The Easiest String Light Canada Day Banner

If you enjoy adding patriotic touches to your home for Canada Day or Independence Day, then you'll like this patriotic dollar store craft? This super easy Canada Day string light banner is made with battery-operated red solo cup string lights and other dollar store supplies. It's a cute patriotic banner for your festivities by day and cozy lighting in the evening after the sun goes down.

Being a Canadian gal, mine is made for Canada Day but if you live in the USA, the banner could easily be adapted for the 4th of July. Simply add some blue ribbon and instead of a maple leaf, embellish the solo cups with a star. In less than an hour, your patriotic banner will be ready to hang either indoors or out to welcome guests.

The easiest string light Canada Day banner idea.

Easy Peasy String Light Patriotic Banner For Canada Day

Indoors it would look cute hanging from a fireplace mantle, a stair railing, or an entry mirror. But as you can see in the photos, I'm hanging mine outdoors.

The rustic mini pallet Canada Day coasters pictured in the photo below are also a fun DIY patriotic craft made with popsicle sticks.

Easy DIY Canada Day banner made with dollar store materials.

Where can I hang the Canada Day banner outdoors?

In the backyard, hang it under a patio umbrella or pergola, on the fence, outdoor serving cart, or on a potting bench like I did.

An easy Canada Day banner dollar store craft.

Show your patriotic pride by hanging the Canada Day banner on a front porch railing, apartment balcony, or deck railing. Once it gets dark, flick the switch to light up the banner while you enjoy your Canada Day festivities with family and friends.

DIY banner that lights up for Canada Day, made with a strand of string lights.

We hung the Canada Day banner near our backyard firepit so it adds ambiance to our marshmallow roast. We've even added a fun element for starting our fire with cute toilet paper roll rocket & firecracker firepit starters.

What You'll Need To Make It

As mentioned earlier, everything to make this fun string light Canada Day banner can be found at the dollar store. It's a fun patriotic dollar store craft to do with the kids!

DIY Canada Day banner made with mini solo cups that light up!

If you can't find the supplies you need at your local dollar store, I've included links to alternatives in the supply list below.

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Supply List

Mini Solo Cup String Lights OR Mini Solo Shot Glasses and String Lights
Wooden Maple Leaf Cutouts
5/8 Red and White Ribbon
White Acrylic Craft Paint
Sharp Scissors
Hot Glue Gun

How To Make A String Light Canada Day Banner

Now that we've covered what supplies you'll need, let's get started making this quick and easy Canada Day Banner with string lights.

Easy patriotic string light banner for Canada Day.

Solo Cup String Lights

Don't worry if you can't find solo cup string lights like mine. You could easily make these with mini solo shot glasses and a strand of battery-operated string lights. Simply poke a small hole in the top of each plastic solo cup with something like an awl and pop the string light bulbs through each one.

A DIY mini solo cup string light banner for Canada Day.

Patriotic Maple Leaf Embellishment

To add a patriotic element to the string light Canada Day banner, paint wooden maple leaf cutouts from the dollar store with white acrylic craft paint. The paint dries really fast and you'll only need one coat on one side only.

DIY Canada Day with painted wooden maple leaf embellishments.

Once the paint is dry, simply hot glue a painted wooden maple leaf to the front of each red solo cup.

An easy handmade patriotic banner for Canada Day.

Red And White Canada Day Banner Ribbon

Cut narrow white and red ribbon into 12-inch strands. I used a 5/8-inch ribbon but you can go wider if you like. You'll need ten strands of red and twenty strands of white ribbon. Cut the ribbon ends on a diagonal like pictured below.

Cut red and white ribbon into twelve inch strands to make an easy Canada Day Banner.

Fold the ribbon in half and place it in front of the string light wire and pull the ends through the loop and tighten. It's that easy!

Tie red and white ribbon onto string light Canada Day banner.

Between each solo cup attach two white ribbons with a red in the middle. If you want a fuller banner, add more ribbon between each solo cup or use a wider ribbon.

Easy light up Canada Day banner idea.

That's all there is to it! Add batteries in the string light battery pack and you're ready to hang your Canada Day banner outdoors!

For more ideas to help celebrate Canada Day, see my DIY patriotic decor ideas page.

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  1. And she's back!!!!!!! Whoopity, whoop :D Love this idea, Marie. Our flag is a bit hhmmmmmm odd, but I can see so many other possibilities by adapting your tutorial and it looks so lovely. Really clever idea

    1. LOL, you noticed! 😉 The call of the sun, great outdoors, and captivating books have been louder 😎 ⛱ 📚 But at least now I'm ready for Canada Day on July 1st!

  2. This is such an ADORABLE idea Marie! So festive for outdoor bbq's and Canada Day get togethers! XOXO

    1. Thank you so much! I think I'll keep it up all summer, sans the red and white ribbon, for cozy lighting around our fire pit.

  3. This is super fun, Marie. I just noticed these Solo cup lights on my cousin's bar. I thought she made them, but nope, she bought them. Who knew they were a thing? Very summery!!

    1. Right! I didn't know they were a thing either but when I saw them, they were too stink'n cute not to bring home with me. Adding the patriotic theme was an afterthought.

  4. This is pretty cool. When you have your Canada Day this is going to look so great.

    1. Thanks Kris! I think I'll keep the banner up after July 1st, sans the red and white ribbon. It adds cozy lighting for our fire pit zone at night.

  5. How wonderfully festive! Plus, it's simple so that all in the family can help create. I love those kinds of projects! ❤️

    1. Thank you 🙂 Exactly, a fun and easy family craft to make for Canada Day festivities!

  6. They are gorgeous! Love the festive feel they add!

  7. This is such a great project Marie! I love it so much. I can't believe I missed this project, but I have been taking a lot of time off from the computer this summer just to enjoy and relax. I think I might have to try this next Canada Day. It's so festive!

    1. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one taking the summer off from the computer to enjoy our short summer season. It's been wonderful! Enjoy the last few weeks Tuula and thanks for stopping by for a visit. xo

  8. the result is beautiful, besides being simple to do (of course you made it a lot easier for us by writing and putting so many details in the post) thank you!


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