Super simple Stars & Stripes bunting for July 4th home decor - you won't believe what it's made from!!
From Memorial Day to Labor Day the main colors you’ll find in my house are red, white, and blue. I love to decorate my space with our country’s colors and celebrate our heritage during the summer months. You can imagine that I have quite a bit of patriotic home decor, but I that doesn’t mean it all screams USA. I like to subtly add touches here and there.

This stars & stripes bunting is the perfect addition to my summer decor. And you won’t believe what it’s made out of!

Super simple Stars & Stripes bunting for July 4th home decor - you won't believe what it's made from!!
All of that bunting started out as 4 placemats! 2 white with large blue stars and 2 white with red stripes. I spotted these beauties at Old Time Pottery months ago and was just biding my time in getting them until it was time for a red, white, and blue project to be made.

Depending on how much bunting you want to make with depend on how many placemats you will need. These 4 will make 12 pieces of bunting.

Super simple Stars & Stripes bunting for July 4th home decor - you won't believe what it's made from!!
Cut each placemat into three equal sections.

Super simple Stars & Stripes bunting for July 4th home decor - you won't believe what it's made from!!
Sew a new seam along the cut edge of each strip of placemat to prevent fraying. Try to make it match the seam already on the rest of the placemat so that it blends in.

Note: I recommend using a heavy duty needle on your sewing machine for this project.

Super simple Stars & Stripes bunting for July 4th home decor - you won't believe what it's made from!!
Fold each strip in half lengthwise, right side out. Stitch across 1″ from the fold

Super simple Stars & Stripes bunting for July 4th home decor - you won't believe what it's made from!!
Run twine through the newly made tunnel in the top of the bunting, alternating the stars and strips. An easy way to do this is the tape the end of the twine to a small dowel rod or Popsicle stick and run it through the bunting.

Now it’s time to hang it!

Super simple Stars & Stripes bunting for July 4th home decor - you won't believe what it's made from!!
I thought this bunting was perfect to hang in the window in my living room. There was plenty of bunting pieces to stretch across the frame (and still some left over for another window!). And, bonus, since the bunting is patterned on the front and the back it look great inside and outside of the house!

Super simple Stars & Stripes bunting for July 4th home decor - you won't believe what it's made from!!
Think outside the box when it comes to your home decor. Not only can you create projects that are less expensive with non traditional items, but also unique pieces that no one else will have!

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Michele is the creator behind The Scrap Shoppe, a craft and DIY blog. She is a wife and mommy to 2 fun little boys. She gave up a job in science to pursue her dream of spending more time with her boys and becoming a full time blogger. The Scrap Shoppe focuses on creating fun, creative, and unique craft and DIY projects for the home that anyone can recreate.

    9 Comments

  1. charleneasay1 June 22, 2016 at 3:48 PM Reply

    This is such a cute and simple idea. Thanks for sharing with us at Family Joy Blog Link UP Party this week.

  2. MmrliRuddy June 26, 2016 at 7:00 AM Reply

    Really cute project. Do you think it would work with scrapbooking paper?

    • The Scrap Shoppe June 27, 2016 at 10:16 AM Reply

      Absolutely! You could definitely fold it over and stitch it up. 🙂

  3. Ellen Folkman June 29, 2016 at 7:19 AM Reply

    Such an easy project for any skill level. Love the star placemats you found!

  4. Oh My Heartsie Girl July 1, 2016 at 4:38 PM Reply

    Your bunting turned out great, never thought of using something like this above a window, but it is perfect and patriotic!! Thank you for sharing on #OMHGFF this week!!
    Wishing you a Happy and safe 4th of July!!

  5. Marji July 2, 2016 at 6:47 AM Reply

    I love a good bunting or banner. Here is a link to the one I designed for the 4th of July – http://3dcuts.com/butterfly-lantern-tutorial

  6. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom July 2, 2016 at 10:25 AM Reply

    I love buntings and this one is gorgeous! Very well done!

    Thanks for sharing (and for linking up to the #SHINEbloghop).

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
    xoxo

  7. FrugalHausfrau July 5, 2016 at 2:51 PM Reply

    Fun project and I could use this is multiple places!! Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday!

    Mollie

  8. twochicksandamom/Donna July 6, 2016 at 5:27 PM Reply

    We featured your hunting today at #OMHGWW Wonderful Wednesday! http://twochicksandamom.blogspot.com/2016/07/wonderful-wednesday.html

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