Patriotic Bunting

Patriotic Bunting

Welcome to the July DIY Challenge, hosted by the amazing Terrie at Decorate and More with Tip. This month was all about Summer Fun. If you are coming over from Paula’s Homemade Space, welcome! Be sure and check out all the fun DIY ideas at the bottom of this post.

My husband bought a bunch of Patriotic Bunting to decorate our house for Independence Day. So, even though this post isn’t really a true DIY, I am going to tell you how we hung these up and include some tips if you would like to do the same. We love how it came out and we plan to use these year after year.

Along with the bunting, my husband also bought 2, 100 ft white ‘clothesline’ rope to hang them with. We planned to put them on both levels of our house.

We got the kids involved, and started a little assembly line. My youngest was in charge of opening all the packages of bunting and giving them to dad. My husband, older son and I helped string the flags onto the rope. We found that the best way was to fold the bunting in half and put the rope into the 2 end holes. We left the middle one open (and used zip ties to attach them to the rope). They hung nicely that way.

Once it was all strung up we took them outside to hang on the house.

Side Note and HUGE time saving tip – We live in the ‘Christmas Neighborhood’ in our town. Every house decorates to the nines and people come from all over town to drive through here to see the lights. It is a ton of work for us. A couple years ago my smart husband decided to screw little hooks into the soffits on our house to make hanging the lights WAY easier. (Previously we had used Command Hooks, which worked but were a pain and would eventually fall off in the Florida heat.) So, all we had to do to hang this patriotic garland was stick the rope into the hooks. Easy peasy.

My husband used zip ties to make sure they stayed in place. We got the kids involved again by having them help us how figure out many inches apart each flag should be. Once we figured it out, my husband got his tape measure out and measured to make sure they were correct. He is such a perfectionist! (You can see the Straw Wreath I made on the front screen door.)

As we were making sure the flags were even, a rainbow came out right over our house. How cool!

How cool is this rainbow???

Once the bottom layer was complete, my kids and husband went up on the roof to do the top floor.

And here it the finished product. Looks pretty nice. It’ll be easy to take these down, fold them up nice and re-use them year after year.

Please check out what all the other creative bloggers came up with this month…..



  • Reply Tammy July 1, 2020 at 8:36 am

    Wow! Those make such a statement. LOVE it! Thanks for the link, I’ve been looking to purchase some buntings but haven’t found any that I liked.

  • Reply Cindy July 1, 2020 at 9:31 am


    Very good idea, great job it looks so nice.

    Happy 4th!


  • Reply Christine Loken July 1, 2020 at 9:48 am

    Your home looks SUPER festive for the upcoming holiday, Jodi! Love it! P.S. Thanks for the tip on the Christmas lights! I’ll be sharing that with my husband! 🙂

    • Reply Jodi House July 1, 2020 at 10:34 am

      Glad you like it! Yes, those hooks are the best thing ever!!!!

  • Reply Pamela @ DIY Vibes July 1, 2020 at 11:05 am

    Wow, so festive! I love that you got a shot of a beautiful rainbow in there too–lucky shot!!

    • Reply Jodi House July 1, 2020 at 11:46 am

      Thanks! I know, lucky shot with that rainbow. 🙂

  • Reply Terrie Tipler July 1, 2020 at 11:12 am

    Jodi I love what you did to celebrate the red, white and blue holidays. I would love to live in your neighborhood for Christmas. I would go NUTS! Love how your family helps each other. Kudos girl!

    • Reply Jodi House July 1, 2020 at 11:46 am

      You would go nuts here! It is a lot of fun. A lot of work too, but very fun!

  • Reply Michelle July 1, 2020 at 11:42 am

    This is so pretty!! And what a great idea to get the kids involved, too. The tip on adding the clips is a great idea. It’s a pain to have to keep putting everything up every year just to hang lights. I’ll keep that in mind!

    • Reply Jodi House July 1, 2020 at 11:47 am

      The clips are such a lifesaver!

  • Reply Paula Campbell July 1, 2020 at 3:57 pm

    I love how festive your house looks! It’s great that the kids help out too!

  • Reply Liberty July 2, 2020 at 12:07 am

    So patriotic! It’s great that everyone helped. I want to train my daughter to help me blog– she already loves to take pictures, and will video me when I ask her.

    Pinning to my patriotic board. : )


    • Reply Jodi House July 2, 2020 at 8:03 am

      My son sometimes helps with videos too!

      Thanks for pinning!

  • Reply Danya July 2, 2020 at 4:14 pm

    I love this idea! I have purchased the bunting flags before and wasn’t sure how to use them because they weren’t as big as expected. This is a PERFECT way to use them. Such beautiful patriotic décor.

  • Reply Chloe July 2, 2020 at 5:55 pm

    Wow! You are really all decked out for the holiday! I am quite impressed, especially with the exactness of the spacing! Great job! Happy 4th of July!

    • Reply Jodi House July 2, 2020 at 6:07 pm

      Thanks! My husband was into it, and is such a perfectionist.

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