DIY Patriotic Bunting Craft – Perfect for Memorial Day or 4th of July

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As we head into summer it’s time to great ready for all of the patriotic holidays like Memorial Day and 4th of July! To make decorating fun, easy AND adorable we have this easy DIY patriotic bunting craft! This rustic style bunting uses old blue jeans along with red and white striped fabric and strips of burlap to create a flag bunting to decorate your home, your front porch, your BBQ space or classroom. The instructions are easily adjustable to make your bunting as big or as small as you would like. I’m thinking this decor would look great all summer long!

One more bonus is that this DIY patriotic bunting craft requires no sewing skills! I think that hot glue is a lot easier than using a needle and thread or running a sewing machine. You can find the other supplies at your local craft store, or easily get them to your home within a couple days through the links below. If you don’t have an old pair of jeans to use, you can always buy a small piece of new denim or head to your local thrift shop to pick up a pair of jeans.

Natural BurlapNatural BurlapVastar Hot Glue Gun with 30 Pieces Glue SticksVastar Hot Glue Gun with 30 Pieces Glue SticksAmericana Acrylics, Titanium WhiteAmericana Acrylics, Titanium WhiteMartha Stewart Crafts Detailing BrushesMartha Stewart Crafts Detailing BrushesStripes Big Red White Poly Cotton FabricStripes Big Red White Poly Cotton FabricScotch Precision ScissorScotch Precision Scissor

DIY Patriotic Bunting Craft

**This bunting was cut to make 8 flags.  It measures a bit over 8 feet 3 inches long. If you want a longer or shorter strip of bunting, the fabric yardage may need adjusted.  If you would like a short bunting, we recommend making the flags smaller.**

No Sew 4th of July Flag Bunting Process Start


½ yard Red and White Stripe fabric
¼ yard denim fabric or you can use an old pair of blue jeans
hot glue
hot glue gun
white acrylic paint
small paint brush

No Sew 4th of July Flag Bunting Stars


  1. Cut the red and white striped fabric to approximately 9 ¾ x 5 ½ inches.  We cut out 8 flags for this bunting.
  2. Next, cut the denim. We used an old pair of kidsjeans that were outgrown and had too many holes in them to donate.  You will need to cut out 8 rectangles.  Ours are not all exactly the same size (that’s part of its charm) but they are between 3 ¼ and 3 ½ inches long and 2 ½ and 2 ¾ inches wide.
  3. Using a small paint brush draw a star on each of the blue jean patches.  You could leave them as just the outline or paint them in.  It’s all personal preference!  Let the paint dry. No Sew 4th of July Flag Bunting Burlap
  4. Cut 4 long strips of burlap.  Don’t worry about being straight or perfect.  The burlap will fray a bit.  The strips should be about 25 inches long each.
  5. Tie them together to make one long strand.
  6. Now comes piecing everything together.  Fold one side of each of your flags.  We folded ours down 2 ½ inches making each flag the same size. No Sew 4th of July Flag Bunting Piece Together
  7. Using the hot glue gun, glue on your star patches on the top right hand corner.
  8. Next, flip over your flag to the back.  Lift the ‘flap’ open and place your burlap leaving yourself enough room on the ends to hang it, hot glue the burlap to the flag.  (We hot glued each side of the burlap) Then close shut.
  9. Repeat.  We did 2 flags before each of the burlap knots on mine.
  10. Hang your flag bunting!

This DIY Patriotic Bunting Craft features easy to make flags using old blue jeans! It's a new-sew project perfect for Memorial Day or the 4th of July.

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My first thought was to do a Flameless Candle Makeover!  I like them being plain white but, I was thinking to add a bit more personality to the room so I thought why not add some glitter to them! It was really easy to do, and with some painters tape you could create any design you wanted!!  I just chose to do a few lines but I almost went with a chevron print!!


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It is really easy to do and you can choose any glitter color you want! I just used the spray adhesive glue but if you have something else on hand that should work. I did also spray them with a clear coat of spray paint to keep the glitter from flaking off, this is optional. Just be careful handling if you don’t as the glitter falls off pretty easily.

Flameless Candle Makeover with Glitter

What you need:

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How to Do:

Just take some painter’s tape and tape whatever design you want on the candle. Once you have that done, spray some of the glue adhesive on in the areas you want to glitter, then sprinkle the glitter on to the glue. You will have to work sort of fast as the glue dries kind of quick. Once it is glittered, let set for a little bit. Then you can take some clear spray paint and spray over the glittered area (do outside) and allow to dry. Once dry you are good to go!

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