Monday, June 20, 2011

4th of July Banner & How To.

I started thinking a couple of weeks ago about the 4th of July coming up.
 I thought I'd get ahead of the game for once (a miracle!)
& whip something up for the mantle. 

Materials I used:
  • silver glitter
  • tacky glue
  • spray adhesive
  • roll of burlap
  • bingo letters - Tim Holtz.
  • Distress Ink - Tim Holtz.
  • twine and hemp
  • 4 large flags

How To:

I printed "you're a grand old flag", "July 4th" and the bingo cards.
For the bingo cards, I googled 'vintage bingo cards' and searched until I found some
that didn't have a copyright watermark. I printed different sizes.

  • I sprayed all printed words and bingo cards with spray adhesive and stuck them to thin cardboard. I cut them out and hole punched them.   
  • I laid the whole thing out on my kitchen table to get the layout and perspective.
  • I glued the bingo game pieces on the 'old flag' letters. 
  • I glued and glittered them.
  • I made the bingo cards look older with Distress Ink....just by rubbing it around the edges.
  • (While the glue/glitter was drying I did the dishes and made dinner....................)
  • I fastened it all to the burlap roll he ribbon, twine and hemp... I just eyed it. No measuring.

I seriously love the Tim Holtz bingo game pieces.
They were $9.99 for the pack.  I have a bunch left over...yay!
( I bought them at Michael's and used a 50% off coupon.)
I bought the flags at a thrift store a few weeks ago for .99 cents a piece.
I had the twine, hemp (thin twine), keys and rusty hardware on hand.

Now all we need in fireworks...
still legal in MN!

xo Jeanne


  1. Jeanne - this is super cute! I've been looking around for the best 4th of July decorations for a blog post...have pinned this one and will definitely be including you. Lovely!

  2. I just love the vintage and nostalgic feel of your banner! I was wondering where you found the "old" bingo creative you are!

  3. I love it!!! And now I want some of those Bingo letters. Got to get me a 50% off coupon first. Michael's here I come.

    You really did a fabulous job. I'm jealous.

  4. OMG! LOVE it!! I also really love Tim Holtz and 7 gypsies is another favorite of mine. I just found your blog and am now a follower. Stop by and say hi!

  5. This is so creative, fun, and original! I absolutely love it, and I am not even a super patriotic person. But I am thinking I may need to make one for a bit of National pride around here for the 4th! Seriously, this is one of the best projects I have seen in a very long time! I am going to feature it over at my blog today!!!! come check it out!

  6. What a great idea. Love this. You are such a clever girl.

  7. This is so beautiful! I absolutely LOVE it! Thanks for sharing!

  8. That is so adorable; I am thrilled to see so many bloggers decorating like crazy for July 4th; its truly one of my favorite holidays with the family--great ideas from your post.

  9. So cute--love every element! Thanks for linking up to Share the Love Wednesday!

  10. Okay, just found you website yesterday and I've been scrolling through your posts. LOVE your style and your tutorials are awesome. Only problem, some of the pictures are black with "!" in a triangle. Is this on purpose or are the links broken? Just curious... I just know I'm missing out on some great stuff. =)


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