Vintage Merry Christmas banner
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.
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.
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.
I added another coat of Decou-Page to seal the paper and give it a protective finish.
Once it was thoroughly dry, I used a fine grit sandpaper to sand down any paper edges that stuck out from the sides.
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.
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.
I love the vintage look that I got from the combination of banner shape, paper, and letters!