Garlands and banners are eye-catching pieces of decor that look great hanging in doorways or on mantles. They are so easy to customize for any occasion! Display today’s patriotic star garland project for Memorial Day, the 4th of July, and Labor Day!
When people think of certain holidays, they think of red, white, and blue decor items. But, I actually think of red, white, and blue as summer colors, maybe because we have so many patriotic holidays during the warm months.
Since I have always loved a great banner, I love to hang up a patriotic garland in our home to show our love of red, white, and blue. Well, today, I have a new project. It’s a patriotic star garland, and it’s super easy to make!
It’s a lovely red, white, and blue button and star garland that looks great and will shine as part of your summer or holiday decor.
How To Make A Patriotic Star Garland
Grab these supplies to make this star garland project. I have even included a few links to help you find what you need faster.
- Styrofoam sheet (or wood stars)
- Styrofoam cutter
- Decoupage medium
- Laura Kelly fabric (available at JoAnn’s) or fabric of your choice
- Assorted buttons
- Red, white, and blue embroidery thread from Coats and Clark
- Hot glue and glue gun
Just follow these step-by-step instructions to make this super easy star garland.
Use your Styro Cutter to cut out stars from your styrofoam sheet as shown. If you can find them, wood stars would work well too.
Cut out square pieces of fabric, making them at least a couple of inches larger than your star.
Cut the points of the star into the square.
Use the decoupage medium to adhere the fabric to the star as shown below. Trim away any excess fabric.
Wrap the outer edge in ribbon and adhere it with the decoupage medium.
Twist your red, white, and blue embroidery thread together to form one string. Add your stars to the string using hot glue. Then hot glue the buttons onto your stars.
I assembled this garland right on my mantle.
Now, just step back and enjoy your creation. It makes a wonderful addition to your Memorial Day, 4th of July, or Labor Day decor!
Here are a couple of questions that I see readers ask about making projects like this DIY star garland. Please check to see if I’ve already answered it below if you have a question. Don’t see it? Leave it for me in the comments!
Can I use different glue for this star garland project?
Yes, definitely. I love using hot glue for projects like this because it’s easy to use and sets quickly. But you could use super glue or even craft glue if that’s what you have on hand.
Is there anything else I can use besides the embroidery thread?
Yes, there are definitely other materials you could use instead of embroidery thread, but keep in mind that anything else you use will create a different look for the project.
Depending on how you want your final project to look, you could use twine, baker’s twine, or even paracord.
This button and star garland will be the hit of your farmhouse or Americana decorations this year.
I added this garland to my 4th of July summer mantel decor. I love having a touch of red, white, and blue in my home in the summer.
More Red, White, And Blue Inspiration
- Cut out stars from your styrofoam sheet with a Styro Cutter.
- Cut out square pieces of fabric at least a couple of inches larger than your star.
- Make slits in the fabric to cut out the points of the star.
- Use the decoupage medium to adhere the fabric to the star as shown below. Trim away any excess fabric.
- Wrap the outer edge in ribbon and adhere it with the decoupage medium.
- Form one string by twisting the red, white, and blue embroidery thread together. Hot glue the stars onto the string. Then hot glue the buttons onto your stars.