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PB Knock-off Patriotic Banner

Last week I was working on a few projects for my dining room, it is all done and ready for all the Patriotic celebrations ahead of us.

When I saw the PB patriotic banner it was instant love!  I wanted to replicate it with things I already had around the house. So, for me this project was pretty much free.

The first thing I checked was my pile of fabric remnants.  A piece of white cotton fabric was used.
-A loooong rectangle, 10" wide was cut.
-On one side of the rectangle small marks were done every four inches.
-On the other side the first mark was done at two inches from the beginning and then every 4".
-The marks were traced and then cut out
The triangles were sewn to a long piece of ribbon, wrapping their top edge to the ribbon, one after the other until the banner was completed.   I used 17 triangles. 

All the triangles were spray painted a light coat of Rust-oleum Heirloom white, to give them an aged look.

Every other triangle was then taped as shown in the picture below, to create the stripes.

The other triangles were covered to prevent them from being painted.

A light coat of red spray paint was applied, I was going for a light faded look.

Once the paint has dried you can work on the other triangles.  Attach the star stickers, cover the triangles you don't want to paint and begin painting over the stickers with the blue paint.

Using the sticky side of a piece of tape give the edges that frayed look.

The patriotic banner is now ready to be displayed...

Wherever you want to celebrate!

I'll be back soon with more projects for this room.

Have a great Memorial Day!


  1. Seriously?!!! This is so so so cute! I love it! You are so awesome and this is a fantastic tutorial! Pinning!

  2. That is really sweet! Me not being American and all, still finds it adorbs and I could definitely put a Canadian spin on it. Thanks for always having such great tutorials.

  3. Cristina, you're so talented. That banner is awesome! I don't know why I never, ever think to paint fabric, but I will now. Yours turned out perfectly. Your tutorials are the best! Hope you're having a great weekend!


  4. Really cute! I love the aged and slightly distressed look. Awesome job, Cristina!

  5. WOW!!!! love the banner!

    Cathy's Cupboard Calamity<;)

  6. This is perfect! Love it! I would have never thought of spray paint-and I love spray paint. I could do this!!
    Thank you oodles-

  7. What a clever idea to use spray paint on the banner! I can't wait to see the rest of the room too ...

    :) Linda

  8. Fabulous!!! Pinning!! Sharing on Facebook!
    Needless to say I am totally inspired and loving your terrific tutorial!!
    Thank you too, for sharing at Monday Funday!
    Happy Memorial Day!

  9. What a cute banner. You always come up with such great ideas!!

  10. This is really fantastic! I just started making one myself for a baby gift. I was wondering how you were going to sew them together and now I know. Thanks for the tips!

  11. Great idea for getting that faded look!!!! I love it!

  12. love love love it!!! and i love that you used light spray painting to give it a faded, antiqued look. pinning and sharing on FB later today!

  13. It's so pretty, Cristina! What a great idea!!

  14. Very cute! Those stars off to the side in some of you pics are great too!

  15. FanTASTic! Love patriotic stuff done right! Pinning. :)

  16. These banners re sooo cute Cristina! Better than the PB version, honestly!!

  17. super cute!! I love the rustic colors and the faded look! Have you seen the offer for a free fathers day card from TREAT? I've posted the details on my blog and it really is free! No tricks :o) Just trying to pass along the offer!
    Emily @ Nap-Time Creations

  18. I LOVE the banner Christina! I love to recreate pricy decor. Yours looks even more amazing than PB!


    Betty (Maddiebella Home)

  19. Great patriotic banner my friend and also a good idea for anything theme kind of banner too! Thanks for the tutorial. How are you pretty Christina..I haven't heard from you much lately, my friend.
    Big hugs,

  20. Definitely going to do this! Thanks for the tutorial!

  21. So cool- great hack. I love the soft and faded look of it!

  22. Awesome job!

    I host a weekly link party called "Seasonal Sundays". This week, in honor of my fourth blog-a-versary, I'm having a giveaway of a $100.00 gift certificate to HomeGoods/TJ Maxx. I'd love to have you join the fun!

    - The Tablescaper

  23. This is awesome! I never would have guessed that you spray painted this! It turned out beautifully. :)

    We'd love for you to share this at Much Ado About Monday, if you get a chance.


  24. I would love to see all of the other Patriotic piece that has words on it. What does it say?

  25. I would love to see all of the other Patriotic piece that has words on it. What does it say?

  26. Wow! I love this banner and so easy! I can't wait to see your other projects in the room. Great job!!

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  28. Christina,

    I'm working on the replicating some of the items from the same PB collection. The banner is one of the pieces I will attempt to make; I hope mine comes out as amazing as yours did.

    Have a beautiful weekend!


  29. So many good ideas for a similar banner or other projects!

  30. Your wonderful banner has given me an idea. I have lots of patriotic fabric so will use that to make a banner, nice and long like yours maybe. That fabric has traveled all over country with me, have used parts of it here and there. Comes in handy to have supplies at home already when you live out aways from stores to buy things. Hate to have to go get things, by time I get back am out of mood to make it, lol.
    I'm lazy is why I'm not making banner like yours. Don't have the spray paint either so just making do with what I have. Your banner is very nice, you did such a great job on it, took time to tape off stripes, stars, all good stuff.
    Aha I just got another idea from your header with the patriotic buckets. I have couple of those so will make candle holders of them for July 4th. Thanks for all the great ideas. Happy summer days

  31. I saw your post last night on the savoy southerne I think , thank you for the DIY I made one today it turned out good. Yours is really great.!!!

    I did not have spray paint si painted ny hand used tape for the strips ,did not star stickers ,but I had little wood stares I used as templet

    and painted around them.
    Thank you for sharing
    Have a great 4th


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