DIY: Fourth of July Garland

DIY July 4th Garland

Fireworks, parades, and barbecues are right around the corner! If you are planning a Fourth of July get together, I got a quick simple garland to bring some red, white, and blue to your decor.

MATERIALS:

  • blue and red card stock
  • scissor, exacto knife, or cricut machine
  • tape
  • white string

STEP 1:DOWNLOAD DESIGNS

If you want to use the design templates that I create, download them below. Otherwise you can stencil out your own triangles and circles verifying in size.

 

STEP 2:CUT SHAPES OUT

If you have a cricuit machine, I would recommend using it to cut out the shapes.  I just got a cricuit... totally hooked and never want tp pick up a pair of scissors again! But, if you don't have a circuit, you just need to simply print out the design onto your card stock and cut along the lines.

You will need to cut equal amounts of the shapes in the red and blue card stock so you can make two garlands and layer them on each other.

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Fourth of July Shapes

STEP 3: TAPE SHAPES TO STRING

You will then want to tape your shapes to the string depending on where you will be hanging the garland. If you are hanging it outside, I would recommend using double sided tape and taping two matching shapes together with the string centered along the tape.  This will prevent any tape from being seen and will ensure your garland looks beautiful from any direction the wind takes it. If you are hanging the garland inside against a wall, you just need to use one shape and tape it directly to the string.

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STEP 4: HANG UP THE GARLAND

Now that you completed your garlands, it time to hang them! I really like when the garland is layered, so if you have time... create a whole bunch, layering the red and blue garland on top of each other placing them at different heights.

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