Admit it: You’ve searched all around Pinterest and you’ve seen all those wonderful bunting banners and thought you couldn’t make one just as beautiful. Well I’m here to show you a different take on a bunting banner to celebrate the holidays! It doesn’t require a lot of supplies, effort or time which is exactly what I look for in a craft. It’s also a great craft to do with kids – it encourages them to be creative! And they will feel special knowing that they had a hand in creating the Merry Christmas banner on display in your home!
Merry Christmas Banner
- 14 large kraft shipping tags (something like these – I personally used manilla as opposed to kraft)
- Scrapbook paper
- Festive alphabet stickers spelling ‘Merry Christmas’
- Various small Christmas scrapbook stickers
- Other embellishments such as ribbon, washi tape, brads, buttons, etc.
- Ribbon or twine
- Mini clothespins or other small clips
- Cut out scrapbook paper to cover the tags.
- Place your letters in the centre of each tag.
- Decorate freely!
- Attach tags to ribbon or twine with mini clothespins.
- Hang in your house for everyone to see your hard work!
This banner is entirely up to you. You can use a general theme throughout the tags or you can make each one completely different. You don’t have to cover them with Christmas scrapbook paper if you like the look of the manilla tags. I have a large collection of scrapbook paper and I love finding new ways to use it. I traced the tags onto the back of the paper and used a paper cutter to cut the tag shape out of the paper but you can also just use scissors if you have a steady hand. I laid all covered tags in a row, placed the letters on then worked out how I was going to embellish each. I like to leave the stickers on their cellophane and cut around them so I can lay them out on the tag to get a good idea of the layout. Once you are happy with all of your tags, attach them to some ribbon or twine using some mini clothespins or anything else creative you can think of! It’s best to decide where and how you are going to hang it – will it be in one straight line? Will you do two rows? Be sure to cut your ribbon accordingly and allow yourself extra length for tying it off. I have used small thumbtacks to hang the banner on a doorframe, small suction cups with hooks to hang from a window and Command Hooks to hang it on a wall. This banner is very versatile!
Andrea can always be found with a new craft in front of her, a form of technology on her right and a coffee on her left. This is how she survives suburbia with her two crazy toddlers in tow.