Late spring and summer are sortof this long dry stretch in terms of holidays. You’ve got Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and Easter in the spring and Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas in fall and winter, but there’s this looooong ambiguous stretch between April and October with very few holiday-related crafty opportunities. My mantle got lonely with no little tchotchkes, so I’m claiming Memorial Day as the latest holiday to banner-ize. And I can use it again for Fourth of July. Bonus!
You can make this with scrapbook paper, or print out the coloring page version and turn your kids loose with crayons, markers and glitter. Download the pattern here.
For the scrapbook paper version, I cut the main banners out of plain red paper and blue polka dot paper. The star banners are easy peasy. Just cut out stars out of white paper and stick ’em in the middle with some double-sided tape. For the striped banners, cut 2″ strips of white paper. Measure down 2″ from the top of a red banner and add the stripe.
Flip the banner over and trim off the excess.
You can use the end of the cut-off strip for the last little bit at the bottom.
Punch holes in the top corners of each pennant and string them onto 1/4″ ribbon. All done!