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Patriotic Burlap Banner (Tutorial)

I thought I had finished decorating for the 4th of July but I decided that my beadboard flag wasn't enough decoration on the exterior of the house.   I decided I needed a bunting or banner and I wanted to make it with supplies I had on hand.

Digging through my craft closet I found a little bit of burlap yardage leftover from my easter banner.  I knew I was onto something!   (Isn't everything better with burlap?)

After cutting out large triangles, I used a star punch to make a couple cardstock stencils and I grabbed a role of painters tape for the stripes. 

 To keep the stars from sliding around while I painted over them, I added double stick foam to keep them in place:

I decided to use craft paint (the same stuff I used for the flag) and diluted it out so the burlap would look tinted more than painted.

 I applied the paint with a foam brush:

I laid them all out on my counter to dry overnight:

The next morning I strung them onto a length of twine (pushing the twine through holes in the burlap) and hung it across my front entrance:

Once it was hung, I sprayed it lightly with a coat of polyurethane to protect it from the weather a little:

It looks great, especially next to my distressed beadboard flag:

I think we are definitely ready for the 4th of July! 

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  1. You sure are ready for the 4th of July! I love the banner's distressed look! Your home entrance is looking really good!

  2. love it! so festive, but not over-the-top :)

  3. That is so cute! I love burlap and I love the look of it painted like that! Thanks for sharing! :)



  4. Great patriotic bunting!
    Mary Alice

  5. I looooooove this bunting! Such a classy vintage, distressed look. I'm pinning this!
    And I will be featuring it this friday on www.myclevernest.com.

    Well done!
    (found you from Craft o Maniac's linky)

  6. This is great! I love burlap!! I'm a new follower and I’d love for you to share this on Tuesday’s Tidbits at Naptime Delights: http://naptimedelights.blogspot.ca/2012/06/tuesdays-tidbits-6.html


  7. Hi again, ok, your bunting is live at www.myclevernest.com. Come check it out!
    <3 Alyssa

  8. Your patriotic bunting is adorable. I ♥ it! Found you at Blackberry Vine and I'm now a follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit. Happy 4th ~ Judy

  9. The Jenny EvolutionJune 29, 2013 at 2:57 PM

    I saw this on a 4th of July roundup and simply had to pin it. I hope
    you’ll share your best post of the week on my Friday Flash Blog Linky Party
    going on ALL weekend at The Jenny Evolution.



  10. This is so creative! I could totally recreate this :) Thanks for the inspiration and joining in our Pin Party.... hope to see you again!


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