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:

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.)

Angel Banner

My last banner features Children, and I studiously integrated little boys and girls into it.

Children Christmas Banner

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.

Christmas Ornaments

Thanks for visiting us. Be sure to take time to breathe and enjoy this holiday season.

Ann Marie and David

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12 Comments on DIY Christmas Banners

  1. darrielle Tennenbaum
    December 9, 2014 at 4:58 pm (5 years ago)

    I have a garland made from vintage Christmas graphics too! Love yours!

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    • irisabbey
      December 10, 2014 at 1:06 am (5 years ago)

      Hello, again! I really love the Victorian images because they remind me of Christmas at my Grandma’s house as a child.

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  2. Shannon from Bohemian Junktion
    December 10, 2014 at 3:00 am (5 years ago)

    Very cute garlands. I like the vintage look of them. Makes me think of being at my Nanny’s house.

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    • irisabbey
      December 10, 2014 at 3:18 am (5 years ago)

      Hi, Shannon, and thanks for your comment. I feel the same way about the old-time images — I think of my Grandma. I was just looking at your blog and realized you are the creator of the jaunty star. It’s great.

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  3. Robin
    December 10, 2014 at 11:59 pm (5 years ago)

    Your banners are beautiful! I love them.

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    • irisabbey
      December 15, 2014 at 5:57 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks, Robin, I appreciate your comment. They are pretty simple to do. I love their old-fashioned look and the hint of flash with the glitter.

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  4. Jennelise
    December 11, 2014 at 2:29 am (5 years ago)

    Gorgeous – I love the way you used vintage postcards!
    Jennelise

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    • irisabbey
      December 11, 2014 at 5:51 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks so much for your comment, Jennelise. Have a great weekend!

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  5. Poppy
    December 12, 2014 at 10:11 pm (5 years ago)

    Very pretty Christmas banners! I love the vintage quality to them and how you used glitter all around them….very beautiful:) Merry Christmas!

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    • irisabbey
      December 13, 2014 at 2:00 am (5 years ago)

      Thanks for stopping by, Poppy. I’m pleased with how they turned out.

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  6. Melanie
    December 15, 2014 at 3:01 pm (5 years ago)

    So glad you were able to print out a Noel banner Ann Marie 🙂 It looks perfect, and your postcard banners are a treat also. I love the vintage look of them.

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    • irisabbey
      December 15, 2014 at 8:42 pm (5 years ago)

      Thanks, Melanie. I so appreciate your sharing the Noel banner and getting me motivated on doing the others. Hope all is well.

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