I started working on my mantel for Christmas. I’m not ready to show the whole mantel yet, but I wanted to share my “believe” banner.
I started with glitter stickers, pom-pom fringe and small cupcake liners.
I printed this off The Graphics Fairy blog. If you haven’t been there before. Check it out. There’s so many wonderful free things to print off. I wanted to have Christmas text in the background, even though it’s not going to be very readable once it’s finished.
I used a 1 3/4″ punch for the circles.
Then applied the glitter stickers to the circles.
I simply flattened the cupcake liners using my fingers. They won’t be perfectly flat.
Then I attached the paper to the cupcake liners using a glue stick.
I wanted to add some color to the banner, so I decided to glitter some clothespins red. I used this glitter, because it was the only red I had and I was trying to use things I already had around the house. I actually like the really fine glitter better.
I secured the finished letters to the pom-pom fringe with the clothespins.
The ends of the banner looked a little blah, so I used wire to twist together some ornaments.
And attached them to the hooks holding the banner.
I’m pleased with how it turned out. You could add more layers to the banner by attaching larger cupcake liners or larger circles to the back. Or you could even cut out large triangles and attach the letters to them. Hmmm, maybe I’ll be adding a little something to my banner later.
I’m linking to:
Sunday Showcase Party at Under the Table and Dreaming
Countdown to Christmas Party at Domestically Speaking
DIY Project Parade at The DIY Show Off
Home for the Holidays at It’s a Blog Party
Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy
Tip Me Tuesday at Tip Junkie
Get Your Craft On at Today’s Creative Blog
Holiday Highlights Linky Party at The DIY Showoff
Transformations Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Frugalicious Fridayat Finding Fabulous
Christmas Craft Link Party at Centsational Girl