Again, in an effort to keep this laid-back party simple and inexpensive, Julia made all of the décor, including this festive Fourth of July banner, herself – and mostly with repurposed materials. The lettered bunting was a straightforward cut-and-paste job using recycled flash cards, ribbons, and other remnants of past projects that Julia had the prescience to stash in her basement for later. Strung together with twine and vintage red, white, and blue lanterns, the final banner was perfectly patriotic!