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I am joining a great group of ladies for a three-day Blog Hop. If you are coming over from the amazing Missy Noonan’s Blog  from Sonata Home Designs, Welcome.

All of us bloggers are part of a group that is mentored by the Amazing KariAnne from Thistlwood Farms.

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If you are not familiar with a blog hop, It is where a group of bloggers get together, and we link from one blog

to another.

I posted my Christmas tree last week, and I had  so many requests on my

Merry Christmas Banner and Bells

So today, I am sharing how you can make this banner (or purchase one)  and where you can find these great bells.

 

 

Merry Christmas banner

It’s hard to believe it is already the middle of November.

The time seems to fly by, and the holidays are upon us.

We will be celebrating Thanksgiving and my mother in laws 90th birthday next week. So much to celebrate.

Decorating for the festivities is going to be tricky. My house is ready for Christmas, and I need to work on Thanksgiving and a Birthday.

If you would like to make this Merry Christmas Banner

Here are the step by step Instructions

Supplies needed for the Merry Christmas Banner

Merry Christmas banner supplies

Red Card Stock Paper

Green Card Stock Paper

Glue sticks

Twine

Wooden letters

Scissors or paper cutter

Red spray paint

Hole Punch

Hot Glue Gun

Glue sticks for the glue gun

An old book from the thrift store

Directions

First, cut your red card stock into 4 x 5″ squares  ( I find it best to use a paper cutter to get straight lines )

paper for merry christmas banner

Secondly, cut the green card stock into 3.5″ x 4.5″ squares ( I find it best to use a paper cutter to get straight lines )

Thirdly, cut your book pages into squares that are 3″ x 4″; again, use your paper cutter for straight cuts.

To repeat for each letter, repeat the first three steps 14 times.

At this time, you want to go outside and paint the letters red. It is only necessary to coat the front and sides of the letters.

red letters

While the paint is drying on your letters, glue your papers together with the glue sticks. Next, layer the card stock starting with the red, green, and finally, the book page. Be sure to leave a bit of an edge on each side as you layer the papers. I put a few heavy books on top of them while they dry to keep them nice and flat.

cards for merry christmas banner

Follow this step with gluing your letters onto the cards you have layered.

Lastly, punch two holes in the top of each card, and weave the cards onto the twine.

 

Importantly, I like to string each word on a separate piece of twine so you can hang them individually on the tree or mantel.

Merry Christmas Banner

 

If you are not one to craft and would prefer to buy a banner, here are a few of my favorites

 

And about those bells! If you love them, I have found some similar ones to mine. Shopping has been crazy this year, and items are selling out so quickly. So buy them now!

Now it is time for me to pass the baton onto my friend.

Home with Marieza, She has a fantastic wreath to share with you, so click on the link below and keep hopping!

https://homewithmarieza.com/diy-window-wreaths-for-christmas/

 

 

 

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12 Comments

  1. Christin says:

    So pretty! And easy to make! The tree looks gorgeous!

  2. Crystal says:

    Wow Wendy! You never cease to amaze me with your projects!!! You are so gifted. It has been fun blog hopping along with you!

    • wendy says:

      Thank you sweet Crystal. I am sorry I have not gotten to all of the blogs yet, I had a very crazy weekend.
      YOu are so sweet, I sure hope you go to Haven this year.

  3. this is such a great idea! thanks for sharing how to make it! I almost did a craft using old book pages too but I ran out of time! great hopping with you!

  4. Marie says:

    Your trees and look fabulous. Love the look of the banner on the tree! Happy hopping with you!

  5. Marieza says:

    Lovely project, Wendy! The banner looks amazing on your tree. All your Christmas decor is so festive! I better get cracking and get more decorating done!

  6. Annemarie says:

    Simply gorgeous! Great holiday post!

  7. Missy Noonan says:

    Wendy, This is so festive and fun! Such a perfect way to “pop” a Christmas greeting from your tree. I love it! Thanks for the great tutorial. Well done, my friend! ~Missy

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