Fourth of July Banner

 Easy Fourth of July Banner Tutorial - Marty's Musings

This week I shared an easy but fun banner and tablescape in a Crafty Google Hangout on Air video. You can now see the under 10 minute video on my youtube channel.

American Craft sponsored our hangouts this month and supplied us with some amazing products.

I love scrapbooking and I love bling and American Craft provided me with both in the glitter and patterned cardstock they sent.

Fourth of July Banner from Marty's Musings

So here’s the scoop: cut out 9″ large stars with a die cutting machine (I used my Cricut and the Plantin Schoolbook Font.)

Fourth of July Banner from Marty's Musings

Hole punch all the stars that will hang directly from the ribbon.

Fourth of July Banner from Marty's Musings

The bling cardstock was extremely heavy and produced a little bit of excess when I cut them. I simply went with that look and used the edge distresser around all the cardstock stars.

Fourth of July Banner from Marty's Musings

 Then glue the 6″ patterned stars to the 7 1/2″ solid cardstock ones.

Fourth of July Banner from Marty's Musings

Thread those stars through your glitter ribbon (more bling love!) and you are ready for the fun part!

Fourth of July Banner from Marty's Musings

For the center star add embellishments to spice it up a bit.

Fourth of July Banner from Marty's Musings

I love the combination of colors against our wooden fence in our back yard. Perfect for the July Fourth holiday!

 Fourth of July Banner from Marty's Musings

You could easily use these same stars and add birthday or party embellishments to them to repurpose them for another occasion.

Fourth of July Banner from Marty's Musings 

If you enjoyed this fun Patriotic project I’d love for you to check out more of my seasonal tablescape ideas below.

Just click on the picture below to go straight to the post! 

Fourth of July Tablescape from Marty's Musings



Valentine Tablescape from Marty's Musings

Disclosure: American Crafts provided me with product for my Google Hangout on Air, but the opinions are completely my own

.Fourth of July Banner from Marty's Musings 


  1. Marty, this banner looks wonderful on your fence…love it! Between ribbon, bling and scrapbooking, we both love similar things! Thanks so much for sharing this and pinning! Have a wonderful Sunday!

    • Hey, Cindy! We do have a lot in common if you love scrapbooking and ribbon! I try to tone down my bling because I’m the only one who likes it, but it’s still there! I do love scrapbook paper, though. And ribbon, especially vintage ribbon. They make me happy! Have a great day!

  2. It looks great!

  3. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by: Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

  4. Cute banner! Love the glitter!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party #37

  5. I love this!!! I love everything 4th of July. I also recognize your thanksgiving centerpiece!

    I’d like to invite you to come link up with our party this week also!

    • Hi, Randi. How sweet of you to comment, and also to remember my branch candle centerpiece! We’ve redone our kitchen table so it will all look new this year! Have a great weekend!

  6. This is so cute! I’m pinning it. Thank you for posting it.

  7. I featured your beautiful banner tonight!! You can see your feature here!

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