This fourth of July garland is going to be a gorgeous decoration for the star-spangled Independence Day party! Follow this tutorial to DIY your own paper garland.
I love the 4th of July! It’s so fun to have a picnic or a party, eat yummy food, enjoy the hot weather and then celebrate with a firework show at the end of the day! Decorating for the event is so much fun too. Since I love garlands I created this 3D star garland using paper, glue, ribbon and some adorable die-cast aluminum emblems from Kree-ey-tiv. I know the the 3d stars may look complicated, but they actually are quite easy to make. You are going to love this Fourth of July garland as much as I do!
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- cardstock in white and blue (cut into 5 inch by 6 inch rectangles; 10 rectangles for each star)
- glue stick
- red and white stripped ribbon
- hot glue gun and sticks
- Kree-ey-tiv aluminum emblems (4 stars and an U, S, and an A) (Amazon link letter U, letter S, letter A, star)
- Acrylic paint in red and white
- paint brush
To make the stars take a 5 inch high by 6 inch wide rectangle of cardstock. Take a look at this 3D star template to see where to make the folds and cuts.
Once the 10 pieces of the 3D star are made, glue them all together. Try to make all the sides with the seam face the same direction, so you can have that side to the back of your star. Let the glue dry for a minute, then open up the star and glue the open sides together to complete the star.
To make my patriotic garland even more patriotic, I added these emblems from Kree-ey-tiv. They are die-cast aluminum, paintable and incredibly lightweight. The emblems and monograms are only $4.99 a piece and they also come in a gorgeous Antique Bronze and Satin Nickel if you don’t feel like painting them. (I think I might get a pineapple emblem for my mailbox for my new house.) The emblems and monograms can be ordered through direct contact via the Kree-ey-tiv website.
The emblems were very easy to paint. I used DecoArt Multisurface Satin Acrylic paint and it went on very smoothly and covered completely in two coats.
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Once you have the seven 3D stars completed, hot glue them to the ribbon. To attach the emblems to the stars I added some super sticky double-sided foam tape to the back of the emblem in addition to the adhesive that the emblems come with and just stuck it to the middle of the star.