A few years ago, I made a bunch of holiday banners, which I gave away as a Christmas present. I've always planned to make more for myself, but of course that hasn't happened yet. I do have a "Happy Birthday" & 2 "Celebrate" banners which were kind of trial runs, but I still use them. Oh, and I have a "Merry Christmas" one that I don't really like that much--which is why I made another one for the Christmas gift. I was much cuter, but of course I don't have a picture of that one!
So it was really easy, & I know there are many ideas for banners & buntings out there. All I did was cut out triangles of fabric w/ pinking shears to help prevent fraying. Then I printed out letters from the computer & used them as patterns to cut out letters from fabric as well. On some banners I kept the triangles solid & the letters various patterns and on others I kept the letters solid & the triangles patterns. Then I used double wide bias tape to put it all together. I've seen others use ribbon, which is so cute.
So I made one for July 4th, Halloween, Valentine's, Christmas, birthdays, & a generic "Celebrate". My "liberty" banner (above) was made from an old bed sheet for the background fabric.
This Valentine's banner I actually sold to someone in Australia in my short-lived Etsy shop. It was very cute.
I'll do another post w/ the other "Celebrate" & "Happy Birthday" banners. I also have a cute & easy garland that I put up w/ the birthday banner that I want to show.
Someday Crafts 4th of July party: