DIY Christmas Banner – Be Merry

All is Merry and Bright…especially in the dining room! We are putting some finishing touches in the room and then we will be ready to entertain guests!

DIY Christmas Mantel Banner

 

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What do you do when you decide to decorate your Christmas mantel with non- traditional colors – and the colors that you want to use don’t exist? Well..we decided to make a banner for the mantel that would match the decor perfectly!

To create our DIY Christmas banner we started with a color theme. This banner is for the dining room fireplace mantel and the room colors are gray and pale yellow. Secondly we chose the phrase “Be Merry”. This sets the mood for our party and dinner guests.

Here’s the materials we used:

  • Cotton Balls
  • Scrapbook Paper in color theme choice. Ours were purchased at Hobby Lobby for 50% off.
  • Cardboard Pennant – 12 forms to a package – also 50% off at Hobby Lobby – aprrox. $2.25
  • Yarn or Needlepoint Thread
  • Vinyl Letters
  • Needle
  • Mod Podge
  • Vintage Book Pages – our book was .25 cents at a yard sale and was falling apart – perfect for crafting!
  • Glitter – Optional

DIY Christmas Mantel Banner

Trace the cardboard pennant shape on the scrapbook paper and cut. Mod Podge the scrapbook pieces to the cardboard. Let dry.

Cut vintage book pages in the size and shape you prefer. We also added a bit of glitter for some shimmer.

DIY Christmas Mantel Banner

 

Measure out the yarn to fit your mantel. Lightly roll the cotton balls for a more rounded shape. Thread the cotton balls onto the yarn – knotting off the yarn ends when complete.

DIY Christmas Mantel Banner

 

DIY Christmas Mantel Banner

We used black clothes pins we got for $1 at Target to hang the letters on the banner.  We love how the entire craft turned out!

DIY Christmas Mantel Banner

We used several pieces of mercury glass, as well as silver accents, which we thought would look great with our DIY Christmas banner…

DIY Christmas Mantel Banner

 

DIY Christmas Mantel Banner

Such an easy idea to add jingle bells and a candle to this glass jar, which instantly made it a festive candle holder.

DIY Christmas Mantel Banner

The different mixes of silvers really goes along well with the banner.

DIY Christmas Mantel Banner 3

DIY Christmas Mantel Banner

We hope we’ve inspired you to create your own DIY Christmas Banner – Be Merry (one of our favorite holiday sayings).  Not only was it easy to do, it was also a very inexpensive craft to make.  We were able to use non-traditional colors, but still make the mantel festival and fun!

Be sure to click on the links below for more great inspiration!  You’ll see everything from gorgeous decor to yummy holiday recipes… and everything in between! Here’s a look at what’s already been shared this week, along with what’s coming up!

There’s no place like…

Home for the Holidays!

XO – Jenn & Vicki

Monday – Holiday Decor

featuring…

Just a Girl and Her Blog | Lilacs & Longhorns | What Meegan Makes

Windgate Lane | Worthing Court

Tuesday – Holiday Recipes

featuring…

Duke Manor Farm | Graceful Order | Rhubarb and Honey

Snappy Gourmet | The Happier Homemaker | Two Thirty-Five Designs

Wednesday – Mantles and Tablescapes

featuring…

Dandelion Patina | {Home-ology} modern vintage | Organize and Decorate Everything

Sondra Lyn at Home | StoneGable | The Everyday Home

Thursday – Holiday Crafts

featuring…

An Extraordinary Day | Cottage at the Crossroads | Making it in the Mountains

Our Southern Home | 2 Bees in a Pod | Two Purple Couches

Friday – Gifts and Wrapping

featuring…

Addison Meadows Lane | DIY180 | Domestically Speaking

My Creative Days | Southern State of Mind | unOriginal Mom

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Cause we all know…

there’s no place like…

Home for the Holidays!

Monday – Holiday Decor

Tuesday – Holiday Recipes

 


Wednesday – Holiday Mantels and Tablescapes

Thursday – Holiday Crafts

 


Friday – Holiday Gifts and Wrapping


Comments

  1. says

    This is so creative Jenn! I love how your mantel is festive even though it’s not traditional. That is crazy cool. Don’t even get me started on the Mercury glass pinecones and the pom poms on the bunting! Hello love! Hugs, CoCo
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