DIY Patriotic Denim Banner
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The fourth of July is only a week away, how did that happen? This year seems to be flying by! Before you know it we’ll be busting out the Halloween projects and then Christmas. I know I’m getting a little ahead of myself. But I feel like this summer is just slipping away, with nowhere near enough time to get everything done. I did however recently spend a day putting up patriotic décor inside and on our porch. First up on my Fourth of July display was to make a patriotic banner using my Heidi Swapp Minc foil applicator.
This tool is the bomb. Enough said. But seriously, it’s been fun trying to find new ways to use it. It works for a lot more than scrapbooking, especially in the midst of the foil trend. So when I thought of the fourth of July I knew the shiny, bright foil would be perfect for a small patriotic table display. The banner was made with denim pennants from Michaels, patriotic stickers, and red foil.
Denim Banner (Michaels)
Heidi Swapp Minc Foil Applicator
Minc 12×12 paper pack
Step one: Use your cutting machine to cut letters from the Heidi Swapp Minc 12×12 paper pad.
Step two: Place your letters on the clear sleeve facing up. Place foil over the letters and run through machine on setting 3.
Step three: Peel off foil and glue letters onto your denim banner. I like to use the Elmers x-treme glue sticks. I’ve probably talked about them a million times over the years but I’m always really impressed with how strong the glue is.
In addition to the letters I used a pack of patriotic stickers from Michaels to add American flags and silver stars on the ends.
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Holy cow Crystal You are always so full of ideas and great ones. Love how the banner looks with torn strip banner above it. Did you tie them together? I could make that as still have lots of patriotic fabrics bought long time ago. Will maybe go get some of that out, make quick banner then make paper banner with papers already bought.
This looks fun to make but maybe next year. Have spent all I shouldn’t have already to buy red/white/blue papers to make 4th. July decos. I’m sure must have some decorations from previous years around somewhere.
Not that we’ll be doing or going anywhere. My first choice would be Highline Lake just 7 1/2 miles from our house. A nice state park lake, not huge but have had many happy fun times there with daughter/family. Hoping they’ll want to go with us if I can get hubs moving. It’s so darned hot here (over 100) it’s hard to budge him out of house to check the mail lately. Enjoy your weekend
Love this whole mantel decorations and would like to do this for next year. Is the star a Heidi Swapp Marquee Love star or another brand? Also, is it just wood grain paper inside the star? I would also like to know how the jars were done…hint hint! Thanks and keep on crafting :)