I love adding a few fun patriotic crafts and decorations to my home during the summer months! Between Memorial Day and the 4th of July, there are so many wonderful reasons to celebrate our country. So today I am going to show you a really simple patriotic star DIY using washi tape! Woot woot! The best part is that these only take a few moments to make! Here are my star patriotic crafts with washi tape!
- Unfinished Wood 3D Stars
- Metallic Gold Washi Tape
- Americana Stripe Washi Tape
- Gold Star Print Washi Tape
- Red with White Polka Dot Washi Tape
- White with Blue Stripe Washi Tape
- Jute Cord
- X-ACTO Knife
Begin by laying one piece of washi tape from the middle point of the star to the end point. Line the long edge of the washi tape along with the top edge of the star. Place washi tape on adjoining edge and line up pattern if possible. Use an Xacto knife to cut off any overlap in the inside corners of the star. Carefully peel away excess washi tape. This is easiest to do as you go but you can also wait until the end to trim off all the corners of your stars at once. Use an Xacto knife to trim off any additional washi tape excess that may occur on the sides of the star. If your washi tape has a pattern to it you may want to take extra care to line up the pattern. Repeat this process until all of the wooden star patriotic crafts are covered with washi tape. These stars come with a hanger on the back and are ideal for hanging! I added a piece of jute to the backs of each of my patriotic stars and hung them from a pretty pallet board I have in my family room.
An older child can even help place the washi tape on the stars for this project! Although I would definitely leave all of the cutting up to an adult. I hope you have a wonderful 4th of July! Display your patriotic stars with pride!
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Ashley is an interior designer turned DIY / Craft Blogger located in the Indianapolis area. Her passion for interior design grew into a love of creating and one day she just decided to start blogging about it, at Simply Designing! Ashley loves power tools and her hot glue gun, but her sewing machine slightly scares her. She loves life, finds joy in the simple things, and is a firm believer that a good cup of hot chocolate or ice cream cures most things.