It’s such an exciting time for us here in Canada. In a few short weeks we’ll be celebrating a huge milestone for our country: its 150th birthday! We wanted to show our Canadian pride with some fun Canada Day decorating ideas, and these printable Canada Day banner and watercolour art ideas are the first!
We’re so honoured to be a part of a nation-wide Canadian blogger Canada Day DIY extravaganza hosted by the extremely talented Lucy of Craftberry Bush. If you have not seen her blog, or aren’t following her Instagram account, you are missing out!
Be sure to check out all of the inspiring and creative Canada150 ideas from our fellow Canadian blogger friends through the links below. There’s everything from food, decorations to games and more to bring out our Canadian colours of red and white on July 1st.
Free Printable Canada Day Banner
We’ve been looking forward to creating a Canada Day banner for quite a few years and decided to combine two crafts that Jane is loving these days: watercolour painting and brush lettering.
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She used her watercolor paints and brush lettering skills that she’s been practicing since taking this fantastic brush-lettering class by Colleen of Lemon Thistle Blog* (as an aside, this class makes a wonderful and unique gift idea).
You can download the free panels here and assemble them into a festive Canada Day banner. Print as many or few as you’d like to make a super long, or just short banner, or print the pages to half the size to create little mini garlands.
Once printed, cut out the panels (we left a little white rim around ours), attach them to some cotton twine* with a hot glue gun, hang it up and enjoy.
If you’d like to use it outdoors, consider coating each panel on both sides with a water-based sealer, such as Mod Podge acrylic gloss sealer spray* to help it last a little longer.
Canada Day Decorating Ideas: Printable Watercolour Maple Leaves
In addition to the banner, Jane painted maple leaves into a festive Canada Day art piece. You can simply print the image (use photo paper for a more vibrant image*) and frame it. Or cut out each leaf to use as cupcake toppers for your Canada Day BBQ celebration!
To make the red and white cupcake toppers, we cut out each watercolour maple leaf, leaving a little white rim all the way around. We then simply attached a small toothpick to the back of each one with hot glue.
We hope you enjoy these free Canada Day decorating ideas and that the printables help you get into the spirit! We have additional last-minute Canada Day decorating ideas for you as well. And did you see our Canada Day driftwood maple leaf decor idea?
If you do hang up a banner, or use the watercolour Canada leaf art, take a picture and be sure to tag us @sustainmycrafthabit on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter!
More Truly Canadian DIY, Crafts, Decorating and Recipe Ideas to Celebrate Canada Day!
And here are the Canada Day DIY ideas from our Canadian blogger friends. So many ideas and inspiration to help you make the most of Canada’s 150th birthday!
Happy Canada Day friends! Do you have any fun celebrations planned?