We’ve been decking our halls this week with these brand new Independence Day Pennant Banners. Don’t they look festive? And just in time for the neighborhood block party we’ll be hosting for the Fourth of July!
The pennants on these banners are smaller than those I usually make to adorn our mantle. That’s because I-N-D-E-P-E-N-D-E-N-C-E is such a long word, the banner would’ve drug the ground if I’d printed it fullsize!
But the space you’re decorating may be wider than mine, so I’m sharing several FREE printable versions of these banners today, in case you’d like to make some, too. You can print the half-sized banners by clicking on the image below.
Or, if you have more space to work with, you might rather use the full-sized Happy Independence Day Banner or our full-size God Bless America Banner. Take your pick and click on the linked text to download.
Supplies Needed for Independence Day Pennant Banners
- white card stock – I use 65 lb so it will go through my printer easily
- paper trimmer – I do a lot of bulk paper crafts, so I use the old fashioned trimmer with a blade on its arm. But the single sheet trimmers with a gliding cutting edge will work, too. Just make sure it’s big enough to cut a full-sized piece of paper
- sharp scissors – you’ll need a good pair of scissors for cutting the points of each pennant. If you don’t need a trimmer for other projects, you can cut the whole thing by hand.
- tape or glue – for adhering the letters onto the string
- twine – I normally use whatever is close at hand: packaging twine, pearl cotton, yarn, string, or hemp cord.
- laminator (optional) – If you’re using the banner outdoors (or want to make sure it will last to re-use in future years), you may want to laminate each flag before assembling
Independence Day Pennant Banner Assembly Instructions
- First, trim the long edges of your pennants with a paper trimmer. Take care to leave a white margin along the top of the banner for folding.
- Next, cut the forked end of each flag with a pair of scissors.
- Fold along the top edge so that none of the white margin shows on front of the banner. Secure each letter in order along your piece of string or twine, either by gluing or taping the edge.
- Enjoy the finished results!
More Resources for Celebrating the Fourth of July
Want more fun printables for freedom-loving Americans? You can browse through all of our past patriotic posts by following this link: American Heritage Printables. Or check out my devotional journal, God Bless America. It was made just for patriotic citizens just like you.
Packed with inspiring thoughts from our founding fathers and other great Americans, this journal will inspire you to think deeply about what it means to be a citizen of this great country. What is our responsibility to the rest of the world? How do we ensure the guiding principles on which our nation was established are never forgotten? Consider how you feel about these matters and use the space provided to write down your thoughts.
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