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Easy Peasy Christmas Banners

Easy christmas banners

When Chitter and I were crafting the other day, we made a Christmas banner-I was so pleased with how it turned out-and it was super easy to make too.

Free printable letters

The bloggers at Shanty2Chic have made it so easy to print out any letter of the alphabet. Go here to see the list of letters.

Print your letters out-I had a stash of red paper so I decided to print mine on red paper.

Craft make a chrsitmas banner

Once I had mine printed-I cut around the letters with a pair of pinking shears-then clued the letters onto some yellow construction paper.

Easy christmas craft

I used a ruler to draw a triangle shape around the letter-then cut it out.

Merry christmas banner

I was going to punch a hole in each letter and string them on a piece of ribbon-but in the end I followed the bloggers at Shanty2Chic's advice and hung the letters by clothespins instead. 

I love the banner for Christmas-but it would also be perfect for birthdays, anniversaries, etc.


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Great crafting!

Tipper your banner looks beautiful.
Thanks for sharing all of your work and your cooking and everything else you do.

Peggy L.

Tipper, this is really pretty, you and the girls did a great job and it looks really good hanging the way you have it. I love all the crafts you do and you know I also love all of your recipes. Thanks again for all the great posts that I get to read and enjoy every day.

You're SO talented! And always a
thinking, that's one of the things
we admire about you. That's a
beautiful expression of Merry

That's gorgeous! As the others wrote, it has many possible applications. Thanks for sharing!

i bet miss cindy'd like me. i ain't two clever butt i am simple

I like you banner!
And a Merry Christmas to all!


This reminded me of the Chrismas card banners we hung across an opening between our living room and dining room..Back in the "olden days", at times we would get enough cards to hang down the sides as well. Don't get me started on the lack of folks sending cards today! Postage was high in relation to salaries then as any rate...
If Mom didn't have enough to balance one side out and cards quit coming, she would head to the attic for last years cards to balance it out. LOL
Dad would have a fit, 'cause sometimes the breeze would move the string and he would bump into them, read one and say, "Are these last years cards?" Huff up and go on about his business, shaking his head!
Your idea could be used with different shapes as well...Little Christmas trees, with green (pinking sheared) construction paper. Different colored Christmas balls or just gold. How about silver bell shapes, with the outside card pinked...Or, how about glittering just the letters or just the subject, banner!
I can't believe you didn't cut out a row of Angels holding each letter! You do Angels so well, and "you are the Angel of Brasstown"! You will have to make those to go over the entry door...
Tipper, I love your idea..I've got my "creative juices" flowing this morning after reading your post. Like I said in a previous post. All one needs is a little 72 I need a jump-start and a push! Thanks Tipper! It is so much more fun to craft with someone!
Yes, we used clothes pins to hold our cards in place on the string in the 50's....Sometimes we hung the heavy metal icicles on the string...Does anyone remember the heavy icicles..I think they had lead in them...I found some one time at an estate sale..but my hubby had a fit, and said they would poison me...LOL
Thanks Tipper,

Hey Tipper,
The banner looks great and could easily have more applications than Christmas. But I'm having trouble focusing on it, with that wonderful knotty pine paneling in the background. I'm assuming that it is an example of the Deer Hunter's talent?

I love it! You and your girls are so talented. Thanks for sharing this great idea.

That's beautiful, Tipper. It's a prefect decoration for your doorway.
I like clever and simple things!

Thanks for sharing! Looks great.

I absolutely love this idea. And it could so easily be used for other special occasions. Thanks for the resource links.

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