When I shared my 4th of July favorites on Friday (click HERE if you missed the post) and saw the cute star bunting, I decided to make my own since I was looking for a way to take some fun 4th of July photos with my kids on the beach. For that specific reason I created this easy DIY star bunting which creates the perfect simple photo backdrop in the dunes.
I remembered the easy 3D stars (click HERE to see the post) I shared a couple of years ago. They would also be perfect for 4th of July decor.
Easy red, white, and blue DIY star bunting photo backdrop
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Download the star cutting files above and cut them from the red, white, and blue cardstock on your cutter.
Don’t be upset if you don’t have a cutter. You can do this project by hand as well. Just print out stars (download the star shapes), cut them with a craft knife, and perforate the fold with a perforator. It works just as well. There’s just a little more time involved when you don’t have a machine cutting it for you.
After perforating the stars all you have to do is lightly fold them at the perforating lines as seen below.
I decided to use red and blue stars and also made smaller white stars to place over the colored ones.
It gives the entire simple star bunting some extra depth and interest.
I used spray adhesive to glue the white ones on top of the colored ones but you can use standard glue as well.
Tip: Just make sure that you spray the adhesive on the backside of the smaller star!
Then I used a hole punch to cut holes on one tip of each star. All that was left to do is thread the stars onto the red, white, and blue striped ribbon. And done! You can make the star bunting as long as you want.
I used the below ribbon for the garland.
Finished 4th of July Star Bunting photo backdrop
Such a simple and easy DIY and perfect for the 4th of July.
If you are wondering why my daughter’s face is so blotchy, it is because she has vitiligo and it’s more visible when she’s been in the sun and not pale anymore.
We had fun taking pictures with the banner for our fourth of July photos and we’ll use it a couple times yet while being at the beach.
It’s so easy to make even without a cutter, I promise.
Here are some photos and links of the same 3D stars in my Christmas decor.
Have a great week.