Ruby Rock-It

4th of July Fun!

by Teresa Horner | June 25, 2016

Hi Ruby Rock-it fans it's Teresa here today to share a quick and easy project to decorate for 4th of July this year.  I had lots of fun prints and solids in my Ruby Rock-it stash in red, white and blue so i got them all out and matched up some of my favorites and got to work.

So first up- you will need some of the prints from the Fusion paper line in red and blue swirl and then a bit of the kraft with blue glittery stars.  I also used just white cardstock to mat the back of the stars and then got an idea to use some of the corrugated paper that we just got in red to add a bit of texture to it.  I cut the banners about 4 inches wide and 6 inches long so that i could get more out of my paper.  I just flagged the bottoms of each of them and glued them together to start.  The small piece of corrugated paper is about 1 inch wide by 4 inches and again i flagged both ends.  
On top of each of the banner pieces i die cut a few white doilies to put on top so that my gold letters would really pop out.  I used letter from both the Heritage collection and also smaller gold letters from the Happy Days collection.  They are already sticky so it's easy to just add them to my piece.

Next i used a hole punch and tied all the banner pieces together.  For the stars I punched a hole in the top corner of each but then i left a space between each of the banner pieces and tied each one on with a knot after cutting them like you can see below.  It just gave it a little more of a country feel like i was looking for and the kraft paper really helped make it look nice i think.
Below is a finished picture of the whole banner on my table.  I am going to put it up on my mantle and decorate but i need to make a few more things so i will share those later.  

 And i even got a bit of inspiration to make a few candles to decorate and some knapkin holders for my silverware and such for our barbecue that day.  These are pretty much done the same way and i used leftover scraps from the banner so it was easy and i didn't have to buy more paper.  I did use one new paper for it from the Hearts and Stripes paper line.  There was a beautiful blue strip and i cut some fun fancy circles out of it and it looks kind of like the flag so i made up a bunch.

Thanks for stopping over today and checking out what is new for us her on the Ruby Rock-it blog.
Also here is a supply list just in case you need to stop over to the store to pick up a few things:
Happy Days Gold letters
Other: Ribbons, dies, paper trimmer, scissors and Beacon 3 in 1 adhesive.
Have a fun and very crafty day!!

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