I thought I was finished with my Fourth of July decorating

Easy DIY Patriotic Bunting: Make one in 5 minutes or less!

But then I happened upon these red-white-and-blue, stars-and-stripes and polka dot fabric swatches…

Easy DIY Patriotic Bunting: Make one in 5 minutes or less!

…on the remnant table at my local fabric store.

$5, 5 minutes and some rope, and I whipped up this quick and easy patriotic bunting.

Easy DIY Patriotic Bunting: Make one in 5 minutes or less!

I lucked out by finding fabric swatches that were surged on the edges and  had grommets attached.

Easy DIY Patriotic Bunting: Make one in 5 minutes or less!

So, all I had to do was thread the fabric flags on some rope and tie them into place with loose knots.

Easy DIY Patriotic Bunting: Make one in 5 minutes or less!

But even if you don’t luck into fabric store swatches like these, this is a DIY that’s easy to copy. Just find some pretty fabric and cut squares with pinking sheers. (Or use patriotic cloth napkins that are already finished on the edges.)

Attach grommets on two corners (or fold the fabric over and glue or sew it to your rope).

Easy DIY Patriotic Bunting: Make one in 5 minutes or less!

And you have an easy way to show your colors and salute the good old U.S.A.

Easy DIY Patriotic Bunting: Make one in 5 minutes or less!

I hung my patriotic bunting above the big window overlooking our front porch, but for the sake of photography, I took a field trip to the barn in our neighborhood and strung my Old Glory banner on a rustic wooden fence.

Easy DIY Patriotic Bunting: Make one in 5 minutes or less!

In this high-tech world of shiny and new, there’s something so appealing about a weathered, gray fence.

Easy DIY Patriotic Bunting: Make one in 5 minutes or less!

The ┬áred barn it surrounds has seen the last of its work days. Its paint is faded and peeling, the wood is rotting and the metal roof is rusted out. But it’s solid and true. There’s history in all that character.

Easy DIY Patriotic Bunting: Make one in 5 minutes or less!

That dilapidated old fence and that falling-down barn deserve a salute. They deserve to be draped in stars and stripes and celebrated.

Because they are part of the story of America…

God bless America… the old and the new.

Easy DIY Patriotic Bunting: Make one in 5 minutes or less!



Comments

  1. What an awesome find! Love the banner!
    ~ Ashley
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  2. This is adorable! You are the Fourth of July queen!

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