Independence Day is one of those holidays that doesn't always get a lot of attention when it comes to home decor. We have cookouts and fireworks and maybe put out a few extra flags but why not really celebrate the birthday of America in style! I used red, white, and blue patterns from Childish Things and Country Boutique today to create this fun and festive 4th of July decorative star.
Fancy Pants Design Supplies:
Childish Things: Imagination patterned paper
Childish Things: Snack Time patterned paper
Childish Things: Book Shelf patterned paper
Country Boutique: Defined patterned paper
Childish Things: Chipboard Banners
Childish Things: Trims
Childish Things: Alpha Stickers
Large wood star
Small wood stars
1. Cover the large wood star with the solid red paper. Trace the star on to the red checked pattern and cut it out about 1/2" inside the trace line. Adhere it to the center. Cut a round or doily shape from the white Defined paper and adhere to the center. Doodle stitching around all edges. Cut 4-5 one inch strips from the blue star pattern and ruffle them. Adhere them with hot glue around the outside edge of the wood star.
2. Wrap the large red striped ribbon around the bottom half of the star. Use hot glue to pinch together a bow from another piece of the ribbon. Add a couple of stacked, twine tied buttons to the center of the bow.
3. Add your title in alpha stickers to the center of the star. Pierce two Childish Things chipboard banner pennants with stick pins and stick them in the paper above the title. Add some twine tied buttons and a small white painted star to their centers.
4. Cut five small stars from the white patterned paper. Adhere a small blue painted wood star to the center of each and add these stars to the five points of the large star.
5. Border punch three 12" x 1"-1.5" strips of coordinating paper. Accordion fold each strip, adhere it into a circle and hot glue it flat onto a scrap of paper. Punch coordinating circles to adhere to the fronts of the accordion flowers and add doodled stitching. Cut three coordinating stars and add doodled stitching. Add small painted wood stars to the centers of each. Punch a hole in the top of each accordion accent and three holes in the bottom of the large star. Use twine to hang the accordion accents from the bottom of the star.
And that's it! This is a great little project to create instead of a wreath for your front door or to give to your cookout hostess. Thanks for taking a peek today. I hope I have inspired you to make something festive for your 4th of July celebration!