The Spirit of Independence Banner

By  Cheryl Ball  for  iLoveToCreate, a Duncan Enterprises Co.

  • The Spirit of Independence Banner


  • Cardstock or print paper: red, white, blue, yellow
  • Fabric, in coordinating-colors, scraps
  • Blue ribbon, 6'


  • Crafty Chica Chunky Glitter: Rockabilly Ruby, Hollywood Blue, Goddess Gold
  • Decorative-edge scissors
  • Hole punch
  • Aleene's Quick Dry Tacky Glue

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler, foam brush, newspaper (to cover work surface)

Pattern - The Spirit of Independence Banner

  • 1. Print and cut out pattern.
  • 2. For each pennant, measure and cut two 6"-long triangles on cardstock. Cut out pennants. Use decorative-edge scissors to trim pennants.
  • 3. For saying, draw and cut out 4"-tall "4" and "JULY" letters from cardstock. Measure and cut 3"-tall "of" letters from cardstock. Measure and cut out 1"-tall "th" letters from cardstock.
  • 4. On covered work surface, use foam brush to apply glue onto letters. Pour glitter in desired color on each letter. Let dry. Pour excess glitter back in container.
  • 5. Layer and glue pennants together. Glue letters and stars on pennants. Let dry.
  • 6. Tear fabric scraps into 2"-wide strips. Cut fabric into 7"-long and 12"-long lengths.
  • 7. Position ribbon length flat on work surface. Glue pennants along strip.
  • 8. Use hole punch to punch holes in pennant tips. Knot longer fabric lengths through holes. Tie shorter fabric lengths on ribbon between pennants.