Decorating on a budget – Star Garland – 4th of July

We have this area over the bar the divides our dining room and kitchen. We always love to hang things across the wide open area.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE using my red/white bakers twine. 4th of July it comes in handy!

I found these thick felt stars at JoAnn’s crafts on clearance.

I showed the kids how to make simple slits on 2 sides of the star. Folding a point in 1/2 to do a little snip.

Simply pushed the bakers twine through our holes of the felt stars.

We then added all of the stars. We were not sure on spacing just yet.

Once we hung the garland up we were able to slide the stars more evenly over our bar.

I thought about having the bakers twine in the back of the stars- but we actually likes seeing the red/white bakers twine showing on the front side. (Well the side we will see more often)

This was definitely my kind of craft. Quick, not too messy, extremely frugal/inexpensive and looks pretty darn cute and festive in our kitchen/dining room. :)

5 Responses to Decorating on a budget – Star Garland – 4th of July
  1. Kirsten
    June 26, 2011 | 4:46 pm

    Love this idea! You have such a fun blog! I would love it if you would stop bymy blog and become my newest follower! I like you on facebook!

  2. staci @ lizard & ladybug
    June 26, 2011 | 8:21 pm

    so so cute!!
    And I love twine too :)

  3. Happy Home Fairy
    June 26, 2011 | 9:04 pm

    This is so cute!!! I love how your Happy Buddies helped make it! And I am totally diggin’ the twine showing! You always have such magical ideas!

  4. Kimberlee
    June 27, 2011 | 7:15 am

    I love garlands too! Those are cute little stars, finding them on clearance was a lot easier than cutting them all out, LOL! Visiting from C.R.A.F.T.

  5. Laurie
    April 13, 2012 | 1:52 pm

    Such a fun idea! I will have to do this! the great thing is that you can use it for memorial day too:)

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