Patriotic Star Garland

Three cheers for the red, white, and blue…

Star Garland

This July 4th Star Garland is the perfect little crafty project for kids {or adults} ~ it’s simple, inexpensive, and fun.

It’s also perfect for hanging outside on a porch railing, above or below a window {inside or outside}, around a door, or anywhere else you might want to display a touch of that glorious patriotic red, white, and blue for Independence Day.  The craft foam is durable so it will last for years and years and if it gets dirty from sprinklers or rain the stars can be easily cleaned by just wiping them off with a damp cloth.  We made this one a couple of years ago and it still looks like we made it today.

Star Garland 1-01


Supplies needed:

::craft foam ~ red, white, blue
::twine or string
::hole puncher


1. Cut out a variety of sizes of stars in the red, white, and blue craft foam {I made 5 sizes ~ see template download below if you’re interested}
2. Arrange the stars in the combinations you like and glue them together.
3. When the glue has dried punch a hole in the top of each main star and then run the twine or string through the holes and make a little tie to hold the stars in place {see the top photo} :: or you could glue the twine/string to the back of the stars if you don’t want to punch holes.
4. Hang up your garland and enjoy your new July 4th decoration.

Star Garland 2-01

They’re cute hung indoors, too.

Star Garland 12

I think the stars look especially cute when they aren’t perfectly centered and positioned.

Star Garland 14

How about making a little swag to greet guests at the front door?

Star Garland 8

Star Garland 5

 Happy July 4th everyone!

{Click here for the stars template}


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12 Responses to Patriotic Star Garland

  1. Mary Grace June 26, 2013 at 11:26 am #

    Oh this is wonderful! Such an easy way to decorate! Great idea Lori! I think I may head out and get some craft foam myself later to try this project out . Thanks for sharing!

    • Lori June 26, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

      Your little guy could help you make it. Send me pictures if you make one. 🙂

  2. Leilani June 26, 2013 at 1:45 pm #

    Way to go on the printable template trick! I need to learn how to do that. So colorful. 🙂

  3. Jeanie June 26, 2013 at 3:49 pm #

    I love it Lori! Pinning for sure!

  4. Michelle June 26, 2013 at 8:34 pm #

    I thought that was craft foam when I first saw it! It turned out fantastic!

    • Lori June 26, 2013 at 9:28 pm #

      Thanks, Michelle.

  5. Kim June 30, 2013 at 8:48 pm #

    Lori, this is such a great idea! I’ve never thought to turn those stars into a banner. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Ginger July 2, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made’s Show & Tell party. I’m featuring you in a special 4th of July round up!

  7. Felecia Cofield August 5, 2013 at 2:29 pm #

    Hi Lori! Love the garland! Thanks for sharing! Blessings from Bama!


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