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Vintage Merry Christmas banner

by: Jo

Vintage Merry Christmas banner
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I really liked these wood banners from SayHello.com. I’ve had them for a little while but hadn’t decided what I wanted to do with them until last weekend, when I realized they would make an easy DIY Merry Christmas banner.

Vintage Christmas Banner

I found this great vintage-looking wrapping paper at Target and knew it would be perfect for this project. I traced the wooden blanks onto the back of the paper and then cut the pieces out.

Vintage Christmas Banner

To adhere the paper to the banner, I applied a layer of matte Decou-Page and pressed the wrapping paper down, starting in the middle and working outwards to eliminate any bubbles.

Vintage Christmas Banner

I added another coat of Decou-Page to seal the paper and give it a protective finish.

Vintage Christmas Banner

Once it was thoroughly dry, I used a fine grit sandpaper to sand down any paper edges that stuck out from the sides.

Vintage Christmas Banner

I used my Cricut machine to cut out letters to spell “Merry Christmas”. I applied one letter to each banner piece with more Decou-Page.

Vintage Christmas Banner

I used striped baker’s twine to thread my letters together. I put “Merry” on one string and “Christmas” on the other so that I could hang them on the corner hutch in my dining room.

Vintage Christmas Banner

I love the vintage look that I got from the combination of banner shape, paper, and letters!

Vintage Christmas Banner

Vintage Merry Christmas banner
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2 comments so far:

  • 1
    Tiffani 10/12/2015 at 10:16 am

    This looks like so much fun! About how much wrapping paper did this take?

  • 2
    Jo 10/12/2015 at 1:38 pm

    Tiffani, it didn’t take much at all! Each piece is only about 6 inches tall.

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