4th of July Decor Ideas!

It's almost July 4th and as such thought I'd share some last minute Independence Day Decorating Ideas you can do on the cheap.

When I started the burlap pillow covers, I'll admit that I thought they would be more fitted. I still think they turned out super cute.

I took 2 old pillows I had hiding in my closet and measured and cut out burlap around them. Actually I did this part free hand. Maybe that's why they came out a touch larger.

Check out my post on How To Cut Burlap. However I didn't go by this. I wanted this to be quick and unperfect.

Then with my fingers work a hole into the burlap about an inch from the sides.

Burlap is great at fraying! Reinforce the sides of the holes with Fray Check.

While the holes are drying, I painted my simple flag with red, navy blue and white craft paint.

Use stencils for your star or stars. I had too. Super Bad at stars!

Cover with spray starch to help prevent fraying.

Then I even Fray Checked that sucker again. I didn't want the most important part of my flag falling apart.

This pic is hard to see. I hung my burlap panel on some blinds with clothes pins to dry. I attached the star with some fabric glue.

Line up the corners with the pillow inside.

Run some ribbon through the holes. I used Navy grosgrain.

Double knot them and trim the ends.

Here is the start of my other pillow.  Honestly I have stars hanging on my walls. So I took one down and traced it. Like I said earlier. I suck at drawing starts. If you have Office on your computer, open it up and put a star on your page. Make it as large as you want. Print it. Cut it out and trace it onto the burlap.

This one before it was dry. Looks a little Dallas Cowboys..ish!

I think these flags are cute. I took white cardboard box and quick painted the red and blue. Then I cut out the star from another piece of cardboard and glued it on the flag.


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