• Becky

The Geeky Texan...Does a DIY 4th July Donut Banner

This summer, I really want to start giving my readers a DIY craft they can do themselves. I figure they need to be easy and something that can be done quickly either using your own cutter or even just a printer to make the project.

This first project is inspired by the 4th of July which is seriously one of my favorite holidays. Red, white and blue are my favorite summer colors and you will see me sporting them in clothing quite often Currently wearing the cutest stripe shirt from Old Navy. My house explodes with 4th decor and we aren't even usually here even during the 4th (usually in Wisconsin already).

There is something so Americana about the 4th. It for me is a return to yesteryear where sparklers and kool-aid are plentiful for my kids. They see parades and enjoy ice cream treats all while running off the dock at my parents cottage in northern Wisconsin.

I found the cutest fabric at the local big box store of 4th of July donuts and cakes that I ironed on to my pillows. This inspired me to create this super easy DIY Donut Banner which can be made in about fifteen minutes wither using your Cricut or even your printer where you can hand cut out the donuts. I am including other a SVG (for the Cricut) and a PNG to print out.

First I designed this adorable file that you can grab here:

SVG: https://www.dropbox.com/s/9xx2cka3jeafbx3/4thdonut.svg?dl=0

PNG: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5sn2flo7q0pw6jx/4thdonut.png?dl=0

You can upload either into the Cricut Design Space. The PNG will a print and cut (or even just print it out on your printer).

Here is everything cut out. I made five of them so you can make it as big or small as you would like.

Project List:

2 sheets of red card stock (8.5x11)

1 sheet of peach card stock (12x12)

1 sheet of brown card stock (8.5x11)

1 sheet of blue card stock (8.5x11)

1 sheet of white card stock (8.5x11)

Using double sided adhesive, I attached all the of the pieces together.

After I was done adhering everything, I took my hole punch and made some holes on top and attached them using some baker's twine. I used about 4 feet of baker's twine for the five donuts.

You could use any color combo you wanted on these honestly. It would be a cute banner if you were doing a donut party as well. I hung it above my desk so I can have some donuts without the calories.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed this DIY. If you have a DIY you would like to see, feel free to leave a comment.