DIY Christmas Banner.

Hello Everyone!

The end of Thanksgiving means the birth of Christmas decorations. I love decorating my house but purchasing Christmas decor can be expensive. This year I decided why not make my own Christmas banner for my fireplace. It was easy to create, it’s inexpensive and it looks adorable.

You will need:

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Fabric, fabric scissors, stencil letters, triangle shape cut out, paint, paint brush, glitter, hemp yarn, hot glue, and a piece of chalk.

(I purchased my fabric, fabric scissors and stencil letters from Joann. I had the rest of supplies before I started this project.)

Step 1: Cut the Fabric

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Place your cut out on the edge of your material. I taped four note cards together and cut it into a triangle shape. I purchased a yard of fabric but I have tons of leftover material. I would recommend a half yard or less.

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Trace the triangle with Chalk.

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Cut the material. Do this for each letter; since my banner is “Be Merry” I cut seven triangles. I would advice to cut an extra triangle just in case something happens.

Step 2: Paint and Glitter the Letters

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Place the letter stencil on the fabric. I painted the “Be” with gold paint. Make sure to add paper or newspaper underneath while painting the letter on.

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Once you are done painting the letter, put glitter on top before it dries. When I pulled the stencil, the glitter did not cover the letter completely so make sure to add more glitter onto it.

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Shake the excess glitter off and let it dry. Do this for the rest of the letters.

For the “Merry” part of my banner, I did the same steps but used a white paint with a translucent glitter.

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Step 3: Hot glue the Letters on the Yarn

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Depending how big your fireplace is or how low you want your banner to be place, I cannot tell you how much hemp yarn you need. I would recommend marking your yarn so you can see where to place the first and last letters.

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Hot glue the hemp yarn near the top of the material; leave some space for the top. I hot glued the first and last letters (B and Y) first so I know how much space I will be using for the rest.

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Finished Product:

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The end results should look like this. I hung my banner with Command hook strips. Once the holidays are over, I just peel the command strip off. No mess= no stress.

If today’s post inspired you to make your own banner, please send me pictures and click the like button. I hope everyone has fun creating their own banners. This project is not just for Christmas; you can make an engagement banner, birthday banner etc. Have a great day everyone and I hope you guys survived Black Friday!

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