It doesn’t take long, it’s a fun project, and the banners fold up neat and small and can easily be stored for next year!
My banners feature Independence Day colors – thus the name Independence Day Dip-Dyed Banner
Us the same water and dye amounts in the tutorial post or tweak the amounts to suit yourself. Cut rectangle strips of fabric the size you want for each pennant and fray edges. I cut an upside down ‘V’ in the bottom end of each of my pennants.
To create each pennant with red, white and blue stripes I started by dipping the top third of each pennant in the red dye. I let that dry a bit – just so it wasn’t dripping anymore – and then dipped the bottom third of the pennants in the blue dye.
As you can see I wasn’t extremely accurate on my thirds – I just eyballed it and called it good. That’s part of the beauty of creating your own decor and projects – anything goes. I also didn’t mind if there were a few splashes of dye on the white part in the middle. Signs of a true DIY.
Let them dry. Notice this is inside my house. In the tutorial post I added a tip about NOT doing these in the house. Just trust me – you will be very glad if you do this OUTSIDE.
You can also cut triangles for your pennants. You can dye the whole piece of fabric instead of just part of it. You can can create your banner any way your little heart pleases! It’s your banner so let your spirit run free and create something you love.
Have a very happy and safe 4th of July!
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