4th of July decorations – Pinwheels and a Banner

Hope you are all enjoying your week and are gearing up for some fun Independence Day festivities!

We are planning to head to a parade in the morning and maybe a local festival later on.

I thought I’d show you a couple of easy decorations that the boys and I made this afternoon. Well, they helped with the pinwheels, but they lost interest by the time we got to the banner 🙂

I found this pinwheel tutorial by Miss Mustard Seed. We followed her directions except for the glitter (which we did not add) and instead of sheet music, we used scrapbook paper that we glued back-to-back so that we would have two different patterns on each pinwheel.

pinwheel opt


I put a few in the flower box on the covered porch.

july 4 porch box 2 opt


For the banner, I just cut some 5-6 inch strips of burlap ribbon (from Hobby Lobby) and hot glued the edges over a length of twine. This burlap ribbon has a strip of fabric with script written on it running down the center. The writing has an “old historical document” look and I wasn’t planning on using it for the banner, but it turned into one of those happy accidents.

july 4 banner_opt


In between each burlap piece, I folded over and glued some strips of the scrapbook paper that was leftover from the pinwheels.

july 4 banner side_opt


In the very center, I wrote “1776” on a paper tag and attached it with a couple of brads from the scrapbooking section.

july 4 banner close_opt

I could easily remove the scrapbook paper strips and the “1776” tag and re-use this for another holiday, but I may just save it for next year.

On a personal note, I thank God for my freedoms and for those who have fought to secure them. May we never take it for granted!

Happy 4th!


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  1. I love this! I’m going to make these too.! I thank God for our freedoms too. Praying God will continue to bless our country.

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