Create this simple budget-friendly modernist Christmas banner to add a little holiday cheer to your home decor without going into holiday overload!
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
- sewing machine
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.
Step 3: Add wooden dowel
Insert your dowel rod into the sleeve.
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!