The 4th of July is right around the corner! To get ready for some July 4th fun, I want to show you how to create an easy banner and backdrop for your Independence Day party. I love these accordion paper circles and the overall vintage, “carnival” look of my banner.
I enjoy pulling smaller craft elements together to create a photo backdrop. It’s fun trying to find what elements fit together to tell the greater story. The paper circles, made from old books, fans and twine come together to create a vintage style backdrop. All I need is a few hot dogs and ice cream to finish it off!
To create the paper garland, you will need:
- An old book
- Craft glue
- Scrapbook paper
- Craft knife
- Circle cutter
To make one paper fan, start by cutting out two pages from your old book. I used an old poetry book for this part, and the pages were about 5″ x 7.”
Accordion fold both pages. Make sure each page has the same number of folds.
Tie both of the paper folds together with twine. Once knotted, cut off the excess twine.