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DIY Custom Christmas Banner

During the holiday season, the stores are filled with tons of generic decor that looks, well, unoriginal. So I decided to fix that problem by making a lot of my own holiday decor this year. Today I’m sharing a tutorial for a custom Christmas banner that can be whipped up in an afternoon. All you’ll need is some burlap fabric and a few other materials from your local craft store. So let’s get started!

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Here’s what you’ll need for your banner:

  • 1/2 yard of burlap fabric
  • White spray paint
  • 1-3″ tall adhesive letters
  • Gold Sharpie marker (not pictured)
  • Scissors
  • Gold and white baker’s twine
  • Hot glue gun

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Begin by cutting out rectangles from your burlap fabric. Mine were 2 x 3 inches and I cut 14 of them to spell out the words “merry & bright” with blank flags in between the words.

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Next, stick your letters onto the surface of the fabric. Place them just below the center point on the rectangle to allow for some space at the top to glue to the string. Press the letters down firmly and spray paint the flags with two light coats of white spray paint. Be sure to work outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.

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Once they have dried, outline each letter with a gold Sharpie marker to make the letters stand out.