Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Decorations

Hi everyone

It's time to put up the Christmas tree and decorate the house I thought that this cute banner was a great way to do just that. Even the kids can join in with this one. Chloe loved this banner so much she's made banners herself and they are hanging everywhere in the house LOL!! A great way to use up those scraps of Christmas Paper.

While it is cheap and quick to buy your decorations it's always nice to have some homemade one's. We always every year as a tradition add new decorations to our tree and house by each of us creating something. It's so lovely to pull these out each year over the years for the kids to see how much they have changed, they still put up all those decorations they made when they were younger, just something a little special. A time for reminisce.

Things you will need to create your banner

banner flag template

wide ribbon (length to be longer than the actual banner)

Sheets of Acetate /Transparency

Flourish Stamp and other stamp images (Santa)

Staz-on ink

Kindy glitz

I used A2Z Scraplets Christmas chipboard shapes – these can be bought in the store

Chipboard alpha – I used Creative Imaginations boxed set


Kaiser medium rhinestones

paint/ink/Twinklings H2O (I used the twinkling to paint some of my flowers)

Old Christmas papers

Using your banner template, trace 8 of these onto your patterned paper and 7 onto your acetate, cut out and ink the edges of each including the acetate ones using staz-on ink.

Once the ink has dried on the edges of the acetate banner pieces, stamp your desired flourish onto the tip of the banner pieces using staz-on ink. Set each one aside to dry. Don’t stamp the flourish on your patterned papers.

Once the ink has dried use Kindy Glitz and go over the top of your flourishes. Allow to dry completely.

I then laid all the pieces onto the floor and started to place the Scraplets and flowers. Once you are happy with how it looks do one piece at a time, inking the Scraplets and alpha, then adhere your flowers and chipboard. Do this for each one. (I also covered my letters with glitter for that extra bling look).

After you have completed all the pieces you can now adhere to your ribbon.

I used a wet glue to adhere to the ribbon, only apply the glue to the top edge of each piece having each piece meet at the corners.

Leave enough ribbon on each end to hang.

Very quick and easy and the kids love it!!

Hope you enjoyed the banner and give it a go with the kids, they will love it.

Some closer up images of the banner

Have a great weekend!!


ann said...

A really sweet banner and great idea to use Acetate...xx

annette said...

the banner looks fabulous IRL, Ness
so pretty hanging over the doorway in the lounge .... Chloe's are great as well LOL ... x:)

BrigitteG said...

woww Ness... i'm still not into xmas mood :(...but i must say this banner is absolutely gorrrgeous !! love it !!