I was born and raised in the beautiful island of Guam! So now this island girl, living in Utah is a mother to two beautiful boys and has been married since 2002. I have aBachelors degree in Business Admin and have worked in the HR field for a couple years, then my ADD self took a sharp right turn after I became pregnant with my second child. I decided to open my own business so I now own Honey Bump Maternity in Layton, UT. www.honeybumpmaternity.com 801-444-0900

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Fourth of July Fabric Strip Pennant

This is a really easy project and it’s sooo cute and festive. The length of time it takes to complete just depends on how long you want your pennant to be.

Fourth of July fabric strip pennant

Fourth of July fabric strip pennant

I decided to decorate Honey Bump Maternity this year in celebration of Independence Day. I’ve never really decorated for the 4th of July, but this year I decided that I want to be more festive and change up my window displays more often. So, here’s a really fun project that cost me less than $5 for an almost 20 foot pennant.

Things you’ll need:

  • Rope or String
  • 1/2 yd – 1yd of each fabric you would like to use. I used three different fabrics in Red , White, and Blue
  • Scissors or Rotary Cutter
  • A sidekick (to assist in cutting/tying ribbon strips)

I bought 1 yd of each fabric and I think it was a little too much. If I cut longer strips then I would have used up more fabric so just keep that in mind when deciding on the length of the strips. I don’t have a rotary cutter but I wish that I did. I used scissors to cut all the strips but I just cut a few layers at a time so that it didn’t take so long. You don’t have to worry about cutting them straight if your looking for a cute raggedy look which is exactly what I wanted!

Cut 1" strips

Cut 1″ strips

 

I tied my rope to two chairs like a tight rope, this made it A LOT easier to tie strips on quickly. The distance between each strip is entirely up to you. You can tie 1, 2, or 3 strips at a time to make it even fuller. I think I got pretty lazy and started spacing them even farther apart because my hands got tired. Now would be a nice time to recruit a husband, friend, older child, etc to assist you. I only tied a single knot but pulled it pretty. You can tie a double knot if you like (more work, I’m lazy).

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Just keep tying away until you reach a length you’re happy with. Once you get there, hang with some tape, push pins, or whatever is appropriate. In my case, I was hanging on glass windows so I tied the ends on to  suction cups and TADAHHHHH! Next I’ll be making some cool rockets out of old TP rolls so stay tuned and have a blast this 4th of July!

Honey Bump Maternity Layotn, UT

Honey Bump Maternity Layton, UT

 

 

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