Happy Trash to Treasure Tuesday! I had so much fun with my super quick and no spend 4th of July mantel decor, I thought I’d carry over the patriotism to a trash to treasure project.
I made a patriotic bunting from some scrap drop cloth fabric, and I’m excited to share it with you today.
I started by cutting up some drop cloth scraps in to 10 triangles, keeping them uniform by tracing around a cardboard “pattern”.
Next I stamped blue polka dots on 5 of the triangles using the round wooden end of a sponge brush.
I used Jacquard Dye-na-Flow paint in Azure Blue and it worked great. I just tapped the end of the brush in the paint, tapped once on the paper plate to remove excess paint and then stamped on the fabric.
The other 5 triangles were striped using Dye-na-Flow in Brilliant Red. I used Frog Tape to line up the stripes, and a regular paint brush to apply the paint. I like that this paint is kind of opaque, so the colors look a little faded over time.
To assemble the bunting, I folded just the very top edge of the fabric over a long piece of twine and added some hot glue to secure.
Here’s a close up. Clearly, I had fun taking pictures. :)
This bunting will be used to decorate our tent at the fireworks on Saturday night, but it looks pretty awesome on my modern rustic bench too, if I do say so myself. (wink)
This project would be super easy to create, with fabric like I did, or paper. If you don’t have plain fabric, you could even paint any fabric first with a solid color, then add dots and stripes. Or stars and stripes.
Thank you so much for visiting!
(Disclosure: there are affiliate links in this post. if you choose to order supplies to complete this project through those links, I’ll make a small commission that helps support more projects! Thanks!)
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