Graphic Monday: Patriotic Banner


Today I was super excited to receive my order from Poofy Cheeks Shop, including some super awesome Spring coloured twine. So what do I do? Use it to made a banner of course! with Memorial Day Coming up, I figured now is as good a time as any. I started by making 3 sets of different coloured stars in three different sizes: 

{For now you can right-click & save each image, I’ll have a PDF up soon!}

The goal was to layer them in order to get as much variety as possible. I must say this brought me back to my high school days when we would write out charts figuring out how many combinations of things you can get when you have a certain number of items. I was that super annoying student who asked the teacher every single day “when are we ever going to use this??” – well kids, I just did.

the six different combinations

I printed out each set of stars 4 times on cardstock – this gave me 2 sets of 6 different stars. That probably sounds more complicated than it is lol – I just made sure within a set of three, each respective layer was different. And of course you can just reference the example above if I’m still not making any sense 🙂 After I cut out my stars and arranged all the combinations, I used a small dot of Elmer’s glue in the center of each star to secure them – it doesn’t take much! Then I got all my supplies together and headed outside to assemble them.

love this twine 🙂

Using a yard stick and Scotch tape, I spaced my stars 10 inches apart from each center {I lined the top of the stars up at the 5 – 15 – 25 lines} and left about 5 inches of slack on either end to help hang them


It’s always pretty windy in our neighborhood due to the fact that it’s a fairly new development and there aren’t a ton of trees! I had to add a little tape to the back of each star to keep them secure.

Love how it turned out!


Kate Alyse

Kate Alyse

Kate is a proud mama to six amazing little sweeties {through birth + adoption} and wife to the best husband a girl could ask for! She considers herself blessed to be able to stay home with the kids, and is just starting to get into the world of homeschooling. In her "spare-time" she enjoys sharing many of the projects, stories, and gluten-free recipes that are a part of their every day lives!
  • Heather C

    So cute and festive!!

  • Heather C

    and I hope Hayden feels better soon

  • Looks adorable!  That twine is so fun!  🙂  I'm so glad that Hayden is okay — poor thing!  Thinking of you and your sweet family!

  • Thank you 🙂 && I do too! Today was better fever wise… definitely still some lingering crankiness though lol :-/

  • Brie Holtrop

    Super cute banner! And I think your blog design is perfect – I wouldn't change a thing!

    Brie @ BreezyPinkDaisies

  • aww thanks 🙂 I think we're always more critical of ourselves lol.

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