Thursday, June 13, 2013

DIY: Freedom Banner

Picture this: red, white, and blue all over the house. Sounds pretty fab, if you ask me. I am a happy wife, indeed. My husband, on the other hand, may think my obsession with July 4th is over the top. But, as the old saying goes, "a happy wife is a happy life." So, he lets it be.

Anyways, I'm getting off topic here. 

Today's DIY project is inspired by none other than Pinterest (duh.) The original pin can be found here. If you can't already tell, it's a Freedom banner. Just in the nick of time for Independence Day too. Well, I'll be...
She's a beauty, right?! It's super easy to make. Just takes a little patience and a lot of Topo Chico. Oh my gracious, have I traded in white wine for mineral water? Yes. Yes, I have. Anyways, let's get down to bizz-nazz.

Step one: Collect supplies.
You'll need card stock paper, paint, paint dabbers, burlap triangles, and some twine. 

Step Two: Print out any word you'd like to use on your card stock.
I chose the word, "Freedom" for obvious reasons. Hello July 4th. I see ya. Anyways, once you print out your word, you'll have to cut each letter out in order to create a stencil. You basically cut the black printed part out of the paper. Thus, creating the shape of the letter. 

Step Three: Using the stencil you just created, paint on the burlap triangles.
I decided to paint every other letter an alternating color. Blue, red, blue red... etc...

Step Four: Hot glue your twine onto the back of each burlap triangle. 
Then, don't forget to hang the banner up so that you can admire it while you're watching TV.

Happy DIY'ing, frands. Don't forget to Link up with Stephanie and Katie!

19 comments:

  1. Loved it so much that I pinned it ;)
    & I LOVE your The Skinner Family thing! Did you make that or buy it??

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  2. That is so cute!! I know your house is probably already decked out in red/white/blue for the 4th. And you still have a couple weeks to add more decorations for your favorite holiday!

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  3. I love this so much!!! I've been wanting to do a banner like this and never really knew where to start! Looks so easy for such a great result! :)

    Happy Thursday!

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  4. i love the burlap! so cute!

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  5. So cute! And it doesn't look at THAT hard for a great return! :)

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  6. Cute!!! We have a fall banner like this and it is the best! You did awesome!

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  7. This looks awesome! I'm loving it! Shared it on my facebook page today! https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tobys-Tails-Blog/341678549269970?ref=hl

    Jaime
    http://tobystailsblog.com

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  8. Such a cute banner! Perfect for the 4th of July!

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  9. this is so adorable! Great job!

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  10. So cute and so simple! Love it.

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  11. Why am I not surprised this is 4th of July themed?! haha. This is ADORABLE! :)

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  12. Love that, so cute, I have a ton of burlap so this would be perfect to use up most of it!

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  13. This turned out sooooooo cute!!! I love it! Do you buy the burlap triangles already cut?

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  14. So cute and festive!!! Love the burlap instead of something plain.

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  15. This is so cute! Where did you get the burlap triangles? Or are those DIY?

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  16. So cute!!
    I love anything with burlap.

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