I love the Fourth of July. I love the parades, seeing the colors red, white and blue everywhere, family get togethers, flags waving in the breeze and especially fireworks. It’s a wonderful time of year. It makes my heart swell and it’s a day to celebrate our independence. I am so proud to be an American and to live in the country that we live in and enjoy the freedoms that we have. I am so grateful for the soldiers who serve and have served to help keep us free.

As this day of celebration approached I wanted to start adding some decorations to my home to bring the spirit of America into our home. I came across this pom pom tutorial on Facebook that I thought was cool and easy. As I was visiting Michelle in Boise this last weekend I was up early one morning with my baby. I was trying to decide what to share this week. It dawned on me that the pom pom tutorial would be great but to add my own twist to it. As I shared my idea with Michelle later that morning I was being dumb, talking kind of goofy and said “I thought it up in my brain.” My wonderful daughter Paityn then piped in “What brain?” Michelle and I just had to laugh. I’m telling myself she didn’t mean anything by it, right?

Ok so my idea. A 4th of July pom pom Flag Runner.

Supplies

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Yarn-Red, White, Blue
Contact Grip Liner
Scissors
Glue Sticks-2, Taped together to create pom pom

Begin by creating pom poms. I decided that the size of my runner would be 36″X12″. The blue portion of the flag is 14 1/2″X7″, there are 4 rows of blue with 8 pom poms in each row. The strips fill up the remain space with 12 pom poms in each row next to the blue portion and 20 in the bottom rows.

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To create the pom pom I started by taping 2 acrylic paint bottles together but it made the pom poms too big and floppy so then I used glue sticks and they were the perfect size.

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Wrap the yarn around the glue sticks 45 times.

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Remove yarn from glue sticks. Cut a piece of yarn about 5 inches long and center the pom pom it.

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Pull the yarn tightly around the pom pom and tie it in a knot.

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Take scissors and cut the closed ends in half to create pom pom look.

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Trim up ends to make it look more even.

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Begin to tie onto grip liner. Be sure not to tie too close together. The first time I did this I had to untie my first row and start all over. Be sure to turn over and cut off the remaining long ties.

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That’s it. You have this adorable, patriotic Flag table runner. So simple and fun.

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