fourth of july bunting
Kelly Lonnecker

Fourth of July Bunting: Make your own porch décor for less than $30

This DIY Fourth of July bunting is simple and affordable to make.

Nothing says July like a classic red white and blue bunting.

Kelly Lonnecker shares how to make your own version of this patriotic décor for about $30 for the entire project.


DIY Fourth of July Bunting


  • 6×9 canvas painters drop-cloth (Home Depot- ever bilt medium duty)
  • Red spray paint (Rust oleum colonial red-satin)
  • Blue spray paint (Rust oleum midnight blue-satin)
  • Large needle
  • Twine or string
  • Hooks for hanging (dollar store)


  1. Cut drop cloth into five 21”x6’ strips
  2. Layer all 5 cloths with 7 inches of each cloth exposed. This will create your first stripe on each piece. If you want sharp lines, you can tape off and mask edges)
  3. Spray paint a stripe of either blue or red on all 5 pieces (if layering)
  4. Allow to dry and repeat on opposite end with 2nd color. Allow to dry.
  5. Fold each sheet in accordion fold along short edge in 1-2 inch folds. This will create a fan. Press folds to secure. Use rubber bands to hold fan in place if sharper folds are desired.
  6. Run a needle with twine through the top edge of all the tan pieces and tie ends together tightly. This will create your center hook for hanging.
  7. Fan out opposite sides and attach a string to each end for hanging.
  8. Use hooks to attach each bunting to railings, eves, window, etc.

Kelly Lonnecker has a passion for making all of life’s special moments memorable and beautiful. She loves to celebrate and believes that from invitations to thank you cards, an event can be both simple and stunning! As Studio 5’s Creative Contributor, Kelly strives to inspire viewers to create in ways that are both meaningful and manageable. Connect with Kelly by emailing her at

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