A little ribbon, wire, paper, a box, Mod Podge and foam.
With those items and a couple of hours and I had my very own patriotic item.
I started with a heavy cardboard/paper mache box and trimmed white paper for the body of the box and blue paper for the top. Then I adhered the paper to each respective item with Mod Podge. I left about 1/8 inch margin of the box corners/edges exposed.
Note: To make the stripes, I cut out a bunch of random widths of red paper. I used glue dots to randomly make stripes on the white paper. I did this before I Mod Podge’d the white squares to the box.
After I adhered the blue paper, I realized it needed something. That is when I used my star punch and glued those onto the lid. (Oops, I forgot to take a pic of that step).
After I adhered all of the panels, I gave them all a second coat of Mod Podge. Then I sealed the box with an acrylic clear spray.
Once the box was ready, I cut loops of ribbon. I started wiring several loops of different ribbon and stuck them through the foam block.
After I had about 5-7 ‘groups’ of ribbon loops in the foam, I pushed the piece of foam into the box. The blue lid sat permanently on the bottom.
A little readjusting of the loops, and there was a cute and easy decoration for the upcoming holiday.