This is our first Christmas at Avonlea Antique Mall and I’ve made a few DIY Christmas banners for our booth. First off, I want to thank my friend and marathon runner Melanie of Lost and Found in Texas for sharing her NOEL Banner. I downloaded it, glittered it, and put it in the shop. Here it is with my Santa Banner:
I created three different banners with six 4″ x 6″ images each. I took my travel drive to Staples to get crisp images on card stock.
Following Melanie’s advice, I left a 1/4″ border for the glitter. Ah, the glitter. Lots of swirling silver glitter. I wanted mostly Victorian pictures, so turned to The Graphics Fairy. It’s hard to believe that some people may not know about her site. If that’s the case, go there immediately.
I’m offering the Angel Banner as a free printable banner. Click here to download the graphic. (I hope this works. I’ve never tried to upload a file on my blog before.)
My last banner features Children, and I studiously integrated little boys and girls into it.
I want to quickly mention my other decorations: a display of two kinds of handmade Christmas ornaments. I used the technique demonstrated by Sarah at Pink Cricut on the glass balls. The tricky part is putting the image inside the ornament, getting it centered as best you can, and glued down.
I painted the papier mâché ornaments with ASCP Old White and used plenty of gold glitter on both styles of ornaments. I’m still finding glittering gold and silver specks throughout my kitchen, and migrating into the living room.
Thanks for visiting us. Be sure to take time to breathe and enjoy this holiday season.
Ann Marie and David