The 4th of July is probably my family’s favorite holiday. Everyone comes together at my parent’s house on the lake for a big celebration filled with friends, family, food, swimming, camp fires, and fireworks. The kids so look forward to it every year and I do too. This year we’re making some extra fun 4th of July decorations for our party and this 4th of July Paint Chip Pennant is super easy and festive. This DIY 4th of July banner can be hung anywhere!
But first, a few words about this homemade July 4th banner. You may be wondering about some of the terminology I have used. First, a paint chip is another name for a paint color swatch or paint color samples. Those terms can be used pretty interchangeably. These cards usually show a few color choices in the same range. Sometimes the paint colors are discontinued and the remaining paint sample cards make excellent craft supplies. A pennant is a tapering flag and that is how we make use of the paint chip samples in this craft.
DIY July 4th Banner Paint Chip Pennant
- paint chip samples in reds, whites, and blues
- red and white baker’s twine
- hole punch
How to Make A Fourth Of July Banner:
I trimmed one square off of each paint chip to make my triangles a little more even. You don’t have to make the pennant using triangle shapes. You could do rectangles with zigzag bottoms or any shape you like.
I turned each paint sample over and used a ruler to draw a triangle guide for cutting.
After all the triangles were cut I used a hole punch to add holes in each triangle. I added one 2 corners for feeding the baker’s twine through. A hole in each corner keeps the triangle hanging more evenly than one in the center.
Feed the baker’s twine through the holes adding the triangles in order – red, white, then blue. Repeat until your paint chip pennant is long enough for where you plan to use it.
Your DIY July 4th Banner Paint Chip Pennant is finished! It looks cute hanging on the front door or a smaller version would be cute attached to a wreath. There are so many places it would be great to decorate for patriotic parties. You may also enjoy this patriotic windsock craft for kids.
How does your family celebrate the 4th of July? Do you think you will make this DIY 4th of July paint chip pennant banner?