(These red lanterns were purchased at IKEA last year before Christmas and I thought they'd do great double-duty for patriotic and other summer celebrations. I bought the little red metal pails (for $1 a piece!!) at Target and dropped in some candles.)
I love hanging (tossing really) this in our apple tree above our back patio but it would look even better over a doorway or serving table.
And I like it running down the center of my striped tablecloth.
I just tied these around folded napkins, but they'd work well around silverware bundles too. I love how they turned out so I think I'll make a bunch more for next year. I should do it this week so it's not another last minute thing next year!
Cut out the templates for the large and small stars. Trace the templates on your fabric and cut out 6 large blue stars, 6 large red stars, and 22 small white stars. This will make a garland about 120" long.