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4th of July DIY Pennant Garland

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I decided we could use a little decor up for the 4th of July weekend Holiday. Not wanting to go out searching for what I had in mind, I decided to go ahead and make it. All of the materials were ones that I had on hand and it only took a couple hours. It may have taken me that long because I had a 2 yr old helper.

Materials used;
2 pieces of blue construction paper
2 pieces of red construction paper
3 pieces of white copy paper
bakers twine
Scissors
A paper slicer
Hole punch

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1. Slice all pieces of paper in half lengthwise. My white paper was narrower than the construction paper, which will help make my white triangles slightly smaller. If your paper is all the same size, slice just a bit off of the color you would like smaller.
2. Angle long strips into slicer to make triangles. Once I got one I used it to lay over the next slice to help get them the same size.
3. Cut triangles from all colors of paper.

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3. Cut triangles from all colors of paper.
4. Use a hole punch to makes holes in both corners of the shorter side of your triangles. This is to thread your twine through.

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5. Measure out your desired length of twine and cut.
6. String on your triangles by stacking 2 and going down through one hole and up through the other. Continue until all of your triangles are strung up.
7. Hang your pennant garland and enjoy!

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If you have kids old enough to help out; this would be a great summer day “I’m so bored!” activity for them.

Have a great weekend!

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Life is messy

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This is the current state of our living room. I could have picked up toys and put away books, vacuumed the rug and hung up the diaper bag…but that wouldn’t be real. Life is messy!
I think I’ve had a hard time coming here and posting because of all of these lifestyle blogs that make everything look so perfect all the time. I start thinking if that I must not be good enough if my life doesn’t look perfect. I have an awesome kid who’s happy most of the time. Hey, he’s 11 months old and teething so yeah he screams when he frustrated or in pain. That’s just how life is. We had a fun time this morning eating apple muffins, watching Thomas and playing with toys. He’s down for his nap now. I could pick up all the toys and clean but you know what? It’s Saturday and I’m going to sit here for just a few more minutes.
As a challenge this week I want you all to take a picture of your “real” life, not the perfect clean and edited blog life photos. If you don’t have a blog, post it to twitter, facespace, instagram or where ever. Because life is real and life is messy!
I hope you all enjoy your weekend. Thanks for stopping by. 🙂

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