How to make a Merry Christmas Banner

Instead of using store-bought decorations, make this cute Merry Christmas banner to decorate the tree with this Christmas.

You may be asking me, why am I posting Christmas so soon? First, I love Christmas, and it just passes by so quickly. Secondly, I wanted to give you some Christmas Tree inspiration.

Do you choose a theme for your Christmas tree? And do you change it up every year? I love to choose a theme for my tree, and I typically have something in my head long before Christmas. I used to keep my themes for several years. However, when I started to write a blog, I discovered how much you all love seeing the different themes, so I have been changing them. I reuse much of what I have, so I do not incur a significant cost yearly. This year, I have added an extra tree, so I now have three full-size trees in the house. And yes, they are already in the place. They are not decorated yet, but they are up and ready to go. I did purchase some new ribbons this year, and I cannot wait to share these three beauties with you.

This post is from my tree last year and was one of my favorites. I chose an all-red, white, and silver theme, which made for a beautiful tree, and I loved the giant jingle bells and the personal touches I gave to the tree.

One of those personal touches was this sweet banner.

Merry Christmas Banner

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

As you know, I love to craft and make many of my Christmas decorations. So here is an easy way to add a statement to your Christmas tree. I like that this banner was quick and easy and showed off the tree.

Supplies needed to make a Merry Christmas Banner.

  • Green and Red Cardstock
  • Wooden Letters
  • Old book pages
  • Twine
  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Glue stick
  • red spray paint
  • paper cutter or scissors

The first thing you want to do is determine the size of your papers. This will depend on the size of your letters. My letters were 3″, so I cut my red cardstock into 4″ wide x 5″ tall pieces. I also punched my holes at the top approx. 1″ in on either side,

Secondly, I cut my Dark green cardstock into pieces that were 3.5 x 4.5 and glued them onto the red cardstock with a glue stick. This will leave a border of red that is 1/2 wide.

Lastly, I cut my old book pages into 3″ x 4″ pieces and glued them onto the green cardstock. You can also use the old sheet music for this.

Once you have finished gluing the layers, I suggest you lay a heavy book on top of them, so they dry flat.


Merry Christmas banner supplies
How to make a Merry Christmas Banner

Now all of your pages should look like this.

cards for merry christmas banner

The next step is to spray paint your letters. I chose red since my theme was the classic red and white on my Christmas tree. Of course, you can choose any color you like to make this banner. You could even change the saying if you would like.

wood letters for Merry Christmas Banner sign
Merry Christmas wood letters getting painted

Once the letters dried well, I hot glued them onto the cards. Then, I just eyeballed it to place them in the center.

Merry Christmas Banner cards

Lastly, I strung the letters together when the cards were complete.

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

Doing this made it easy for me to maneuver the word on the tree and find the right placement.

Merry Christmas Banner on tree

If you love this look, but don’t have the time to make one, here are a few cute ones I found that you could purchase.

I also wanted to remind you that I am teaching a great workshop starting a week from Saturday with my dear friend Amy Sadler. We will make three different gifts and then wrap them up with custom wrapping.

It’s only $27 for all four classes, you can sign up here.

  • Handmade Hostess Gift Baskets
    • Be the favorite by giving the hostess a gift basket made entirely of homemade goodies to use at the party and after!
  • Hand Crochet Chunky Blanket
    • Do you love the look of the chunky hand-knit blankets that cost hundreds of dollars? We will show you how to make your own for a fraction of the cost. Of course, you will want to make one for everyone on your list!
  • Set of Three Beaded Bracelets
    • These 18k gold-filled beaded bracelets with black Onyx accents, well, pure GOLD! Every daughter, sister, mother, and friend will never forget this beautiful gift, handmade and given to them with love!
  • Wrap it up!
    • We can’t leave you without a fantastic workshop creating our own wrapping papers and fun ways to wrap all of your Christmas gifts.

What do you think about those giant bells! Everyone loved them last year. However, by the time I posted them last year, they were all sold out, so that is another reason I wanted to get this post out so early. Things just run out quickly during the holidays, so get your shopping done before.

I hope you enjoyed this post and are looking forward to the holidays ahead.

I recently found out that I won the golden recipe award for my homemade granola. If you want to try it, here is the post with the recipe.

You may also enjoy this post on gold leaf ornaments

Or this post on this darling advent calendar I made for my granddaughters

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  1. Wendy, I love your beautiful Christmas tree and Merry Christmas Banner! You’re always so creative and inspiring! I’m already working on on holiday garland for the fireplace mantel, but may have to add another one to the mix too! I love to change my Christmas decor theme from year to year, too…it keeps things fresh and exciting, I think! I’ll add new things (bought or DIY) to each year’s theme as needed, but most of the decor items I use on my trees and throughout my home have been around for awhile. I’m excited to see how you decorate for the holidays this year!

    1. Thank you, Kristy. I am knee-deep in the trenches of Christmas and hope to come up for some air soon. Lol
      It is quite a job, right? I know your home will be beautiful. I cannot wait to see what you do this year too.

    1. Thank you Tammy, I love to create fun things like you to decorate with.

  2. It’s never too early to plan! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Thank you, Cindy. I have to agree with you. I am working hard to get it all done, so I can enjoy a bit.

  3. This banner is adorable and adds a real wow to the tree. You continually amaze me with your crafts 👏

    1. Thank you, my friend! I am in Christmas wonderland creating this year. I cannot wait to see what you create this year.

    1. Thank you Christin. I hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

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

    1. 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.

  5. 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!

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

  7. 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!

    1. Thank you Marieza, Happy Decorating.

    1. Thank you so much Annemarie! I hope your holiday decorating is going well

  8. 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

    1. Thank you Missy, I appreciate your kind words, Happy decorating.

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