Get patriotic with this easy printable stars and stripes banner.
Decorating for every season doesn’t have to be hard. You can make easy crafts that add touches of the holiday to your regular decor.
That is exactly what this American paper stars banner is! The easy printable paper stars are the perfect way to add some patriotic decor whenever you need it.
This stars and stripes banner can be used to decorate for:
- Independence Day (aka, the 4th of July)
- Memorial Day
- Veteran’s Day
- President’s Day
And it’s so easy to make you can drape all over your house!
In Utah we celebrate Pioneer Day on the 24th of July with all things red, white and blue too. So I made this banner to hang up in our home for the month of July.
It was the perfect summer decor that worked for 2 holidays instead of just one!
The colors of the stars and stripes have a vintaged vibe to them.
Instead of crayon blue, it’s more of a dusty blue, and instead of red and white stripes, they are cranberry and cream colors.
If you made some of the printable 3D paper snowflake ornaments that I posted before Christmas, you will be a pro at making the stars for this patriotic banner.
But things are a little different because these are a 5 point star instead of a 6 point star. And I decided to use my Silhouette cutting machine to cut out the stars so I could free up my hands for holding ice on my neck.
Once I cut out the stars, it was time to start folding. The lines from the center of the star to the tip of the points need to be folded so the ridge is pointing up, like a mountain.
Then you ned to fold the other half of each line so it points down like a valley. To do this I found it easiest to grab two of the mountains and pinch them together.
Then grab two more and pinch until all 5 of the valleys are creased.
When you have all the folds creased you will end up with a squishy star.
To make it beautiful, press the center of the star and it will flatten a bit out into the beautiful star you want.
Finish folding all your stars. I chose to do 3 blue stars and 5 striped stars so the banner would resemble a flag with the small stars box.
When your stars are all done, string them into your banner.
I strung mine onto a piece of leather cording. It was a little tight on the little holes I cut, but it keeps things put when it’s hung up.
Isn’t it so pretty? It was definitely the perfect project for me today!
If you’ve looked at any of my other seasonal mantles, you may notice that I don’t switch out too much. I like to keep the background pieces there and just change out the pretty seasonal accents.
So I have my background of burlap to help frame my mantle area, then I hung a vintage window on top of that.
I still use my 20 minute picture frames that I made last year and just swap out the printables inside. I fell in love with these printables from How to Nest for Less so I printed one to start off my mantle.
Now I just need to decide what to put in the other one. Then with a few more details, I will have this mantle ready in no time!
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Happy Independence Day!