One of the best parts of summer around our house is the Forth of July. Since building our own home, every year we have a big July 4th bash. Of course, that is the perfect excuse to keep adding Forth of July decor made with my Cricut!
If you are looking to add to your patriotic home decor, this easy USA banner is a great project for your mantle or food table.
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Materials Needed to Make the Cricut USA Banner
The materials needed to make this project are:
Cut Design from Cricut Design Space
Once you open the Design Space file you will see that everything you need to cut to make the main banner is there.
First, cut the three doily shapes and two stars out of the 12x12 sheet of grey using the linen patterned side.
Next, cut the USA letters out of the 6x6 piece of star foiled paper.
Cut the five star shapes out of the red polka dot paper.
Lastly, cut the five banner pieces out of the blue paper using the linen patterned side.
Assemble the Banner
Once you have all of the pieces cut out with your Cricut, it is time to assemble them using the pop-dots. I like using pop-dots in my papercrafting projects to give it a little more dimension.
To assemble the banner, I like to start from the top and work my way down. Add pop-dots to the back of each of the letters and then center one letter on each doily. Next, use double sided adhesive to adhere each doily to the center of each of the large red stars.
Add pop-dots to the two grey printed stars and then center them on the remaining two red stars.
Use pop-dots on the back of each of the red stars and adhere them to the blue banner pieces.
String Assembled Banner Pieces
Once you have each banner piece assembled, begin to string the twine through them. I started with the top left corner putting the twine in from above and pulling it through to the backside. Then I pulled the twine from the back up through to the front on the right corner. This allowed the twine to only be seen on the edges and not across the front.
Continue stringing the banner pieces leaving A LOT of extra length. Depending on where you will hang it will determine exactly how much extra you will need. Lay them out with the twine pulled through making sure there is plenty of extra twine on each end of the banner before cutting the twine from the roll.
Cut and Assemble Secondary Banner
The second accent banner is all stars. I alternated red linen print and the white with blue polkadot print.
String the stars on the twine. This time I brought the twine up from the back and across and down through the other hole so the twine is more visible. Space the stars out and leave plenty of twine on both ends before cutting the twine from the roll.
I hope this helped you get ready for the patriotic holidays we celebrate all summer long!
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