DIY U.S.A. Patriotic Banner from Paper Goodie Bags

INSIDE: How to make a USA patriotic banner from paper goodie bags, cocktail napkins and scrapbook paper.

How do you celebrate the Red, White and Blue? In our pre-kids life, we would lounge around the pool and enjoy any excuse for a patriotic beverage.

But now with three cute “party crashers”, these summer holidays are spent doing something. It’s either heading to a small town 4th of July parade as we drag along snacks and sunscreen, or chasing three kids going in three directions at a local carnival.

Patriotic chaos aside, these summer holidays are always a good excuse to pull anything red, white and blue out of the closet, or to haul out the Stars and Strips decorations.

Like this easy DIY U.S.A.patriotic banner using paper goodie bags and cocktail napkins….
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DIY U.S.A. Patriotic Banner from Paper Goodie Bags

– Patriotic-themed USA goodie bags
Scrapbook paper
– Red, White and Blue-themed cocktail napkins
Craft glue and scissors
– Hole punch
– Craft twine

DIY U.s.a. patriotic banner

Step #1:
Open the cocktail napkin. Use craft scissors to cut the napkin in half.

Step #2:
Gather each individual napkin square and form a bow shape with your fingers. Secure the bow with some craft twine.

Step #3:
Use a hole punch to create two holes at the top of each paper goodie bag. String the twine through these holes until you form a chain of paper bags.

Step #4:
Add a dab of craft glue to the back of the paper napkin bows. Glue them onto the top of each paper bag.

4th of july patriotic banner

Use letter stencils, or freehand, the letters “U”, “S”, “A” onto patriotic scrapbook paper. Cut and glue onto the paper goodie bags.

How do you celebrate all these summer holidays, like the 4th of July?

Think of us sweating in the sun, chasing our three Red, White and Blue clad kids around…somewhere!

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36 thoughts on “DIY U.S.A. Patriotic Banner from Paper Goodie Bags

  1. Jen says:

    And here I am someone who has always been intimidated by making one of these. No more! This is super cute and something totally in my wheel house. I love it! Thanks for sharing this as part of The Spectacular Summer Blog Hop 🙂

  2. Janine Huldie says:

    I honestly couldn’t love this idea more, as not only does it look relatively easy to make, but also inexpensive, too. So, definitely going to try this out for the 4th of July and can’t thank you enough for sharing with us for The Summer Summer Blog Hop!! 🙂

  3. Seana Turner says:

    Nice meeting you on Janine’s blog, Victoria. You and I could “hang” as I love anywhere with a beach and a view as well. And Coronado – beautiful. I also loved your answer to her question about your proudest accomplishment. That isn’t easy to achieve, but it sure pays rewards for years and years. Love the banner – patriotic crafts are one of my favorites:)

  4. Cynthia says:

    Came over here from Janine’s blog. What fun! I know kiddos can help with this project, too. I hope you have a great summer and what a fun post! 🙂

  5. Jenn says:

    What a cute patriotic banner! I love that you used goodie bags. It is great when we can find a duel purpose for products we buy. I plan to remember this idea next time I have leftover bags! Thanks!

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