Christmas is just around the corner and I need to get crafting! I’ll likely make most of the gifts I give this year. I love the looks on people’s faces, “Oh good, another homemade gift from Laura, what is it?!” Hahaha, I find it simply irresistible! But every year I like to add to my collection of Christmas decorations too. Last year I made a tree skirt, a couple years before I made our advent calendar. This year I stuck with something quick and simple. All combined this cute DIY Christmas banner took about 45 mins to make. You can grab the free printable pattern here so you can make one too!
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The key to this project is in keeping it simple. It’s a quick do-able project to add to your diy Christmas decor collection. You could easily change up the text too. I’ll include an alphabet in the printables so you can create your own phrase if your want to. The font is called Candy, which I thought was very appropriate for Christmas. 🙂
Plus I figured it was time I created a diy that uses wool felt, it is my weapon of choice after all!
(If you’re looking for even more Christmas craft ideas, check out this post!)
I ONLY recommend using a wool blend felt or 100% wool felt. I sell them in my other shop, www.wildflowerfeltdesigns.com . NEVER use acrylic craft felt, you just won’t get the same results.
So collect up your materials, you’ll need:
-White wool blend felt, 9″x12″ sheet. I used Cream.
-Green wool blend felt, 2.5″x9 strip. I used Kelly Green.
-Red wool blend felt, 6″x9″ piece. I used Tomato Red.
-Dowel piece, 10″-11″x 3/8″. I found mine at the dollar store, but you can purchase dowels at your local building supply store, they’re pretty cheap.
-Twine, about 18″ length
-Sewing needle & embroidery floss in coordinating colours
-Hot glue gun, I recommend this Surebonder
-Embroidery scissors like these, or other small snips
-Printable Pattern, just click to download. 🙂
Use the straight pins to secure the paper pieces to the felt and cut everything out. I ended up cutting out 3 holly leaves. And I decided I liked the B and R without their bumps cut out.
I decided to hand sew the leaves and berries to give them a little more character, but I simply hot-glued the letters into place. Easy peasy!
The dotted line on the banner pattern is the fold line. So fold down the edge and hot glue it down. Slide in the dowel.
Wrap the twine a few times around the end of the dowel, tie a knot and secure it with a tiny dab or two of glue. Repeat on the other side. Done!
This would be a great secret Santa gift or a hostess gift for your next Christmas party!
Let the Christmas crafting begin! I also wrote up a round up post of 21 easy Christmas craft ideas. What are you planning to make this year?
ps. Don’t forget to download the pattern, it’s one click away!