Hey there, We R friends, Laura here today with a fun patriotic garland craft you can make with just a few simple We R tools. Use the mini alphabet punch board and the trim & score board to create a pretty garland banner you can use to decorate for the 4th of July or any patriotic holiday.
Start by creating the rosettes. I used papers from the DCWV Nautical Mile cardstock stack. There are a lot of red, white, and blue papers in this paper stack that are perfect for this project. For each rosette, I started with an 8” x 8” patterned paper. I used the trim & score board to create score lines every ½”.
Then, I cut the scored paper in half to create two sheets of 4” x 8” scored patterned paper.
To create the rosette, fold the paper accordion style using the score lines as your guide.
Then, fold the paper in half and use hot glue to attach the two ends. This will create a half circle. Do the same for the other paper, and then glue the two halves together with hot glue.
To keep the rosette from popping apart, use the Clear Cut circle punch to create a circle in a coordinating paper. Use hot glue to secure the circle to the middle of the rosette.
Cut out the letters ‘AMERICA’ from red, white, and blue textured cardstock using the mini alphabet punch board and the instruction book. Attach them to the front of the rosettes using adhesive foam dots to give the garland a little dimension.
Hot glue the rosettes to a strand of ribbon to hang your garland.
I love the mix of colors and patterns on this garland. I used varying shades of blue and red for each rosette. With the red, white, and blue letters, the banner turned out very patriotic.
This will make a festive and fun decoration for my 4th of July decorating. It would also be perfect for Memorial Day, Labor Day, or any other patriotic festivity you are celebrating.
Trim & Score Board