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How to Make Patriotic Bunting From Drop Cloths

Get ready for a patriotic celebration with this easy and affordable DIY project. Learn how to make festive bunting out of drop cloths – perfect decor for Memorial Day or Fourth of July gatherings.

Get festive this holiday season with patriotic bunting decor! Learn how to make it using affordable drop cloths and create the perfect decorations for Memorial Day or Fourth of July.

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Time for outdoor celebrations, picnics and neighborhood gatherings with friends.

What better way to welcome all your guests than by making a festive statement with colorful decor?

Get ready to show off your patriotism this season as you learn how to easily craft bunting from drop cloths that can make any gathering more fun and inviting.

With only a few supplies and some basic painting know-how, you’ll have an eye-catching decoration in no time!

Let’s get started on our creative journey together—it’s sure to be a blast!

Today, I am sharing How to Make Patriotic Bunting From Drop Cloths.

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How to Make Patriotic Bunting From Drop Cloths

Red, white, and blue—it’s time to show your patriotic side in this creative DIY project!

Making a festive bunting out of drop cloths is a fun way to welcome guests into your backyard barbecue or the perfect addition to your 4th of July parade float.

You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to create colorful swags from nothing but drop cloths, scissors, tape measure, blue tape and paint.

Follow along this step-by-step guide for making traditional Americana décor that you can use for all kinds celebrations now and in the future.

What Do I Need to Make Patriotic Bunting From Drop Cloths?

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How to Make Patriotic Bunting From Drop Cloths

Are you ready to get crafty and show your patriotic spirit?

If so, then look no further than making some lovely drop cloth buntings!

This simple crafting project is perfect for any skill level, will cost you nothing more than the price of a few drop cloths, and best of all won’t take up too much time.

With just three easy steps, it’s really quite easy!

So grab those scissors and read on as I walk you through this fun and festive craft to help create beautiful bunting just in time for the Fourth of July or any other national holiday that may arise throughout the year.

You will need: A 12′ drop cloth, scissors, measuring tape, blue painters tape, paint roller and tray, red paint, blue paint, cup hooks, zip ties, needle nosed pliers, drill and bit.

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How to Make Patriotic Bunting From Drop Cloths

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How to Make Patriotic Bunting From Drop Cloths

Get in the patriotic spirit with this easy, affordable DIY! Learn how to make festive bunting using drop cloths and prepare for a show-stopping decor at your next Memorial Day or 4th of July celebration.

Step 1: I bought 9’x12′ drop cloths. I measured them into 3 foot sections and marked it.

Step 2: Then cut them into 3′ strips.

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How to Make Patriotic Bunting From Drop Cloths

Step 3: Next, I used a tape measure and marked them into 3 1′ sections.

Step 4: Then, I used blue painters tape to tape off what would be the res stripe and the blue stripe.

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How to Make Patriotic Bunting From Drop Cloths

Step 5: Next, I painted the blue stripe and the red stripe.

I did two coats of paint and let it dry completely.

Super easy right?

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How to Make Patriotic Bunting From Drop Cloths

Creating patriotic bunting with drop cloths is such an easy and budget-friendly way to incorporate fun, colorful decorations into your 4th of July festivities—or any other holiday for that matter.

Taking the time to make your own crafts like this is a great way to take pride in the occasion.

And when you create something yourself, it helps add a special touch of personalization and creativity to your event’s décor.

Plus, you can use these festive flags for years to come! So break out the paint and show the world how you’re celebrating in style!

Get those creative juices flowing, grab your fellow patriots, and prepare yourself for all of the compliments you’ll be receiving!

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Here’s to all sorts of ways we can colorfully bring life to our 4th of July gathering.

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Hanging the bunting is easy as well.

Step 6: I drilled a small hole where I wanted to place the cup hook.

Step 7: Then, I used needle nosed pliers tho tighten the cup hook into the railing.

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How to Make Patriotic Bunting From Drop Cloths

Step 8: Then I gathered the end of the bunting and tightend a ziptie around it.

Step 9: Next, I just slipped the zip tie over the cup hook.

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It’s the time of the year to show your patriotic spirit with a handmade bunting!

With this fun and easy DIY project, you can welcome guests into your backyard barbecue or brighten up your 4th of July parade float.

All you need is fabric, scissors, paint and a little elbow grease to fashion cheerful red, white and blue decorations.

Take it one step at a time by following along our detailed guide, so that you can get started on this classic Americana craft right away!

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Happy crafting!

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How to Make Patriotic Bunting From Drop Cloths

All in all, making bunting out of drop cloths is a great way to show off your patriotic side just in time for 4th of July celebrations.

Unleash your creative side and have a little fun during the holiday by decorating with fashionable Americana décor.

With this step-by-step guide, you can create vivid swags of fabric that are sure to be the talk of any party.

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Michelle

Saturday 29th of July 2023

Such a great idea Renae, I love how it turned out.

Renae Frey

Sunday 30th of July 2023

It was so easy and it makes for a festive holiday. Hugs to you.

Jen

Sunday 28th of May 2023

These turned out so beautifully, Renae. Perfect for Memorial Day weekend and the 4th!

Renae Frey

Sunday 4th of June 2023

And they are so easy to do. I leave them up all summer long.