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Happy Sunday y’all! I know it’s strange sight for me to be posting here on a Sunday , but I promise I’m here for an excellent reason: a sweet giveaway! I’ve teamed up with Coupons.com and 14 other awesome bloggers to bring you oodles of patriotic project inspiration just in time for the Fourth of July, plus a chance at walking away with a gift card for $200 to either JoAnn or Home Depot. If you are the lucky winner, you get to choose!
Here are the fifteen blogs that are participating and you should totally check out:
And here are links to all of the patriotic awesomeness:
Coupons.com offers a wide selection of digital coupons for both companies and brands. They are the largest provider of digital coupons on the web, including coupons for Home Depot as well as Jo-Ann coupon codes.
As part of the giveaway, we were each given a $50 e-card to either Jo-Ann or Home Depot and asked to use it to create a DIY 4th of July project. Here is what I came up with: a Perfectly Patriotic Banner!
Before I get started explaining how to recreate this masterpiece for your own home, please know that I’m not proud of the tutorial picture quality, but sometimes a momma has to craft at night when the kidlets are fast asleep and out from under your feet. I hope you’ll understand. 😉
- 6 strips of fabric, cut to 3.5 ” wide by the length of the fabric (I used 3 different styles)
- sewing machine
- 3/8 ” dowel, cut to 20 inches long
- red satin ribbon
1. Begin by sewing two strips of fabric together along the long length with right sides facing each other.
2. Open the sewn strips and lay another strip right sides facing and sew another straight stitch the long length. Keep repeating this process until all of the strips are sewn together.
3. Press the sewn strips flat and iron the hem along the edges. I pressed appx. a 1/4 in. seam across the top and down the sides.
4. At the very top of the banner, fold an extra one inch over and press. This will be come the loop where you will place the dowel.
5. Fold the strips in half length-wise and cut a diagonal line from the center out to the edges. This will create your banner look. Iron a 1/4 inch hem along the new bottom as well.
6. Stitch around the outside of the entire banner, creating a finished edge.
7. Insert your dowel.
8. I wanted to embellish my dowel so I simply cut three pieces of ribbon for each side and used my staple gun to keep them in place.
9. Tie a longer length of ribbon across the top to allow for hanging.
10. Hang and enjoy!
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