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.
So today, I am sharing how you can make this banner (or purchase one) and where you can find these great bells.
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.
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.
Now all of your pages should look like this.
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.
Once the letters dried well, I hot glued them onto the cards. Then, I just eyeballed it to place them in the center.
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.
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.
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