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4th of July decorations with Foundations Decor

Here at our house, we have an annual Independence Day ritual.  It goes like this:

Husband:  Are we having the 4th of July party this year?
Me:           No.

And then we proceed to host a party for 50 to 100 people anyway. 

I generally add a decoration or two to the stash every year, which almost always include some lovely Altered Pages images.  You may remember the Giant Rosettes from last year:



Or the patriotic tags, which ended up as decorations for canning jars holding candles or flags:
 

So you can only imagine what came to mind when receiving four of the Foundation Décor Double Point Banners. 
 
 
Some patterned paper for the background, and inked edged patriotic Altered Pages collage images, made for a fairly simple, yet striking, bunting.  I used a glue stick to adhere the papers to the wooden substrate, and trimmed the edges with an X-acto blade.  The edges of the banners were also inked.

The banners are joined with jute twine, and some buttons were added for a little extra sumthin'. 
 

But you know what?  After it was all finished, I decided I didn't want the flags joined together.  When we have the aforementioned Independence Day shindig, I like to hang things in the trees (and there are a LOT of trees)--SO, the four banner bunting became four individual banners, like this:
 

We'll be sharing Altered Pages and Foundations Décor creations all month here at the Artsociates blog, so check back for plenty more décor ideas--Foundations Décor carries a huge variety of styles, and you know Altered Pages has an abundance of inspiring images and products!
 
Happy Thursday to you!
:)trisha

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