Need an easy decor fix for Memorial Day and the 4th?? Add some red, white, and blue quickly and easily with a fun burlap banner!! See how I created this easy DIY patriotic banner for my mantle in a matter of minutes!!
I’m using rectangle burlap rectangles from Hobby Lobby for the base, scrapbook paper, Mod Podge, and a little hot glue!!
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First up trim the top of each rectangle (I’ll be using 5) in order to cut the hole from the top and pull threads from each side to give a frayed look.
Secondly cut triangles from the scrapbook paper. I’m using 3 blue with stars and two red stripes. I have a poster board triangle on hand that I’ll be using to trace, but you could also print a triangle to use as a template.
Adding the red, white and blue to the easy DIY patriotic banner…
Now it’s time to adhere the paper to the burlap. You could use any type of glue, but I like the Mod Podge method since it leaves a smooth surface. I’m brushing Mod Podge on the back of each paper triangle, letting it dry, then ironing it onto the burlap. A mini iron works great for this part!!
Once all the triangles are attached I need to secure them to a wood bead garland that I already have hanging on the mantle. I found the easiest solution was a drop of hot glue. After the 4th I can heat the glue with a heat gun and it will peel right off the wood beads!!
So EASY and just like that my mantle has a patriotic touch!! What do you think?? I’m sure I’ll be adding more to this soon so I’ll keep you updated!! Looking for more patriotic inspiration? Check out this cute project!!
I love this! Where did you get the beads?
Hey there!! I buy my wood beads on Amazon. I’ll attach my affiliate link in case you’re interested.