Show your True Colors! (DIY Banners)

Star Wars Flags and Banners (Downloadable Empire and Rebel Symbols) // Check out our blog for lots more Star Wars crafts and decor. // #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #banners #rebels #empire maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

Are you a Rebel or a Buckethead?  Jedi or a Sith?  Do you want to show your true colors, or hedge your bets and show all?  Jedi Master Heidi made these 7 fantastic banners few of years back, and they are incredibly simple and cheap to make.  Our display might not quite rival Napoleon’s flag display at Les Invalides, but I promise it still looked very impressive!

The first year we used them we had a contest: the person who identified the most insignias correctly won a prize (vintage Star Wars books).  It was surprising how hard it was for even the most ardent fans to get more than half correct.

Star Wars Flags and Banners (Downloadable Empire and Rebel Symbols) // Check out our blog for lots more Star Wars crafts and decor. // #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #banners #rebels #empire maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

They are super simple to make! Here is how!

Need:

  • Standard Plastic Table Cloth (about 54″ x 108″ or so)
  • Printout of Icons (patterns below)
  • Spray Mount
  • Clear Packing Tape
  • Foamcore (or thick cardboard)
  • String
  • Scissors/X-acto Knife

How To:

  1. Cut tablecloth in 2, 20″w x 48″t pieces.  (You can spray mount the table cloth, and fold in half before cutting if you want, but it will hang fine, even if you do not glue the pieces together)
  2. Cut Foamcare or cardboard to 20″w x 2″t.
  3. Place Foamcore across the top of the doubled-up banner, about 2.5″ down. Fold banner over foamcoare, and tape in place.
  4. Cut a small hole on each side about 1″ from the corner.
  5. Print out the icons.
  6. Close cut them.
  7. Spray the back of the printouts with spray glue.
  8. Place on banner: centered and about 4″ from the bottom. (Make sure you place on the front – the side that does not have tape!)
  9. Rub flat.
  10. Tie string through the holes.
  11. Tah-dah!!!

Get Supplies:

Credits:

Designs, idea and pattern downloads are courtesy of Jedi Master Heidi.

Star Wars Banner icons-Jedi Order: Star Wars Flags and Banners (Downloadable Empire and Rebel Symbols) // Check out our blog for lots more Star Wars crafts and decor. // #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #banners #rebels #empire maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com   Star Wars Banner icons-New jedi Order: Star Wars Flags and Banners (Downloadable Empire and Rebel Symbols) // Check out our blog for lots more Star Wars crafts and decor. // #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #banners #rebels #empire maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com   Star Wars Banner icons-New Republic: Star Wars Flags and Banners (Downloadable Empire and Rebel Symbols) // Check out our blog for lots more Star Wars crafts and decor. // #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #banners #rebels #empire maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com   Star Wars Banner icons-Repiblic Alliance: Star Wars Flags and Banners (Downloadable Empire and Rebel Symbols) // Check out our blog for lots more Star Wars crafts and decor. // #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #banners #rebels #empire maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com   Star Wars Banner icons-Galactic Empire: Star Wars Flags and Banners (Downloadable Empire and Rebel Symbols) // Check out our blog for lots more Star Wars crafts and decor. // #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #banners #rebels #empire maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com   Star Wars Banner icons-Galactic Republic: Star Wars Flags and Banners (Downloadable Empire and Rebel Symbols) // Check out our blog for lots more Star Wars crafts and decor. // #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #banners #rebels #empire maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com  Star Wars Banner icons-Sith: Star Wars Flags and Banners (Downloadable Empire and Rebel Symbols) // Check out our blog for lots more Star Wars crafts and decor. // #starwars #starwarsparty #maythefourthbewithyou #starwarsbirthday #banners #rebels #empire maythefourthbewithyoupartyblog.com

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