I hope you are enjoying the 12*12*12 Holiday Blog Hop! Can you believe all the lovely projects and recipes?! I am dying to try the brownie recipe Melissa just posted. And the good news is that the fun is not over yet! Now that you've had some sweets, it's time for another project...
If you are looking to add a little festivity to your space, a banner is something you can easily put together with your favorite scrapbooking supplies that you have on hand! Just choose a holiday sentiment and create banner "bases" for as many letters as are in your word. Then embellish, string all the bases together, and hang.
For my noel banner, I used a banner set from Jenni Bowlin. But if you don't have a set, you could simply cut triangles from cardboard packaging (like the sheets at the back of packs of paper) or adhere a few sheets of cardstock together to create a thicker base. And if you like the papers in this banner, it's Basic Grey's new holiday line: Eskimo Kisses.
One of my favorite parts of creating this noel banner was putting together tissue flowers. I was going for a shabby chic look, so I think these tissue flowers are perfectly imperfect for holding the letters. To create your own:
1. Start by gathering tissue, cardstock, adhesive and something to cut a small circle with. I used the same tissue you'd use for stuffing a gift bag.
7. Work your way around the circle, setting the folded tissue onto the cardstock. For extra texture, put a bit of adhesive between the two layers of tissue and pinch extra folds into the top layer.
Banners are such a fun and affordable way to bring a little more holiday cheer into your home. They'd also make good gifts or even cubicle decorations!
Did you work up an appetite?! Good! Because in just a short while, at 6pm CST, Carrie at Through the Camera Lens will be sharing something you won't want to miss!
And once the 12 hours of holiday fun are over today, I'd love for you to stop back and share your thoughts! Happy Holidays!