Love a good pop of confetti? Capture the excitement of a ticker tape parade with this simple Fourth of July garland.
The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. I have a bit of a penchant for the patriotic.
The decor in my very first home was all very “Americana.” Styles have changed and to some degree I’ve moved on, but I get excited every summer when it’s time to pull out the red, white and blue.
Several of the items I have on display I’ve had in the past, but this summer I created two SUPER SIMPLE patriotic pieces for the mantel – a crisp nautical themed America the Beautiful Print and the ticker tape style Fourth of July garland I am sharing today!
Fourth of July Garland
Streamers, poppers, confetti, they ALL remind me of the Fourth of July. This year, I wanted to incorporate the feel of parade ticker tape into my decor.
Initially I thought it might only happen by way of a printable, but then the I had the idea for this ticker tape garland. It’s even easier than designing and printing out a new image!
What you will need to create a ticker tape garland:
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- Heavy Polyester Thread (I used this Coates and Clark outdoor thread)
- 1″ Ribbon (I used five different styles and textures)
- 1/2″ Ribbon (I used seven different styles and textures)
Tip: I love American Crafts Value Ribbon Packs for small projects like this, where you need variety. It’s much cheaper than purchasing a bunch of larger rolls.
- Sewing Machine
(I use a 1970’s Bernina. It’s a tank, but my friend SWEARS by this inexpensive Singer model.)
How to recreate this Fourth of July garland:
Okay. In all honesty, this isn’t much of a tutorial, because it’s such an easy project!
I created two separate patriotic garlands – a half inch size ribbon and an inch size ribbon garland. Each of the garlands I created is about 8-10′ long, as I wanted them to hang from the sides of the mantel.
- Cut ribbon into 1-2″ pieces depending on size and preference
- Stack ribbon next to sewing machine
- Sew through the middle of each piece of ribbon, leaving about about a half inch of space in between each piece
- Continue adding pieces of ribbon until your garland is the desired length
That’s it! It took me about 10 minutes to cut the ribbon and 10 minutes to sew the ribbon into garlands.
This Fourth of July garland is about as easy as they come. I love the texture it brings to the mantel AND I enjoy the sparkle generated by the glitter ribbon.
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Today I am joined by a handful of friends who’re also sharing Fourth of July projects in their homes.