I love all things patriotic!  I absolutely LOVE the 4th of July holiday as well!  This Jean Pocket USA Bunting sign can be used for all things red, white and blue!  You can also use it as a simple banner for your mantel, as front door decorations or you can even stuff the pockets and put it to use at your food table!  Multi tasking at it’s patriotic finest.

Patriotic Jean Pocket Banner at thatswhatchesaid.com

Supplies Needed:

  • 2 Pairs of Jeans with similar sized back pockets.  (pockets free of designs work best)
  • Scissors
  • Ribbon
  • Wooden Stars
  • Blue Paint
  • White Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Stencil Brush
  • Hot Glue Gun/Glue Sticks
  • Alphabet Stencils

Start out by cutting out your pockets.  I left the back jean part to actually keep them as functioning pockets.  Cut just under the Pocket Seam.

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Lay them out flat to get the best placement if they are a bit different size wise.  One of my pairs of jeans had slightly bigger pockets.

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Next you will stencil your USA on the pockets with white paint.   You can use a stencil set that can be picked up at any store that has art supplies or you can use my stencils that I made and used with my Silhouette CAMEO.

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Next using white paint and a stencil brush, I stenciled in the USA.  I use a stencil brush because I feel it gets into the nooks and crannies of the texture of the fabric better than a foam or regular paint brush.  Stencil brushes have very brash stiff bristles.

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Next remove your stencil vinyl and you will have a nice letter!

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I painted four small wooden stars blue.

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I laid out my ribbon, pockets and stars and spaced accordingly.  I then hot glued everything down onto the ribbon.  NOTE:  If you want to keep the pockets functioning, make sure you only glue the back side of the pocket to the ribbon!

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And there you have it!  This banner can be used for so many things.  Here I used it on my 4th of July Celebration table!

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Patriotic Jean Pocket Banner at thatswhatchesaid.net

You can even stuff the pockets with things like napkins and utensils that are useful when eating my One Pan Flag Cake!

Jean Pocket USA Banner used for Utensils at thatswhatchesaid.com

You can hang it as part of your holiday mantel.  (Find tutorials on my Land of the Free Art, Firecracker Centerpiece and Button Flag projects too! )

Patriotic Mantel at thatswhatchesaid.com

Or you can even string it up on your front door in place of a wreath!  You know me…I like to break all the rules and put non wreath items on my front door!

Patriotic Banner from Jean Pockets at thatswhatchesaid.com

What would YOU use your Jean Pocket USA Banner for?  I’d love for you to check out all my patriotic projects!  I have some great free party printables as well as great mantel décor and recipes!

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