DIY Simple Christmas Holiday Banner

Create this simple budget-friendly modernist Christmas banner to add a little holiday cheer to your home decor without going into holiday overload!

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This banner is sleek and minimal, giving a classic look to your holiday decor. Use it to temporarily replace an already existing piece of art in the home and easily remove after the holiday is over! Pick a fun font and color that accents your already existing home decor. Just a few easy steps and you can create your own in no time!

Supplies you’ll need for the Christmas banner:

  • dowel rod cut down to size
  • neutral colored fabric or canvas
  • fabric scissors or rotary cutter
  • black fabric paint
  • black yarn
  • pencil or erasable  fabric marker
  • print out of a holiday word in a fun font
  • straight edge
  • cutting mat or measuring tape
  • pins
  • sewing machine

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Instructions to craft the Christmas hanging banner:

Step 1: Stencil and Cut

Start by creating your banner out of your fabric. It is easiest if you size it to approximately the size of your printer paper (8.5″ x 11″) with a few extra inches at the bottom for the pendent and a 2 inch seam allowance at the top where you will create the opening for your dowel rod. Measure and cut to your desired size.

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Step 2: Sewing process

Create a sleeve at the top to accommodate the dowel rod by pinning the top 1-2 inches down to the wrong side of the fabric. Pin and sew a simple straight line.

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Step 3: Add wooden dowel

Insert your dowel rod into the sleeve.

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Step 4: Tracing

To put your letters on the fabric, use your print out to cut and trace the letters with a pencil or erasable marker (that can be wiped off later).

Step 5: Thick or bold

Use your fabric paint to go over the traced letters. Make your letters as thick or as thin as desired. If you go with a thicker font, fill in with more fabric paint to create a thicker letter. Let dry for the time indicated on the back of the bottle.

Step 6: Hanging

Once the paint is dry, add yard or string at the top so that the banner can be hung on a hook or nail on the wall!

Find the perfect place on the wall, add a hook or nail and display throughout the holidays!

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