint and a foam pouncer. You only need to use a little bit of paint on the pouncer, this way it doesn't soak through the burlap and dries quickly too.
Then I took some ribbon and hot glued it across the top and used fray check on the ends of the ribbon.
To hang the pennants from a small rope, I used mini clothes pins. To make the pins more festive, I used washi tape to decorate the tops and bottoms.
I also used some red, white and blue ribbon to tie between the pennants and hung it from the mantel. Nothing like a last minute project but I love how it turned out!