Stars and Stripes Banner and Printable from H&P Artistry

Stars and Stripes Banner

Stars and Stripes Banner

The Stars and Stripes Banner and Printable is a quick and simple way to add a little detail to a gathering. This craft is also a fun way to get the kinds involved in decorating for a party. Supervise the kids with scissors or cut out the banner flags prior to having them put the banner together.  I recommend having the kids glue the ribbon in place and not use a stapler. Watch the YouTube video at the end of the tutorial for a project walk-through.

Materials:

Stars and Stripes Banner and Printable from H&P Artistry

Printable
Ribbon
Scissors
Stapler or glue

Printable

Stars and Stripes Banner and Printable from H&P Artistry

Click here to download the printable. There are 6 banner flags on 1 printable sheet.

Step 1

Stars and Stripes Banner and Printable from H&P Artistry

Print out the printable. Use card stock or photo paper for a more long-lasting banner. Printer paper works well for a one time use banner.

Stars and Stripes Banner and Printable from H&P Artistry

Cut out the individual pieces. For double-sided banner flags glue opposite colored flags to one another and trim any excess paper.

Step 2

Stars and Stripes Banner and Printable from H&P Artistry

Choose the ribbon. I picked out a sparkly gift wrap ribbon to give the feel of fireworks. Cut the ribbon to the length of the needed banner. Add a few inches to the ends for hanging the banner. Follow the instructions below on how to curl or straighten ribbon.

Ribbon Curling

Stars and Stripes Banner and Printable from H&P Artistry

To curl ribbon line up the cutting side of the scissors with the back (non decorative side) of the ribbon.

Stars and Stripes Banner and Printable from H&P Artistry

Pull gently to the end of the ribbon.

Straightening the Ribbon

Stars and Stripes Banner and Printable from H&P Artistry

To straighten ribbon line up the cutting side of the scissors with the front (decorative side) of the ribbon.

Stars and Stripes Banner and Printable from H&P Artistry

Pull to the end of the ribbon to straighten. If the ribbon does not straighten completely run it across the scissors again. DO not pull the ribbon through more than twice or it will begin to curl again.

Step 3

Stars and Stripes Banner and Printable from H&P Artistry

You can position the ribbon in the front of the flag

Stars and Stripes Banner and Printable from H&P Artistry

or to the back. If making a double-sided banner position the ribbon in-between the two flags before gluing or stapling together.

Stars and Stripes Banner and Printable from H&P Artistry

Line up the ribbon with the top of the flag. Leave a few inches on the end for hanging.

Stars and Stripes Banner and Printable from H&P Artistry

Staple or glue the ribbon in place.

Stars and Stripes Banner and Printable from H&P Artistry

Staple once on each side of the flag to keep the ends from curling in on itself.

Step 4

Stars and Stripes Banner and Printable from H&P Artistry

Keep the flags equally separated from one another. I choose 2″ spacing between each flag. Curl a few other colors of ribbon and add them to the ends of the banner to give a feel of fireworks.

Are you making any homemade decorations for the Fourth of July Holiday this year?

Watch the YouTube video below for a craft together Tutorial

 

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