It's not too late to make a fun (and super cute) DIY Craft project for the 4th of July!!
I love the 4th of July and all the happy childhood memories it stirs up. When I was little we always spent the holiday with my grandparents and other extended family.
This usually meant a big old potluck picnic and often going to a local parade. Another favorite was for us kids to put on our own parade. We would march along my grandparents circular driveway pulling a wagon decorated as a float and playing whatever we could find as marching band instruments.
Since there were only about a dozen of us and we thought our parade should be bigger when we got to the back of the house where our parade audience (our parents) couldn't see us, we would change up our costumes or the way the float looked and then circle the driveway again as the next segment of the parade.
In the spirit of those DIY parades, we have this fun and easy No Sew 4th of July Flag Bunting project. The bonus is that it requires no sewing skills! I think that hot glue is a lot easier than a needle and thread or running a sewing machine.
You can use your finished 4th of July Flag Bunting to decorate for a backyard barbecue, a float for your local 4th of July parade – or just to decorate your front porch or living room to celebrate the holiday.
No Sew 4th of July Flag Bunting DIY Craft
**This bunting was cut to make 8 flags. It measures a little over 8 feet 3 inches long. If you want your bunting to be longer or shorter the fabric yardage may need adjusted. If you would like a short bunting, we recommend making the flags smaller.**
- Cut your red and white stripe fabric to approximately 9 ¾ x 5 ½ inches. I cut out 8 flags for this bunting.
- Next, cut your denim. I used an old pair of jeans that my son had outgrown and they had too many holes in them to donate. You will need to cut out 8 rectangles. Mine are not all exactly the same size (that’s part of it’s charm) but they are between 3 ¼ and 3 ½ inches long and 2 ½ and 2 ¾ inches wide.
- Using a small paint brush draw a star on each of the blue jean patches. You could leave them as just the outline or paint them in. It’s all personal preference! Let the paint dry.
- Cut 4 long strips of burlap. Don’t worry about being straight or perfect. The burlap will fray a bit. The strips should be about 25 inches long each.
- Tie them together to make one long strand.
- Now comes piecing everything together. Fold one side of each of your flags. I folded mine down 2 ½ inches making each flag the same size.
- Using the hot glue gun, glue on your star patches on the top right hand corner.
- Next, flip over your flag to the back. Lift the ‘flap’ open and place your burlap leaving yourself enough room on the ends to hang it, hot glue the burlap to the flag. (I hot glued each side of the burlap) Then close shut.
- Repeat. I did 2 flags before each of the burlap knots on mine.
- Hang your flag bunting!