4th of July is right aroudn the corner! I wanted to make some festive decor but didn’t want to spend a ton of time doing it. This is summer after all and the sunshine is calling! This simple 4th of July Garland was the perfect option!
Quick to assemble, this 4th of July Garland is the perfect time-savvy craft. You just have to wait for the paint to dry. And it’s spray paint, so that’s basically around 10 minutes! 😉
Supplies you’ll need:
4th of July Garland Tutorial
The hardest part of the whole thing is gluing together the stars. Here is a little how-to for assembling them:
Easy peasy right?!
As you assemble the stars, pass the time by singing patriotic songs with the kids!
Favorite patriotic songs:
- God Bless the U.S.A. – Lee Greenwood
- Courtesy of the Red, White, and Blue – Toby Keith
- Only in America – Brooks & Dunn
- American Soldier – Toy Keith
- Star Spangled Banner – Springfield Digital Orchestra
- Living in America – James Brown
- Some Gave All – Billy Ray Cyrus
- Have you Forgotten – Darryl Worley
- If You’re Reading This – Tim McGraw
Aren’t those some great classics?
After you’ve assembled the stars, its time to divide them into three even groups and take them outside on a drop-cloth to spray paint! The kids love helping with all things crafty, and they were so excited to assist with the painting portion of the project. (Still a bit young to work with the glue gun yet.)
Once the stars were dry we lined them up along the jute string in the order and distance we wanted them. Placing a dot of hot glue on the back point of each start we attached the string.
For one of the garlands we also cut some burlap and alternated a little burlap flag between the stars. It turned out adorable!
Whichever way you go, it’s sure to add a fun level of patriotic to your decor!
- Popsicle craft sticks
- Jute string
- Spray-paint in Red, White, and Blue
- Burlap (optional)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Cut jute string to desired length of garland.
- Assemble stars from popcicle sticks using image included above
- Once stars are assembled, evenly divide them into three groups. Using a drop-cloth, spraypaint each group a different color.
- Once dry, lay string down and decide pattern and distance you'd like each star to be. Hot glue jute string to back of top portion of the star.
- Hang and enjoy!
Now that the house is festive are you ready to make a great red, white, and blue dessert to go with it? You have to try these Sugar Cookie Bars with cream cheese frosting! And if you’ll be gathering around a fire pit anytime soon these Gourmet S’mores are also not to be missed!
Happy Birthday America! Cheers to you!