DIY USA Banner for Fourth of July with Cricut

DIY USA Banner for Fourth of July with Cricut

 If you're looking to add some patriotic flair to your Fourth of July celebration, a DIY USA banner is a perfect addition. With the help of a Cricut machine, you can easily create custom banners in no time. Hang the banner in your home or yard to add some festive decor to your celebration. It's a simple and fun way to get into the holiday spirit while also adding a personal touch to your decorations. So grab your Cricut machine and get crafting!

What do you need?

  • Cricut Explore or Cricut Maker

  • Doodlebug Yankee Doodle Collection 12x12 Petite Prints assortment

  • Doodlebug Yankee Doodle Collection 6x6 paper pad

  • Blue and white twine

  • Adhesive tape runner

  • Pop dots

  • Design Space file for the main banner

  • Design Space file for the secondary star banner

What do you have to do?

Step 1: Cut Design from Cricut Design Space

Once you open the Design Space file you will see that everything you need to cut to make the main banner is there.

  • First, cut the three doily shapes and two stars out of the 12x12 sheet of grey using the linen patterned side.

  • Next, cut the USA letters out of the 6x6 piece of star foiled paper.

  • Cut the five star shapes out of the red polka dot paper.

  • Lastly, cut the five banner pieces out of the blue paper using the linen patterned side.

Step 2: Assemble the Banner

Once you have all of the pieces cut out with your Cricut, it is time to assemble them using the pop-dots. 

  • To assemble the banner, I like to start from the top and work my way down. Add pop-dots to the back of each of the letters and then center one letter on each doily. Next, use double sided adhesive to adhere each doily to the center of each of the large red stars.

  • Add pop-dots to the two grey printed stars and then center them on the remaining two red stars.

  • Use pop-dots on the back of each of the red stars and adhere them to the blue banner pieces. 

Step 3: String Assembled Banner Pieces

  • Once you have each banner piece assembled, begin to string the twine through them. I started with the top left corner putting the twine in from above and pulling it through to the backside. Then I pulled the twine from the back up through to the front on the right corner. This allowed the twine to only be seen on the edges and not across the front. 

  • Continue stringing the banner pieces leaving A LOT of extra length. Depending on where you will hang it will determine exactly how much extra you will need. Lay them out with the twine pulled through making sure there is plenty of extra twine on each end of the banner before cutting the twine from the roll.

Step 4: Cut and Assemble Secondary Banner

  • The second accent banner is all stars. I alternated red linen print and the white with blue polkadot print. 

  • String the stars on the twine. This time I brought the twine up from the back and across and down through the other hole so the twine is more visible. Space the stars out and leave plenty of twine on both ends before cutting the twine from the roll. 

I hope that the tips and ideas provided in this article have given you some inspiration for your patriotic holiday celebrations this summer. By taking the time to create your own DIY projects, you can add a personal touch to your celebrations while also saving money. So, get your crafting supplies ready and let your imagination run wild as you prepare to show off your patriotic pride all summer long!


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