I am excited to share my patriotic upcycled denim "USA" banner project - perfect for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday. This banner is easy to make in under an hour and would be a fun project to complete with the kids. I am always saving ordinary, everyday objects and upcycling them into craft projects and home decor items!
To create a banner template, I used the cardboard backing from a junior 5x7" legal pad. Measure up 2" from the bottom and 2.5" in from the side to determine the center. Draw a straight line with your ruler from that center point out to each corner. Cut out with scissors to create a quick banner template that you can use over and over again!
Use the template to measure and cut an 8" length from an old pair of denim jeans. Open the fabric flat by cutting up the seam, then trace and trim out three pennants for this "USA" banner.
Upcycled denim projects should not be wrinkled, so smooth out the denim pennants with some spray starch and a hot iron.