Once again I will be using the July 4th party printable collection from Lauren McKinsey. Today I will using the banner set. This file set is amazing. I think there is something like 5 different sizes already included in the pdf file. I mean, does she think of everything or what?!? I have already printed out 3 different sizes to use 3 different places through out my party - to just tie my theme all together! Once again you could leave out any of the pieces you don't want and create endless combos for a myriad of different party needs.
Even though the set comes with 5 different sizes, I wanted something a little smaller for my pie buntings. So I printed out the smallest set at both 60% and 70% to use for this project. See, printables are just an endless source of yummy!
July 4th printable banner set from Lauren McKinsey
Glue (although you see a glue stick in this photo, I ended up using hot glue after I figured out my glue stick wasn't of the permanent variety)
dowels, skewers, straws, or lollipop sticks
twine, yard, or ribbon
When you cut the banner pieces out you want to leave a little "tag" you can use to glue the pennant to the twine. On the triangle pieces make sure you cut it at an angle you won't be able to see when you fold over.
Line up your pieces in the order you want and with the spacing you desire and then cut a piece of twine about 10-12 inches longer than your finished length.
Fold over the tabs you created.
Apply glue to the tab and enclose your twine into the fold.
I found this the easiest way to set them all up and then glue them all down.
I guess I forgot to take a photo of the next step, most likely b/c I was busy burning my finger prints off while I should have been photographing. However, to secure the twine to the skewers I squeezed a line of glue onto the skewer and just began wrapping the twine around it, I think 4-5 times on each side.
See, you don't have to use it for food, you can just jazz up a planter box you happen to have spray painted and tied ribbon around :)
OOOO, and here is a little sneaky peeky of some other things I've been working on.