Stars and Stripes Burlap Bunting

Memorial Day is just around the corner and I am so darned excited! We’ll be taking a long weekend for a camping trip with a bunch of family and it is sure to be a blast. Anything will be better than last years trip where it rained the majority of the time… and when it wasn’t raining, it snowed!

DIY Patriotic Burlap Bunting Since I am so ready for our trip I decided to make a burlap bunting we can add to our campsite in celebration… although my flag loving son has been trying to steal it for his room, so we’ll see where it ends up!

I won a bag of supplies from FloraCraft when I was at Snap Conference, so this was the perfect project to use the burlap and twine that was in the bag!

Want to make one for yourself? Here’s how:
SUPPLIES NEEDED:
Burlap (I used a 4.5″ wide roll of Burlap Garland)
Red, White & Blue Acrylic Paint
Foam Pouncer
 I created a stencil for the shape of the bunting pieces, the stars and the stripes. You can choose to free hand onto cardstock and cut using an xacto knife or use a cutting machine, such as a Cricut Explore (affiliate link for your convenience).
 
Cut 6-8 pieces of burlap – I went 4.5″ wide by 7″ tall. Fold it in half and 2″ from the bottom, from the fold, cut in a diagonal line to create the flag shape.
Paint the top 1.5″ of the banner blue – I used a foam pouncer for all of the painting.
Using the stripes stencil, paint on the red stripes – I chose to go vertically.
Once I finished all the stripes, I grabbed the first bunting piece that I painted and stenciled on the stars.
Patriotic Burlap Bunting

Next we are going to sew the pieces onto some twine. Don’t sew? No problem! Just use hot glue!

Line the top of the bunting with the twine and then using a zig zag stitch, sew the two together.

I put about 3-4 inches of space between each piece.

You’re done! Now hang and admire!

UPDATE: I shared this project on my craft segment with our local news:

WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-

 

And with Memorial Day and Fourth of July just around the corner, don’t miss out on my Pledge of Allegiance Printable. It also makes a great Teachers Gift!

 

Check out the other 10 Creative Buzz Projects:

Paint Dipped Milk Bottles from Tied Ribbon

Red, White & Blue Sugar Cookies from Made to be a Momma
  Nursery Reveal from Carissa Miss
Fresh Berries & Cream Panna Cotta from Handmade in the Heartland
Red, White and Blue Wood Shim Art from All Things with Purpose
Patriotic Funfetti Cupcakes from This Silly Girl’s Life
  Berries & Cream White Chocolate Bark from Do Small Things with Love
Red White & Blue Braided Headband from Sugar Bee Crafts
Red White & Blue T-Shirt Scarf from One Krieger Chick
 

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