The festive season is like no other. It’s the perfect time to visit family, chill at home and take a break from the strenuous year. Once the Christmas tree comes out from its hidden cave, you know its time to take a break, roll up your sleeves and start to set up more festive decorations.
Christmas party banners are a fun way to spruce up your home or office space in celebration of the holidays and we have four awesome inexpensive banners that you can DIY.
When you think Christmas, chances are you see a bit of green here, a bit of red there and bright lights that constantly make your eyes twitch. This banner is relatively inexpensive and a great way to brighten up your living space in a creative way. This design is inspired by flip calendars, you’ll be able to flip the top letters that spell out “Have A Merry”, to reveal another bunch of letters that spell out “Christmas”. So, let’s get to it…
Download and print banner templates online. Trace out the banners on colorful cardstocks (red, green, gold and orange). You can print letter templates and cut them out on cardstock, or you can purchase letters from craft stores that are pre-cut.
Cut the burlap pieces into 5” x 7.5” each, you should have 19 burlap pieces. Set the burlap squares aside and get out the banner pieces. Use glue to stick the letters in the center of the banner pieces.
Once the letters have properly adhered to the banner pieces, layer each piece on top of each other. For example, you’ll have one piece of the burlap square, the letter H, the letter C layered on each other. Next, use a hole punch to punch holes in the top of the layered pieces. Once you’re done use the command hooks to join all the pieces together through the punched hole.
Wooden beads are way better than using just twine. So, pass the wooden beads into the twine. Add three beads and then one of the layered pieces and continue for the next 9 pieces. Once you’re done passing the pieces and the beads, you can finally hang up your awesome festive vertical banner. You can add the red and green ribbons are the end of the Christmas gift banner to add a bit more oomph. This is perfect for outdoors.
Everyone knows the song, but just in case they forgot, you can always hang up the lyrics on the wall. This banner is so simple to make, you’ll want to make five more of this banner to hang around your house or office and are great alternatives.
Take the 1/3 yard of red felt and cut it to measure about 11.5”x 36”. Once you’ve gotten the right size, take the dowel rod, tie either the yarn, jute cord or twine on either end. Then wrap the top of the felt around it using glue to secure it in place. Wrap the bottom part of the felt and wrap it around the dowel rod, also using glue to secure it in place.
Leave the banner to dry. Print out letter templates, trace and cut them on white felt. Place the letters on the red felt banner and use glue to secure them in place.
Alternate the size of letters- make some big and other small- to utilize the red felt properly. Leave the letters to dry. Once the letters dry, hang up your felt banner and remind people of the amazing Christmas song.
This is probably the easiest banner to make in this post, and it requires less tools to make. Hang this banner in front of your fireplace or mantel with cool Christmas lights.
Print out the banner flags and download your letter template. Trace out the letters carefully on cardstock and cut out. You should have about 13 letters in total.
Print the banner flags, use a straight edge cutter or scissors to cut each letter flag of banner. Use the hole punch to make holes at the top corner of each flag. Use glue to stick the letters in the center of the burlap banners.
Use either a twine or jute cord to string the words together. Show off your art by the chimney, across a large doorway or in front of a bay window. Also great as a flag banner.
This is quite similar to the second banner but a different method. It is best if you can make as many of these banners as you can possibly make so you hang them around your house or office. Add some personalized photos for some extra oomph and character!
Cut out the banner out of the fabric. To make it easy for you, cut it to the size of your printer paper (8.5”x 11”) with a few extra inches at the bottom for the pendant and a 2-inch seam allowance at the top for where the dowel rod will pass through. Measure and cut to your desired size.
Create a sizable opening at the top of the fabric by folding down the 2-inch seam allowance to the wrong side of the fabric.
Pin down the fabric and sew a simple straight line. Insert the dowel rod into the opening. Take the printed letters and place them on the fabric, use the printout or a stencil to cut and trace the letters with a pencil or marker that can be easily wiped away. Use the fabric paint to go over the traced letters. You can make the letters thin or thick, it depends on you. if your letters are thick, use more fabric pain to create a thicker letter. Leave the banner to dry.
Once the paint is completely dry, add yarn or jute cord to the ends of the dowel rod. Hang your “Be Merry” banner anywhere around the house or in your front porch. If you're looking for more holidays check out these New Year Banner Ideas.