Here’s an easy patriotic July 4th banner DIY that you can make in less than an hour. My printable flag banner template has blue pennants with white stars on the left and red & white stripes on the right. See how it looks like a flag when it’s hung?
You can make this super simple flag banner as short or long as you’d like. I made my paper flag banner using four stars pennants and five stripes pennants to fit the center panel of my fence. You can add more banners to make yours longer if you’d like.
Astrobrights Papers asked me to design a summer paper project using all the vibrant colors you’ll need to decorate for a Fourth of July party: Re-Entry Red™, Bright White, Lunar Blue™, and Blast-Off Blue™. This easy patriotic printable banner DIY is one of the 4th of July party decorations that I created for them.
See also: Rocket Pops (Bomb Pops) 4th of July decorations DIY >
Patriotic American Flag Banner DIY for the 4th of July
The other nice thing about my Fourth of July banner DIY is that you’ll save your printer ink by using colorful Astrobrights paper instead!
Print my Fourth of July banner onto blue, red, and white paper from Astrobrights Papers and cut out. Glue white stars onto the blue banner pieces. Punch holes in the banner corners. String banner together and hang. I added large printable bomb pops to the banner sides to hide the tape.
4th of July DIY party decorations
Pair your patriotic July 4th banner DIY with that classic American popsicle: Bomb Pops! You can download my Rocket Pops free printable decorations to hang with your flag banner or make patriotic cupcake toppers.
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What supplies do you need for making my easy patriotic July 4th banner DIY?
- Kathy’s free printable 4th of July banner — you’ll download the template at Astrobrights.com
- Astrobrights Papers cardstock in Re-Entry Red™, Bright White, Lunar Blue™, and Blast-Off Blue™
- Paper scissors and optional craft knife, metal ruler, and self-healing mat
- 1/8” hole punch and string/ribbon for rocket pop garland
- Glue stick or school glue
How to make a DIY Fourth of July American flag banner
Step 1: Print my 4th of July banner free template onto paper
Download my free printable American flag banner template at Astrobrights.com. Print my Fourth of July banner onto blue, red, and white paper from Astrobrights cardstock paper and cut out the decor.
Step 2: Cut out the banner pieces and stars
Cut as many banner pieces from red, white, and blue as you like using paper scissors or craft knife, metal ruler, and self-healing mat. I cut out 4 blue, 3 red, and 2 white banner pennants to make my Fourth of July decor.
Step 3: Glue paper stars onto the blue banner bunting
Glue white stars onto the blue banner pieces using glue stick or school glue. Be creative here – it doesn’t have to match my flag.
Step 4: Hang your DIY 4th of July banner
Punch holes in the banner corners with a 1/8” hole punch, string the banner together with ribbon, and hang. I added large printable bomb pops to the banner sides to hide the tape.
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And be sure to see more 4th of July craft ideas like my bomb pop cupcake toppers printable, 4th of July perler bead coasters, DIY sparkler safety caddy for holding hot sparklers, and Fourth of July felt napkin rights craft.
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