Fourth of July Red, White, and Blue Rag Garland

On a recent trip to the craft store I came close to buying this pretty Fourth of July rag garland... but I didn't. 

Fourth of July Red, White, and Blue Rag Garland

Instead, I went home and gathered the supplies needed to make it myself! I found scraps of painter's cloth, a piece of navy blue curtain, and red ribbons. 

Fourth of July Red, White, and Blue Rag Garland Supplies


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I cut the fabric into 6" strips and tied them to a long piece of thick jute. I began with the painter's cloth (white) and spaced it across the jute. 
Fourth of July Red, White, and Blue Rag Garland Tutorial

Next I tied on the navy blue strips between the white ones. Just one half hitch is all that is needed to tie the strips. 

DIY Fourth of July Red, White, and Blue Rag Garland Tutorial

Last, I tied on the ribbons, there weren't as many red ribbon strips so I spaced them randomly between the red and blue. 

DIY Fourth of July Rag Garland Tutorial

Once I was finished, I pinned the garland to my mantel. 

 Fourth of July Rag Garland Mantel Tutorial

The rag garland looked beautiful with the wooden firecracker blocks I made recently. 

Fourth of July Garland Mantel Decorations

The garland took no time at all to make and was basically free because I had all the fabric and ribbon I needed at home. The garland at the craft store was inexpensive but what is better than free? It was also fun to make! 

Red, White and Blue Rag Garland For the Fourth of July

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This is all the indoor decoration I need for the Fourth of July. You can also add a few black and white vintage summer photos and small tags to jazz it up a little bit. 

Red, White and Blue Rag Garland with Photos For the Fourth of July

DIY Red, White and Blue Rag Garland with Photos For the Fourth of July

Thanks for visiting, have a happy and safe Fourth of July! 


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Homeroad

I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

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  1. What a darling garland. I love it with the photos attached. Off to check off the firecrackers.

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